Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Is Watermelon Good For Your Oral Health?

In our Savon monthly newsletter, I did an article about the health benefits of watermelon and while I was researching, I came across a little section about how watermelon is good for your teeth. I found this interesting so I decided to look into it a little more.

In my article I mentioned that watermelon was a super food that contained high amounts of water, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So here are a few reasons why watermelon is good for your oral health!

Water Content - Watermelon contains about 92 % of water. This high water content helps rinse your mouth to prevent bacteria.

Vitamin C - Studies have shown that low vitamin C concentrations have been linked to gum disease. Since watermelon is high in vitamin C, eating this fruit can help reduce your risk of getting gum disease. Vitamin C also works to inhibit the formation of tartar and plaque on the teeth.

Natural Toothbrush - Watermelon is fibrous, which means when you're eating it, it's actually scrubbing your teeth. This is a perfect snack after a meal!

The above material was provided for informational purposes only. This is not intended to to take the place of your daily oral health routine. You still need to brush and floss daily along with visiting your dentist every six months for your check ups!

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