at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley will tell you more about how unrefined grains can actually be good for your dental health.

What Makes a Grain “Whole?”

You can find a variety of whole grains at just about any market. Some natural grocers sell a large variety of whole grains in bulk. Just remember, anything that is white, or full of enriched flour is not a whole grain. Though the whole grains we consume go through some mild processing to prepare them for you, the thing that makes them whole is that they are intact. The three parts that define whole grains are germ, endosperm, and bran. Normally in dentistry we don’t advocate for germs, but this is a different kind altogether. Some examples of great-for-you grains would include brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, barley, and oats.

The Right Thing to Do

So, now that you know a bit more about what makes a grain whole, how can they help your dental health? Whole grains have the distinction of reducing inflammation. This may ease periodontal disease because the condition is marked by swollen gum tissues. Whole foods help you to balance your pH which won’t cure gum disease, but can stop it in its tracks. Furthermore, gum disease and heart disease are often linked under the term . Compelling research regarding the relationship between gum disease and other conditions like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, and low-birth weight in babies has been done over the years. Whole grains are known to be good for both your heart and your gums.

Consult with your Moreno Valley Dentists

To keep your gums healthy, be sure to visit your dentists in Moreno Valley for a checkup and cleaning. We can also help with any of your general dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment at our 92533 dentist office  contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.