Foods that keep your smile healthy!
Here are some of the key “super-smile” ingredients –American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Basil: a natural antibiotic, reduces bacteria in the mouth.
- Broccoli: forms an acid-resistant film on teeth that can help prevent enamel erosion.
- Carrots: full of Vitamin A which is necessary for the formation of tooth enamel. This and all crunchy vegetables also cleanse and stimulate your gums, making them healthy.
- Cheese: offers the benefit of lactic acid to help prevent tooth decay.
- Celery: activates saliva production which assists in cleansing food particles from the teeth and dilutes sugars or acids in the mouth. Chewing celery also massages the gums.
- Ginger: an anti-inflammatory to support healthy mouth tissue. Green tea: contains an antioxidant called catechin which reduces bacteria growth that causes gingivitis.
- Kale or chard: high in minerals that support tooth structure. Kiwi: pack more Vitamin C than any other fruit. A lack of Vitamin C can break down the collagen network in your gums, making them tender and more susceptible to bacteria and gum disease.
- Lemon: a natural “whitener” and assists with pH balance in the body.
- Onions: contain sulphur compounds and reduces certain bacteria that cause tooth decay.
- Pineapple: helps you produce extra saliva. Combine that with citric acid and you have an all-natural bacteria fighting mouthwash. Also contains Vitamin C and the enzyme Bromelain promoting a healing alkaline response in the mouth.
- Quinoa: pronounced “KEEN-wah” is a super grain with a load of minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Phosphorus to strengthen teeth.
- Wasabi: Contains isothiocyanates to stop bacterial growth.
- Xylitol: a sugar substitute that studies show prevents dental caries.
Dr. Rami Albahri DDS, MMSc.
Prosthodontics and Implant Surgeon.
Harvard & NYU Educated.
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