Did you know that the high water content in apples helps stimulate the flow of saliva? The flow of saliva helps protect against tooth decay (cavities) by washing away food particles and buffering acid!
Apples also have a number of nutritional benefits that promote overall good health including:
* apples are high in fiber which aids in digestion
* apples support a healthy immune system
* apples help improve blood sugar levels
* apples promote weight loss because they are high in fiber that gives people the feeling of “fullness”
For these reasons, Lincolnwood Family Dental recommends adding an apple a day to your child’s snack break or lunch break.
Dr Baig supports the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you have a toddler at home, cut thin slices of apple for your child’s safety.
If you have questions about your child’s dental health, please contact Lincolnwood Family Dental. Dr Baig would be happy to help!