Good oral hygiene is the best way to keep your teeth pearly white. However, even with proper brushing and flossing habits, teeth can still become discolored or stained for reasons outside your control. If you want to improve your teeth’ appearance, consider teeth whitening services at Whiting Dental. Drs. Ben Whiting and Scott Stauffer offer in-office teeth bleaching to Mesa, Arizona patients.
Once you get a whitening procedure done, you will want to keep your teeth looking excellent and white for as long as possible. Did you know there are foods and drinks that can help you maintain white teeth? Here is a list of foods and beverages that should be a part of your diet for a healthy mouth.
Malic acid is often found in toothpastes. It works as a natural astringent, removing tooth surface discoloration. Strawberries have a high concentration of malic acid. Including strawberries in your diet can help keep your teeth white, but be careful, as strawberries also contain citric acid, which can weaken your tooth’s enamel. Brushing your teeth 30 minutes after eating is still important to remove this harmful component.
Folic acid (B9 vitamin) is required for healthy cell growth. It can assist in reducing inflammation in the gums and help your teeth create resistance to bacteria and plaque growth. Leafy greens, including romaine lettuce, spinach, and kale, contain folic acid, making them an excellent choice for your regular diet.
Your saliva is around 99% water and is vital to your oral health. Drinking water rinses acids and sugars that may remain from certain drinks. It will rinse away food particles stuck in your teeth following a good meal. Water also contains certain minerals and proteins (such as fluoride), which will help keep your teeth’s enamel strong.
Other foods which can help keep your mouth healthy include cheese, apples, celery, carrots, and more. For whiter teeth, consider visiting Drs. Whiting and Stauffer in Meza, AZ, today by calling (480) 870-4400.
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