Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 6: Watermelon
Does your child have braces? Is your teenager wearing Invisalign? Are you in search of fruit or vegetable that your child can eat that won’t cause enamel decay and is easy to eat? Watermelon may your child’s next best friend. Watermelon has many benefits for children with braces.
It’s Soft and Won’t Stain
For starters, it is a soft, juicy fruit without a great deal of fleshly fruit. So watermelon is less likely to get stick in your child’s braces like a vegetable like corn would or a fruit with a lot of seeds – like a pomegranate – would. Watermelon is soft and easy to chew. It also will not stain. Yes, this may be a juicy, red fruit but it is packed with water, and will not harm your child’s braces hardware or bands.
It’s Healthy for Your Teeth
watermelon contains nutrients that are safe for your child’s teeth – something that is very important when someone is wearing braces, as you don’t want to pack a lot of surgary drinks and foods around the hardware and discover brown spots on the teeth when the braces come off. Watermelon is a great source of Vitamin C, which promotes the production of collagen for healthy gums. Watermelon also is packed with the mineral phosphorus, which works with calcium to strengthen teeth and the enamel on teeth.
Did we forget to mention that watermelon is delicious to eat — especially during the summer? Sounds like a home run for your child doesn’t it? ‘t you’re looking for a tooth- and braces-safe fruit for your child’s summer diet, then it’s time to start making dishes with watermelon. It’s a great summer snack, and you’re children will find that it is easy to eat and good for their teeth!
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Nothing is going to change about your smile until you take action. Call today to learn more about what the best orthodontist in Nashville TN can offer you. Enjoy the professional and inviting atmosphere at Gluck Orthodontics as you are welcomed into the office. Dr. Gluck and his staff will strive to make you comfortable and keep you well-informed about all of your orthodontic options.
Remember that your choice to have orthodontic treatment will give you a boost of confidence and make your smile shine. You’ll also be able to have better oral hygiene and avoid problems like TMJ disorders due to a poor bite or misalignment of your teeth. Dr. Gluck is here for you to bring out the best in your smile. Make your appointment today.
• Dr. Joel Gluck
• Dr. Jonathan Gluck
Gluck Orthodontics – Nashville Orthodontist
2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite A-200 Nashville, TN 37215
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.
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