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Carrots are superb for building snowmen and feeding horses, but are they okay for your teeth? As it turns out, they are! Carrots can be very good for teeth. Here’s a bit of information we’ve put together for you on why carrots may be able to improve your oral health. If you have any inquiries after reading this, then please ask us about carrots and tooth-healthy diet options during your next visit to our office.

You may know that carrots are great for your eyes, but they’re actually awesome for your teeth too. Eating carrots can help your oral cavity produce surplus amounts of saliva, and spit is needed to keep your mouth wet and to rinse away bacteria and food particles remaining in your oral cavity after eating meals. Furthermore, carrots have vitamin A, which strengthens mucous membranes and keeps mouths from drying, enabling you to heal dental lacerations speedily.

There are several ways to add carrots to your diet. You can try cutting them up for a yummy bowl of crudité, or you may want to try dipping a few baby carrots in hummus. Carrots are excellent in stews and stocks, and they add a good bit of crunch to salads. If you’re creative, you can strengthen the welfare of your teeth with carrots in many ways!

If you would like to contact the practice of Dr. Charles Peter, dial 727-785-7202 to speak with the Clearwater, Florida, Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL location staff.