Our Dentist in Webster MA Offers the TLC Your Smile Deserves!
Cookies, gummi bears, gum drops, peanut brittle… if you want to bring shivers to the spine of your normally easy-going and friendly dentist, then you can pop any of the mentioned in the mouth. These foods are filled with sugar, sticky candy that clings to the pearly whites, or peanut brittle that can break or chip teeth or fillings. On the other hand, we can be brought to smiles if you mention these favorite foods that naturally keep teeth clean (with the help of brushing and flossing, of course).
You should smile when you say ‘CH-EEE-SE’ because cheese is a food packed with the calcium and phosphates that balances the pH levels inside your mouth as well as preserves and rebuilds tooth enamel. Cheese also produces necessary saliva that kills the bacteria that causes cavities.
Onions get a bad rap for bringing on bad breath, which a sugarless breath mint can alleviate, but don’t negate the power of the onion that contains anti-bacterial sulphur compounds that will kill the bacteria in mouth, especially if eaten raw.
Remember when your mom told you to drink your milk and you'd get strong bones and teeth? This is true, but what if you don’t like milk? Make her happy by enjoying some sesame seeds instead. Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, builds enamel on teeth, and reduces plaque. Says who? Ses – a – me!
Want to whiten teeth the natural way? Eat a fresh pineapple. The pineapple has an enzyme that works as a natural stain remover on the teeth and acts to remove plaque.
Then there are carrots. The Vitamin A in carrots may or may not be good for improving vision but one thing is true: chewing raw carrots cleans your teeth and builds tooth enamel.
Broccoli gives the body iron and produces a film that protects teeth enamel.
Looking for other tips and tricks to keep your smile fresh and clean? Don't hesitate to ask our dentist in Webster MA, Dr. Valente, by calling (508) 987-8125 today.