Yes it is true .Fruit basket a day can help keep your tooth and gums healthy. Fruits are rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibres and hence can help you achieve that perfect smile. Below are some of the dental benefits of fruit

Strawberries for Gums

Strawberries are brimming with gum–building vitamin C.

Vitamin C is required for production of collagen, a key protein that maintains your gums' strength and integrity — and strong gums are an integral part of overall oral health. Just a half a cup of fresh strawberries delivers more than 70 percent of the daily value for vitamin C!

Whiten Your Teeth With Bananas

Take the inside of the banana peel & rub it against your teeth gently for 3 mins. The minerals in the banana like potassium, magnesium & manganese absorb in to your teeth & whiten them.

Apple -a natural toothbrush

It  stimulates your gums, increases saliva flow which prevents cavity build up & it refreshes the surface of your teeth .

Oranges for Gums

Citrus  fruits like oranges help keep your gums healthy by strengthening blood vessels and connective tissue  that holds your teeth in your jaw. It's the vitamin C in citrus that is so powerful. Vitamin C also helps reduce inflammation, which may prevent or slow the progression of gingivitis, so make oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus regular features in your fruit bowl!

I would also like to stress on the importance of water for heathy tooth.

Adequate intake of water daily, not only helps detoxify your body but also helps keep your teeth healthy. Researches have shown that average daily water intake should be 5 litres.

Milk & green tea also helps keep your teeth healthy.

Milk are rich source of Calcium. Calcium and Vitamin D helps maintain that beautiful smile. Calcium makes your teeth stronger thus preventing tooth loss.

Green Tea For Healthy Teeth

Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which inhibit the growth of bacteria that initiate periodontal disease and break down gum tissue. 

To discover more ways to include a healthy variety of tooth-friendly foods in your diet, start a conversation with your dentist.