south miami dentist talks about eating cornDental Advice from Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik

Miami is known for hot summers! Many people love summer. I know I do. It is the hottest season and is marked by the longest day of the year, plenty of sunshine, vacation time and fireflies. But did you know that summer is also the time of year to enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables that are in peak season and can actually boost your dental health. Summer is the perfect season for eating great food full of vitamins and nutrients that are perfect for promoting dental health. Corn is great….add it this summer to your diet and boost your dental health.


Of all of America’s crops, corn is one of the most versatile. The food has been used to produce sweeteners, fuel and even decor for the holiday season. However, sweet summer corn that has made it from harvest to table in a brief period of time is some of the most delicious.

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When corn is harvested young, the starch present will be in its “milk stage.” the food can be boiled, steamed or roasted and provide natural goodness as well as some challenges to dental health. Sweet corn does deliver a nutritional wallop as it is rich in many nutrients important for dental health including fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamin and vitamin C. The best way to get the nutritional boost are advised to eat the corn roasted, boiled or BBQ sans butter; the natural sweetness of corn will be good enough.

Despite the benefits of eating corn, there are risks associated with the food, according to Miami Dentist, Dr. Papiernik. Most people who have eaten corn directly from the cob have experienced the unpleasant side effect of bits of the food become wedged in between teeth. Fortunately implementing the oral hygiene behavior of flossing after eating corn off the cob will remedy the issue and prevent dental plaque from banding together to remove the food particles left behind.

If you are looking for a great dentist in the Miami, South Miami, Pincrest, or Coral Gables area, then Dr. Papiernik is the right dentist for you. Dr. Papiernik is one of the best Cosmetic Dentist in Miami. His office is located in the South Miami area.

Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient’s dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment. Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dental veneers, dental teeth whitening, teeth bonding, and general dentistry.

Miami Smile Dental
South Miami dentist Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100