Can Oranges Help or Hurt Your Oral Health?

This actually is an important question since most people have Orange Juice or eat Oranges on a daily basis.

The short answer is that Oranges, and other citrus fruits, are not only good for your whole body, but is very good for the health of your gums.  The way this works is that vitamin C helps in the formation of connective tissue since it is an antioxidant, and therefore helps prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis. It also causes connective tissue and blood vessels to strengthen.  It actually is also a naturally occurring cleaner of teeth, by dissolving dental plaque that can cause cavities and tooth staining.  Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD suggests that we can get our daily dose of vitamin C by eating Oranges, Kiwi, Papayas, Lemons, and Mangos.  Dr. Marks says that it is better to get your dose of vitamin C by eating it instead of taking in supplements.

If you have any concerns about the condition of your gums, or teeth, we would be happy to talk to you about it and take a complementary look at you. Contact us now for any more information or to make an appointment.