Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 8: Pineapples
Eat Nutritious Foods While Undergoing Orthodontic Treatment
After you begin to wear braces, an orthodontist will provide a list of nutritious foods that you should eat. You must use caution while chewing some foods because tough fibers can damage wires or brackets. However, when you chop fruit into tiny pieces or squeeze out the delicious juice, you are less likely to have problems. Pineapples contain an assortment of nutrients that include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
Eating Pineapples is an excellent way to improve your immunity levels to help your body heal faster. When you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, your gums will feel sensitive from wearing Invisalign aligners that are shifting your teeth into better positions, but vitamin C helps to reduce the inflammation inside your mouth.
Use Pineapples In Your Favorite Recipes
You can also use tasty Pineapples sections in recipes such as rice and chicken or dark leafy green salads. If you are making a chicken recipe, then make sure to remove the meat from the bones to have small pieces that are easier to chew. Cook rice until it is tender before adding the small sections of a fresh orange. When you want to have a salad instead, use fresh raw spinach along with orange sections to have a meal that is rich in minerals and vitamins.
Schedule Your First Appointment With Dr. Kyle R. Childers
At Childers Orthodontics in Benton, Ill., you can have an examination from an expert orthodontist. We offer orthodontic treatments for children, teenagers and adults with these devices:
• Clear plastic aligners from Invisalign
• Braces using the Damon System
• SureSmile imaging to make the best arch wires
• Retainers to keep teeth in the best positions
• AcceleDent Aura to reduce your treatment time
• Accurate teeth impressions with the iTero System
Contact us today with a telephone call to 618-438-2815.