Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to know that what you eat and don’t eat can play a huge role in how white your teeth are. Certain fruits, vegetables, and other foods can aid in your quest for whiter teeth.
NBC News explains that, “apples, cauliflower, celery and carrots work to whiten because they function as an abrasive scrub for teeth. They also stimulate the production of saliva, which helps keep plaque from forming. The acid in oranges and pineapples may whiten and brighten the surface of the teeth. The acid also contains enzymes that kill bacteria that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid that can whiten teeth. Munch berries several times a week to naturally whiten your teeth.”
Dairy products such as yogurt, milk and hard cheeses like cheddar contain lactic acid, which may help protect teeth against decay. “Researchers think proteins in yogurt may bind to teeth and prevent them from attack by harmful acids that cause cavities. Dairy is also loaded with calcium, which guards and strengthens bone that holds teeth in place. Plus, chewing hard cheese creates saliva that helps remove food particles that stain,” NBC News said.
However, you should avoid these stain-causing foods. While we hear a lot about coffee, tea and red wine, soda is actually one of the worst offenders. So if you can drink these beverages from a straw to reduce the effects of staining on your teeth. If you are looking for teeth whitening then give Artistic Touch Dentistry a call today and schedule an appointment so we can help you have your brightest smile yet.