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It is important to constantly remind yourself that great dental health starts with what you put in your mouth. Sugary foods can be hard on your teeth, and detrimental to the overall health of your body. The highly processed foods that are typical of the modern American diet can have a serious impact on your future quality of life.  If you are interested in finding fresh healthy foods, there is a great source in North County; the Escondido Farmers Market.


You will find a plethora of wonderful organic foods to choose from at the Escondido Farmers Market. Not only are these foods nutritional and delicious, they are cheaper than what you will find at local grocery stores. Another important aspect of shopping at a farmers market is your support for the local farmers in your area. Supporting these hard-working men and women is can be much more beneficial to the local community than supporting large chain grocery stores. There are so many wonderful foods to choose from in the marketplace. You are also able to shop seasonally, assuring that you only get the freshest foods. Shopping at the Escondido Farmers Market is truly a memorable experience.


There are many local foods to choose from. Depending on the season, you may find the following local produce:

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Oranges
  • Leafy greens
  • Blueberries


This is a short list of the foods that you will find regularly, and that is only a small variety of the available fruits and vegetables. There is no better way to spend your Tuesday than the Escondido Farmers Market. But, the food isn’t the only attraction. There are plenty of festivities to enjoy at the farmers market, such as live music and games. The atmosphere is one of energy and excitement. Going to the market itself can give you a quick boost of energy, or perhaps lighten a stressful day at work.

One of the best parts of going to the farmers market is that you get to show off that smile to new friends or neighbors! While nothing can substitute for good brushing and flossing habits, there are certain foods which can help improve your dental hygiene. These may also come as a surprise. The vegetables which may slightly improve your dental hygiene include:



Onions offer powerful antibacterial compounds that can help to clear bacteria in the mouth. They are not the most pleasant for halitosis, but that problem is short lived. Onions have a variety of nutrients that are part of a balanced diet as well. If you have a favorite home cooked dish, there is a high chance that onion is a part of it. It is truly a staple in the kitchen.



Celery is made mostly of water, chewing this green can help to produce extra saliva in your mouth. This saliva clears possible material off of your teeth, particularly if you suffer from dry mouth. The best way to avoid cavities is to avoid sugar, but celery can be a powerful partner in dental health.  The actual texture of the vegetable can dislodge decaying food particles while you eat it, acting as a “natural floss”


Sweet Potatoes

Packed with vitamin A, sweet potatoes can be part of the fight to keep your teeth healthy. Vitamin A is critical for the building of enamel. This can also help with your gum health as well. Any product that has adequate amounts of vitamin A is an ally in the fight against bad teeth.


Overall, there are multiple reasons to make a trip to the market at least once. The atmosphere is amazing. If you live in Escondido, you will certainly see a person or two that you know. Otherwise, come down and make some new friends. The Escondido Farmers Market is a great way to spend a Tuesday.

Dr. Christo Mallakis

I earned my dental degree at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona, a school that concentrated on comprehensive patient care with the newest techniques and materials. While there I was honored with an award from the American College of Prosthodontists. I am passionate about dentistry, and learning is a never ending journey in my career. Staying up to date allows me to provide the best care for my patients and contribute to a more positive perception of dentistry. I have attended countless hours of continuing education, including courses at Spear Education, the most innovative and respected dental education provider in the country. I love educating patients and helping them understand how to improve their oral health. I believe in always having a positive exchange with people and providing my patients with the same quality of dentistry I would give myself and my family. I look forward to seeing you at our office.