Did you know there are some foods that can help keep your teeth white? They are healthy too!
It’s one of those foods that requires a lot of chewing – and that’s a good thing for your teeth. The longer it takes to break down your food, the more saliva you produce. And saliva is a natural cleanser for your teeth to keep them shining bright.
These fruits may be a dark color, but they’re also packed with an enzyme known as malic acid, which naturally makes teeth whiter.
Dairy products, such as cheese, yogurt and milk, contain lactic acid and the enamel-fortifying mineral calcium, which strengthen teeth while also whitening them. Chewing on cheese also prompts production of saliva, which washes away staining food particles.
This fruit requires a lot of chewing to eat, similar to crunchy carrots, and that’s a good, cleansing exercise for your mouth. The natural scrubbing action washes particles from the teeth and keeps them white.
Fibrous fruits and veggies are not just low in calories and nutrient-rich, the chewy foods also keep teeth white and gum tissue healthy.
Take great care of your teeth! Healthy habits start young, make sure your children eat a balanced diet and practice good dental care by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dental office every 6 months starting when they get their first tooth or by one year of age. Questions about pediatric dental care in San Jose or Milpitas? Call us today at 408-263-6331.
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