Did you know that some of the foods you eat can help make your teeth whiter?
Aside from taking care of your dental heath, regular dental cleanings, and having your teeth whitened by a professional, your diet can also impact your teeth,
Here are seven foods that you should eat and drink to keep your mouth happy and healthy.
Strawberry juice has a lot of malic acid, which is also found in some types of toothpaste. Malic acid is a natural astringent that helps get rid of stains on the surface of teeth.
It’s important to remember that strawberries also contain citric acid, which weakens the enamel. So, you should wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after eating strawberries or other acidic foods.
Apples, Celery and Carrots
Do you know what causes your teeth to become yellow? When you eat acidic and sugary foods, your enamel (outer part of your teeth) wears away. This causes the dentin underneath to show through. Dentin is naturally yellow in colour, which makes your teeth appear yellower too,
Now, how does cheese help? Cheese has calcium in it, which strengthens bone and tooth enamel. Cheese also has casein, which is a type of protein that helps repair tooth enamel and is found in milk. Also, chewing cheese makes you salivate more, which helps move bacteria out of your mouth and keep your mouth clean.
Pellicle is a layer of salivary proteins that covers your teeth. Your teeth are protected by the pellicle layer, but it also takes in colours from the food you eat, and can stain your teeth.
The pellicle layer also gives bacteria something to stick to. When bacteria build up, they can cause plaque and discolouration of the teeth.
But pineapple has a natural way of breaking down pellicle. It has an enzyme called bromelian that breaks down proteins. The proteins in your pellicle layer can be broken down by proteolytic enzymes.
Incorporating these amazing food into your diet can help your get stronger, and whiter teeth. Aside from a healthy diet, you can also get dramatic teeth whitening results from one of our teeth whitening treatments at Dentaluxe.