It Is Great For Your Teeth If You Regularly Eat Celery

It Is Great For Your Teeth If You Regularly Eat Celery

The food that our patients put in our body have a strong influence on their oral health. Patients who consume sugary foods, acidic drinks, and other unhealthy foods expose themselves to cavities, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. Conversely, diets rich in healthy foods have both direct and indirect positive effects on a patient’s teeth and gums. When it comes to health and nutrition, few foods are as effective as celery. The combination of its nutritional content and its fibrous makeup render it one of the best foods a patient could eat for good oral health.


Celery naturally removes food particles and harmful bacteria as it is chewed. Celery also contains significant amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, two antioxidants that fortify the gums and help reduce inflammation and soreness for those suffering from periodontal diseases. Eating celery also prompts the body to create saliva, which acts as a natural counteragent to harmful bacteria and plaque buildup. The calcium in celery assists in keeping teeth strong and healthy.


Regularly consuming celery reduces the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Celery can also reduce the frequency of constipation. Celery is low in sugar and sodium, making it an ideal snack for those seeking to regulate their blood sugar levels. Celery is an alkalizing food, countering the potential negative effects of acidic food and drinks. Celery can promote a healthy metabolism because of its folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin C. Celery is rich in vitamin K which can fortify bones and reduce the risks of developing neurological diseases. And eating one stalk of celery is the hydrating equivalent of drinking 12 ounces of water. Call our office if you have questions about your diet and how it affects your oral health.