Food’s That Brighten Tooth Enamel

Healthy Food For Teeth Made Into Child's Snack

When we hear people talk about food in relation to dental health, it’s typically in the form of a list of ‘do not’ and ‘avoid these.’ This can make any conversation about eating and keeping our teeth healthy fairly depressing, as those lists tend to include all that is good in life when it comes to food. We’re here to turn that conversation around. Not all foods are going to cause problems for your teeth! In fact, there’s a fairly long list of foods that can actually improve your oral health and keep your smile shining white!

Pineapples – The Golden Tropical Fruit Of Pearly Teeth

You probably suspected this list was going to contain a list of horrid things no one with functioning taste buds would want to eat, didn’t you? We’re pleased to prove you wrong with the first item on the list, pineapple! Pineapple doesn’t just taste great; it’s also a source of an enzyme known as bromelain. This substance is an incredibly effective stain remover and works by breaking down plaque!

The Rich Creamy Power Of Delicious Cheese

While we all know that cheese is an excellent food for helping to strengthen our bones, you may be surprised to know it can aid your teeth as well! In addition to teeth benefiting from the phosphorous, calcium, and protein that your bones do, they also help to tame the wild mouth acids that can do damage to otherwise healthy teeth. Healthy, delicious, and protection all in one cheesy bite!

The Beautiful Red Strawberry Doesn’t Stain Your Teeth

If you’ve ever gotten strawberry juice on something white, you’re probably familiar with the resilient pink-red stain it can leave. While this can make it seem an odd choice for protecting dental whiteness, we’ve got some surprising news for you! The malic acid that occurs naturally in strawberries may not do anything to help stained clothes, but it can effectively whiten your teeth! You can either include them in your salads or brush your teeth with mashed strawberries to get the same results! Just be sure to rinse and brush normally afterward.

Our Busy Faux Tree Friend, The Broccoli

The power of broccoli comes in two forms, its high iron content that protects your enamel, and the crunchy brush-like florets that can serve to cleanse away bacteria from your teeth. To get the maximum benefits, you have to eat them raw, so they retain their crunch, so it’s a good thing they’re naturally delicious to boot! Stains, bacteria, and erosion from acid can all be battled with this tiny tree-like vegetable.

So there you go, a collection of four foods that not only aren’t bad for your teeth but actively help support their overall health! If you’d like more options for using food to improve the health of your teeth, give Alvarado Family Dental Center a call in Los Angeles, CA! You’ll be scheduled for an appointment with Dr. Alireza Movassaghi or one of their team of dental specialists, and get great advice on improving dental health!

Alireza Movassaghi, D.D.S and Other Dentist Dr. Alireza Movassaghi brings 30 years of experience to the practice at Alvarado Family Dental Center. As a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry, he works tirelessly to expand access to dental care throughout the Los Angeles area. Along with his passion for expert dental care, he exhibits a love of soccer and beautiful cars.
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