Eating sticky, sugary, and staining foods can cause teeth to yellow and lose their lustre. There are other foods, however, which have the opposite effect, and which can actually help to whiten and brighten your smile. If your teeth have lost a bit of their shine, then here are six natural foods you should try to incorporate more into your diet:
Apples are great for your teeth because they contain high levels of malic acid (an ingredient often used in toothpaste), and because simply biting into them can scrub and remove stains before they have a chance to settle.
Cheese not only helps to strengthen your teeth by providing them with important minerals, such as phosphorus and calcium, but it also stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away lingering food particles.
Teeth can lose their natural whiteness because of inflammation and gum disease, both of which can be prevented by consuming high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found abundantly in fish.
Like apples, broccoli can physically scrub your teeth while you eat it. Broccoli is also high in inflammation-reducing fibre and enamel-boosting iron.
Strawberries, which always make for a great snack, contain compounds that can help clean your teeth, reduce gum inflammation, and fight stain-causing bacteria all in one go.
Pineapples are unique because they contain a chemical known as bromelain, which, because it has been shown to have both cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties, is used as an active ingredient in some whitening toothpastes.
Need Help Brightening Your Smile? Try Teeth Whitening in Edmonton
Cutting staining foods out of your diet and replacing them with foods that are good for your teeth can definitely result in a visibly whiter smile over time. Getting rid of tough, deep tooth stains, however, may require some help from the Edmonton cosmetic dentists at the Westmount Dental Centre.
The Westmount Dental Centre uses a safe and comfortable teeth whitening procedure known as Spa Dent, which can help whiten your smile. If this sounds like a good option for you, or if you just have some further questions about teeth whitening, then book an appointment with one of Westmount Dental Centre’s cosmetic dentists today.