Fiber is something your body needs, and that most people simply do not get enough of. It helps the body function better, and it keeps all of the parts of your body healthier.
It can also help your mouth stay healthier. The more roughage, as it is called, that you put into your diet, the healthier you, you will get out of it.
Getting More Fiber into Your Diet
You want to fill your diet with as much fiber as you possibly can. It clears out your body as it works its way through, grabbing a lot of the things that would otherwise make you sick. Fiber clears out cholesterol, soaks up excess fat from foods and allows you to pass it, and it even helps to keep your teeth stronger for longer than they would if you were not eating a lot of fiber.
You can eat a lot of different foods that will add fiber. The rule of thumb is, the more they require you to chew, the better they are for your mouth. Think about how much harder spinach is to chew than most foods.
The extra chewing of that fiber-filled option helps you to salivate more, which helps your teeth to stay cleaner and healthier. Plus, the roughage you create when you chew works like having a mini-toothbrush in your mouth that helps to clean off more debris and even some tartar.
When you next visit your dentist for a procedure or for a cleaning, ask them about the benefits your teeth would see from an increase in fiber in your diet. Your dentist can then show you the areas of your teeth and of your gums that would best enjoy you eating an increase of fiber. Call our office to find out more, today!