Crunch Your Way to Whiter
At DentistsRUs, our Coquitlam Dentists know that fruit and veggies are not simply just good for your body, they’re good for your teeth too! Fruits such as apples, pears, nectarines and any other fruit that requires a definite “bite down”, can help clean your teeth from plaque. And as we all know, plaque can build-up throughout the day and cause that yellowing effect.
In addition, veggies such as celery, carrots, peppers and other such crunchy culprits can also aid in this same “teeth cleaning” process.
These fruits and veggies are nature’s toothbrush, as they stimulate the saliva production and scrub away pesky plaque. Stain sticks to plaque, so as the day progresses, and you consume coffee or chocolate or wine it all tends to grab hold of your pearly whites and cause them to be, well, less “pearly white”.
Colour Me Orange
Although dental professionals warn you away from acidic foods and drinks that can cause the depletion of your outer teeth, fruit such as oranges, strawberries and pineapple have acidic properties that can whiten the surface of your teeth. With enzymes in this fruit-laden acidic juice, it works by killing the bacteria that causes tooth decay, as well as combats bad breath. So essentially, these fruits are a toothbrush and mouthwash in one!
Also, the production of saliva combats negative bacteria in your mouth, so munching on oranges, strawberries and pineapple can offer a healthy way in which to combat tooth decay and stained teeth.
It’s Okay to be Cheesy
Dairy also has a natural way of depositing helpful bacteria, and combating the negative bacteria. Foods such as milk, reduced-sugar yogurt, and cheese, all contain lactic acid which is also know to protect teeth against decay. Proteins found in dairy products are found to bind to teeth, are loaded with calcium, and increase the bone strength that keep your teeth in line.
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