Most people have heard the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but there is actually more truth in that then you may realize. There are many foods that you eat every day that can make a positive impact on dental health.
Apples have a high concentration of malic acid (which is used in some tooth pastes), this type of acid works to increase saliva which cleans teeth and helps remove stain. The texture of apples also help to scrub your teeth as you chew and eat the fruit.
Broccoli is high in both iron and fiber. The iron helps to strengthen your tooth’s enamel which helps protect the tooth from bacteria, and the fiber helps to reduce inflammation in the mouth (and the rest of the body).
Cheese can help keep your teeth strong by providing minerals, such as: calcium and phosphorus. Also according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the lactic acid found in cheese can protect against tooth decay.
These little berries pack a lot of punch in terms of dental health. They contain vitamin C, ellagitannins and antioxidants which can help to prevent periodontal disease and gum inflammation, as well as to help reduce the amount of staining bacteria in your mouth. They like apples contain malic acid to increase saliva and clean teeth.
Staying properly hydrated throughout the day promotes saliva production, which in turn help to keep your smile naturally whiter. Drinking water also helps to clean the mouth of any loose plaque or debris.