Listen Up! You May Want to Add Pineapple to Your Dental Routine as There Are Many Benefits.
We all strive for that perfect white healthy smile by using whitening toothpaste or treatments to at-home remedies. But did you know that the secret for a radiant smile might just lay in eating pineapple?
Sure, many of us have heard that certain foods like sugar, acidic drinks, and sticky candy can harm our teeth, but are there any foods that have good dental benefits?
Thanks to the beautiful earth and the wholesome food it produces, there happen to be quite a few foods that benefit our dental hygiene. So perhaps you are surprised, stunned even, that Pineapple is included! Head to our blog to learn more about pineapple in your dental hygiene routine.
Pineapples Journey to America
Pineapple is an incredibly delicious, juicy, tropical fruit, originated in South America. American colonists began to import pineapples in the 17th century from the Caribbean islands. Americans were fascinated with the exotic qualities that this spiky fruit contains, and the rareness of it to the American countries compared to the fruits that are typically grown here. The popular fruit is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and other healthy compounds.
Bromelain Dental Benefits
So how exactly does pineapple benefit our pearly whites? The answer is Bromelain!
Bromelain is a group of enzymes found in pineapple juice and stem. Commonly used to treat pain, muscle soreness, burns, and many other conditions, although doctors have discovered the beautiful effects on the mouth. Because of its acidity, you would think that it would be a no on the list, but Pineapple is one of the few citrus fruits that alkalize the mouth.
Dental Office Recommends Pineapple
According to Dr. Ellie Phillips, in the ’70s, she worked at a dental office in Switzerland that recommended patients to eat Pineapple before and after their wisdom teeth surgery. Conducting research studies on the effects of Pineapple in the mouth, she discovered its wonders.
In the mouth, Bromelain helps reduce inflammation and healing, acts as a natural stain remover, and aids in breaking up plaque. A high concentration of Vitamin C can also reduce the risk of gum inflammation. Many people also claim that it also helps with dental sensitivity. Indeed, this is all very interesting!
So, go ahead, enjoy a delicious bowl of Pineapple and a healthier, whiter smile!
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