Why Raisins are good for your teeth!Why Raisins are good for your teeth!

5 Reason Raisins are good for your teeth

Nature’s candy, the Raisin, is sweet, chewy and good for your oral health. But do not take my word for it. As reported by researchers at the University of Chicago, ‘Compounds found in raisins fight bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease.’
Below are 5 reasons why your dentist might promote Raisins as a staple snack for healthy oral hygiene;

1. Raisins are made with the right kind of sugars, mainly fructose and glucose. Sucrose, which will not be found in a plain raisin, is the sugar that helps bacteria stick to the tooth surface allowing bacteria to produce plaque.

2. Raisins are a source of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals have been found to benefit our body’s immune system, vision, skin, and bone health. Phytochemical-rich Raisins may kill cavity-causing plaque bacteria

3. Phytochemical-rich raisins can make plaque less sticky and easier to remove.

4. Chewing raisins can stimulate saliva which helps to cleanse your palate.

5. Raisins satisfy your sweet tooth.


Who knew that something as small and sweet as a raisin could also be good for you? Consult your dentist for other foods which may assist good oral hygiene. Remember to maintain a healthy balanced diet, brush twice daily, floss at least once a day and consult your dentist bi-annually. Happy Chewing!

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