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How Rainbow Produce Improves Your Oral Health

Posted on 5/13/2018 by JJ Perkiomaki
Rainbow Produce Ashley Bennett DDS and J.J. Perkiomaki DMD PC OR 97221Eating a rainbow of produce can improve your oral health significantly. The brighter the color the better for your health, in general. Colorful produce is packed with vitamins, minerals and have other properties that can affect your oral health.

What colors are better for your oral health? The simple answer is any and all, but we will give you some information on what the different colors in your fruits and veggies mean.

The more variety you include in your diet, the better overall health you will have, and your teeth can only benefit from it.


An apple a day can keep the doctor and the dentist away. The old nursery rhyme is true after all, because eating an apple a day can be extremely beneficial for your oral health. The action of biting and chewing on the apple actually cleans bacteria from your teeth, so you could benefit from having one often.

Raw Onion

Eating a raw onion can be beneficial because they have antibacterial properties that are hard to match. Did you know that each tooth can have thousands of bacteria? Pretty gross if you really think about it, so anything that helps eliminate that stuff is great for your oral health.


Carrots get the orange from beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that can help fight stains and improve your oral health by helping to fight cavities. Cut up some carrots next time your kids ask you for a snack in between meals.

Even though nothing is as effective as brushing twice daily, flossing and visiting us regularly, what you eat can be very helpful to keep a healthy mouth and make your next checkup a successful one. Adding a rainbow of produce is one sure way of making that smile brighter but you also keep up with your six-months checkups.

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