We all desire a perfectly white smile. Luckily, there are plenty of methods out there to help you attain a sparkling set of pearly whites! Whitening treatments and dental cleanings are a guaranteed way to keep your teeth stain-free, but between appointments, we recommend a varied diet to keep your smile shining.
Vegetables are densely packed with nutrients that will keep your oral health up to par. Veggies are often chewy; when we chew, we produce more saliva! Saliva is a dental miracle because it is your body’s natural way of washing away any unwanted bacteria that could lead to tooth decay.
We recommend veggies that are high in iron and vitamin A. Iron-rich vegetables will protect your enamel from erosion, while vitamin A abundant greens promote saliva production.
Additionally, some vegetables offer anti-bacterial properties, which help keep your mouth plaque free. Let’s take a look at the best vegetables for your smile:
- Shiitake Mushrooms
Fruits are essential to keep your mouth happy. We recommend fruits that contain malic acid or bromelain because this compound and enzyme work as a natural bleaching agent that can remove stains.
Bromelain & malic acid-rich fruits include:
Dairy products contain vitamin D, calcium, and lactic acid- all essential nutrients for healthy teeth. A combination of all three produce a powerful force that can increase saliva production and strengthen your enamel, so your teeth are less prone to stains.
It may be a surprising, but green and black tea contain whitening properties! These kinds of tea consist of fluoride and polyphenols, which decrease bacteria in the mouth. Want to boost your whitening capability? Add a bit of milk!
Although a balanced diet is important for your oral health, nothing keeps your enamel bright like brushing and flossing twice a day! Make sure to brush and floss for two minutes, two times a day to remove pesky plaque from your mouth.
Want to learn more about protecting your smile? Contact us today, we dedicated to keeping your family’s teeth healthy!