Here at Avenue Dental Care, home of the Free Whitening for Life program, we believe that having a beautiful, confident smile goes a long way, which is why we make it so easy for all of our clients to enjoy professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is just one of the many things that you can do to enjoy a whiter smile. One little-known way to make your smile brighter is with your diet! The following is a list from our cosmetic dentist of the tops foods to eat for a whiter smile:
- Strawberries – Berries have a bad reputation for staining teeth, but luckily, for strawberries anyway, this is just a myth! Strawberries contain malic acid, which is an enzyme that naturally works to remove discoloration and whiten teeth.
- Crunch-inducing produce – Cauliflower, carrots, apples and celery all have one thing in common — they are naturally abrasive! These foods scrub your teeth clean as you chew them! They also all have a high water content, which will increase the production of saliva that washes away bacteria and plaque.
- Oranges – Although oranges are acidic, which can be troublesome for your teeth, their acid contains enzymes that help to stamp out the bacteria that causes bad breath and tooth decay.
- Dairy – Your favorite dairy products, like milk, yogurt and hard cheese, contain lactic acid and calcium, both of which are beneficial for your teeth. Lactic acid will protect your teeth from decay, and calcium will help to strengthen your teeth and gums.
Enjoy a brighter, whiter smile by sticking to a healthy diet full of the above foods. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our Free Whitening for Life program!