Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 10: Pineapples


Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy body, and your teeth are no exception. After visiting your orthodontist to have braces or Invisalign placed on your teeth, it is important to start incorporating fruits and vegetables in your diet to help in the development of a beautiful smile. Pineapples are an excellent choice that are not only considered a delicious fruit but are also full of vitamins and enzymes that help to stifle inflammation and maintain healthy bones.

Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapples are a sweet and refreshing tropical fruit that are enjoyed all over the world, especially on hot summer days. This fruit packs a powerful amount of vitamins that hold many benefits. Pineapples are exceptionally high in vitamin C, which aids in maintaining healthy gums, as well as a strong immune system. Manganese is a vitamin that is essential to bone and connective tissue development and can also be found in high amounts in pineapple.

In addition to vitamins, pineapple contains a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is known to help inflammation and for reducing pain. Bromelain can be a great addition to your diet, especially after visiting your orthodontist to tighten your braces or change your Invisalign tray; this can help to soothe some discomfort as your teeth adjust.

Other Benefits of Pineapple

• Heart-healthy
• Aids digestion
• Helps against free radicals
• Anti-inflammatory
• Protects against macular degeneration
• High in vitamin B1 for energy production

Pineapples are nature’s delicious and nutritious candy. You can incorporate this healthy fruit as a light breakfast, a healthy dessert or even as just a snack. With something so yummy, you will not only be rewarded in taste but also in health benefits.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.


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