When you don’t have your toothbrush try one of these foods

| June 4, 2014


Have you ever been in a situation  where  you wished we had a toothbrush—but didn’t. Perhaps it was on a recent hiking trip. Perhaps it was right after lunch, on a day when you were headed into an important  meeting. Regardless of when it was, you knew that fresh, sparkling teeth would bring the comfort and confidence you needed.

Certain types of foods can help you “brush” your teeth  in a pinch.

 Nature’s Tooth Scrubbers

Scrubber foods naturally clean your teeth, although not perfectly, but enough to help you smile with confidence. As you chew scrubber foods they remove plaque and leftover particles from other foods you have eaten. They also increases saliva flow, which helps clean your mouth as well.

 Most Scrubber foods Are Crisp, Firm, And High In Fiber

Here are a few common foods that can help keep your teeth clean when you are without your toothbrush:

    • Apples
    • Cucumbers
    • Celery
    • Carrots
    • Radishes
    • Broccoli

All of the foods above are excellent at freshening your mouth. Use them at the end of a meal or after a snack. You still need to brush and floss. But these foods, can be helpful until you get to your toothbrush.

 Try It using scrubber foods Yourself!

Try finishing up meals with scrubber foods instead of sweets and let us know, at your next dental appointment,  if you notice the difference.  Do you know of another great scrubber food that we haven’t mentioned? Share your tip below!

Thanks for your continued trust in Grandview Dental Care.

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