Here’s to Your Gums!

At Meyers Family Dental, we care a great deal about preventive care for your oral health. We care about all of you, actually, but the more we can empower you to take better care of your mouth, the better for everyone. Through the summer, we’ve been focusing on healthy gums and how they maintain a healthy smile.

They say it all the time: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. An apple a day can also help your gums stay healthy. Apples and celery are just examples of firm, water-filled raw foods that can exercise the gums, neutralize acidity, and rinse away excess food debris inside and around the mouth. That’s a lot of good work for a commonly available fruit!

Many people don’t know that vitamin C is also surprisingly healthy for your gums. According to the Mayo Clinic, vitamin C is needed for the formation of blood vessels and other key tissues that support your teeth. In fact, bleeding gums can result from a bad deficiency of vitamin C. Berries, brussels sprouts, spinach, and citrus fruits are all a great source of vitamin C.

Numerous other foods and snacks are good for your blood, healing, and gums. Now that it’s back to school season, it’s a great time to start some new, healthy habits to keep your mouth healthy. Summer is also great for scheduling treatments before the kids go back to school and your calendar gets busier. Visit for your whole family’s check-ups!