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Kids Teeth Need More Apples

Remember the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It may have been coined over 150 years ago, but it still rings very true today. The Washington Post put together a really nice article on the origination and evolution of the phrase as we know it today.

Apples act as the natural toothbrush because it is able to scrub away plaque and bacteria from teeth, gums, and the tongue. This fruit comes standard with numerous antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. They are low in calories and contain Vitamin C and fiber.

At Signature Smiles, we encourage our patients to eat healthy, which includes eating apples. Our pediatric dentists educate children on why sugary soft drinks, candies, and other sugar-filled foods and drinks aren’t healthy and can cause cavities in teeth.


Not only do they help clean teeth, but they can also help prevent other serious health problems, like stroke and an increase in high bad cholesterol. As your dentists, we know how oral health affects the overall health. There are direct links of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes with poor oral hygiene. Good oral health doesn’t simply impact the possibility of cavities.

But don’t just rely on apples. Be certain to brush your teeth twice per day, floss every day, and rinse with antiseptic mouthwash. Also be certain to schedule the bi-annual dental cleaning to ensure that hard to remove plaque is eliminated. These dental cleanings also ensure that your dentist can advise you on possible dental issues that may be arising. These dental cleanings aren’t just for adults. Our pediatric dentists focus heavily on educating kids.


Be sure to start stocking up on apples so you can add to your healthy diet and better protect your teeth and gums from plaque.

If you’re planning to undergo a dental cleaning, be sure to contact us to schedule your appointment.

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