With the start of school and packing lunches, we encourage healthy choices of fruits and vegetables. Certain foods can actually help clean your teeth and mouth. Carrots are a great choice. The fibrous make up of carrots help to scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrush bristles. Carrots stimulate the gum tissue and triggers saliva formation. The saliva creates an alkaline environment in the mouth, helping ward off cavities and acid forming bacteria. So crunch on carrots to help prevent tooth damage.