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Foods That Whiten Tooth Enamel

Posted on 6/15/2024 by Ranches Family Dental
A glass of milk being pouredMaintaining healthy eating habits is critical to keeping your teeth white and improving oral health. Eating specific foods can help prevent staining or discoloration and prevent enamel erosion. However, observing proper oral care is critical since no food directly whitens the teeth. These foods only help prevent plaque buildup, keep your mouth moist, and neutralize oral acidity. Here is a list of the top foods that contribute to bright teeth and promote good dental hygiene.

Leafy Greens and Vegetables

These vegetables contain several minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium, which are critical to healthy teeth and gums. They help remineralize tooth enamel, resulting in stronger teeth.

Dairy Products

Specific dairy products like cheese, plain yogurt, and milk contain phosphorous, iron, and calcium. These minerals neutralize acids and prevent bacterial growth, resulting in stronger tooth enamel. Plain yogurt is rich in beneficial bacteria or probiotics that are essential for optimal digestion, saliva production, and oral health.

Protein-Rich Nuts

Protein-rich nuts play an indirect role in maintaining optimal oral health. Eating nuts like cashew nuts and almonds ensures adequate saliva production, keeping your mouth moist and busy. Protein-rich nuts also repair damaged oral tissues and ensure appropriate phosphorous and calcium absorption for optimal enamel health.

Crunchy Fruits and Veggies

Eating crunchy veggies and fruits like carrots and apples can help remove lodged food particles and prevent plaque buildup. These foods clean tooth enamel, preventing staining and discoloration. They also exercise your jaws and provide the teeth with the much-needed stimuli for optimal health.

Sugar-Free Gum and Candy

If you cannot brush or floss your teeth right away, consider chewing sugar-free gum or candy. While chewing gum is not essentially a nutritious food, it can help trigger adequate saliva production and wash away bacteria and acids that cause enamel erosion, keeping your teeth enamel white and healthy.

Contact Our Practice Today

Aside from our dietary recommendations, scheduling professional teeth whitening and dental cleaning can help keep your teeth white and bright. Contact us today with questions and to book an appointment with our dental practitioners.

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