Foods Beneficial to your Teeth | Snohomish, Wa Dentist
Do you want to amp up your smile the natural way, by doing something you do every day anyways? Many patients may not be aware that there are foods you can eat that naturally boost your teethes white factor.
Strawberries: Wait? Red berries that will whiten my teeth? Yes! Strawberries contain malic acid which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration on your teeth.
Seeds & Nuts: Chewing on these lightly abrasive, hard foods helps to rub plaque and stains off the surface of your teeth.
Apples: That crunch you hear when you bite in to this fruit is doing a lot for your teeth! Just chewing on apples helps scrub your teeth. Their high water content increases saliva production which knocks back plaque forming bacteria.
Broccoli: Broccoli is high in fiber, and eating fiber helps reduce inflammation in your mouth (along with the rest of your body). Eating crisp raw broccoli can help clean and polish your teeth and, according to research, the iron in broccoli has the added benefit of providing protection against the enamel-degrading acid that’s produced by bacteria.
Cheese: Cheese helps keep your teeth strong with minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, and protein that protects tooth enamel.
Water: Water is the answer to everything it seems! Drinking water throughout the day promotes saliva production, which in turn helps keep your pearly whites, well—white. Sipping water during and after a meal also helps rinse your mouth of any debris and loose plaque.
If your teeth need a little brightening, but you’d prefer to skip whitening treatments, try incorporating these food items in to your day-to-day eating.
Call Dr. Ted Haines DDS for an appointment today at 360-568-8577 or visit the website at tedhainesdds.com.
Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.