There are simply times where flossing is not able to happen. Consider work lunches, flights, and going on a hike as simple examples. However, you do have options to keep your teeth clean and healthy. One option is eating some fresh produce to help keep your teeth clean.
There are some stringy types of produce that can help get between your teeth to act similarly to flossing. If you can incorporate those as snacks, you can keep your teeth healthier until you can get to a place where you have the option to floss.
What Types of Produce Are Best to Help You Floss?
One of the best types of produce to chew on when you are not able to floss is celery. The stringy bits inside a stalk of celery can easily get between your teeth and clean out some of what is in there. It is not as good as flossing, but it is definitely a good option when flossing isn't an option.
Another type of produce that is good to chew on to help you keep your teeth clean is leafy greens. These hydrating leaves have a lot of stringy bits inside them as well. The more you chew on them, the deeper between your teeth they can get. Just make sure when you are done eating them, you look in the mirror to ensure none are stuck between your teeth.
Eating produce can do a lot when it comes to trying to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Make sure to include as many different options as you possibly can each day. Ideally, you want some produce that is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple on a daily basis. This gives you a great nutritional boost, plus it also helps to keep your teeth as healthy as possible between your visits to our office. Call us for more information.