Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for having healthy and beautiful teeth. While brushing and flossing are the best ways to keep your teeth clean, did you know that certain foods can also help cleanse and whiten your teeth naturally? The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has collaborated with a nutritionist to compile a list of ten such foods.
Here are the ten foods that can help you maintain a healthy mouth while you snack:
Basil – reduces oral bacteria
Carrots – help in teeth enamel formation and promote healthy gums
Ginger – has natural anti-inflammatory properties that keep the mouth’s tissues healthy
Green tea – reduces bacteria that cause gingivitis
Lemon – naturally whitens teeth and maintains a healthy pH level
Salmon – contains Vitamin D which helps absorb calcium, essential for healthy teeth
Quinoa – loaded with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese that strengthen teeth
Kiwi – packed with Vitamin C which keeps the collagen in gums strong
Pineapple – produces more saliva and acts as a natural mouthwash due to citric acid
Strawberries – high in Vitamin C, helps in scrubbing teeth and improving gum health.
At Dr. Jennifer Silver’s dental office, we understand the importance of good oral hygiene. As a part of our general dentistry services, we provide comprehensive dental care to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and beautiful.
Please contact us at (403) 278-1415 to schedule your appointment today. We are proud to serve patients in Calgary, Alberta.