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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about the dentist? We have a bit of good news on that front: apples are tooth-approved foods! Continue reading to find out how apples help guard your teeth and why they’re one of only a few sugary foods we recommend. And if the idea of keeping the dentist away sounds as sad to you as it does to us, feel free to call us or swing by our office to schedule your next exam.

Apples are sweet, but since they’re high in water, they are alright for your teeth. When you consume an apple, your oral cavity produces extra saliva that washes away bacteria and debris. Most crucially, apples stimulate the gums, leaving your mouth cleaner than it was before. The skin within apples, which is high in fiber, wears away plaque from the gums and teeth, helping you to thwart gum disease. Pack a whole apple or a few apple slices in your or your child’s lunches to get an awesome, mid-day teeth cleaning. And remember: an apple a day keeps the doctor away and the dentist happy!

The staff at Washington Dental Group work together with Dr. Yong Park to support you. Get in touch with your Washington office now at 1-800-823-0830 to get ready for your checkup.