If we want healthy teeth and gums we need to be eating plenty of nutritious foods that contain the right vitamins and minerals. We need to tackle plaque on a daily basis to prevent further issues in the mouth such as gingivitis and gum disease. Fortunately, nature provides us with a vegetable that not only feeds us with essential vitamins and minerals but also scrapes away plaque with every bite!
This amazing tooth cleaning veggie is, of course, the Almighty Carrot!
What is plaque?
Plaque is a mass of harmful bacteria that forms on the teeth and gum lining. At first, it appears as a sticky colorless substance, but if left untreated can turn into hard calcified tartar or calculus, which only metal implements can remove. Plaque bacteria feed on sugar, so the more sugar you consume the more the plaque builds up on your teeth. As the bacteria feed, they release toxins that infect gum tissue and cause inflammation to gum cells. This inflammation is known as gingivitis and is the beginning of gum disease!
But we don’t want it to get to that!
How do carrots help fight plaque?
Carrots are one of the best cavity-fighting veggies out there! They contain carotene which strengthens the mucous membranes of the mouth and gums, thus helping to prevent dental decay. Similar to apples, carrots are full of fiber and act as a natural abrasive so they are perfect for scrubbing off plaque and other food debris each time you take a bite! Carrots also help to stimulate saliva production, which helps to wash away stain-causing bacteria and harmful toxins from the mouth.
In addition to cleaning the teeth, carrots contain vitamins essential for fighting tooth decay. Carrots contain vitamin A, which helps to rebuild tooth enamel, B vitamins which help to reduce inflammation, and of course, vitamin C which is key to the processes of cell growth and repair of tissue.
Take away that sweet tooth with a crunchy and nutritious snack!
Another bonus to snacking on this tooth and gum friendly veggie is its ability to take away your sugar cravings and leave you with a lovely satisfied feeling of fullness! So when you’re a bit hungry between meals, forget the chips and grab a carrot!
Another one of nature’s plaque attackers!
Good-Gums tooth and gum powder is our all-natural, herbal formula that’s excellent for keeping teeth and gums healthy. Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, Good-Gums helps to counter acidity in the mouth while neutralizing the bacteria that promote plaque growth.
We believe that going ‘back to nature’ is the way to a healthy mouth and body. So grab a carrot and your own bottle of Good-Gums and say goodbye to unhealthy teeth and gums!