A bright, healthy smile is as much as about your nutrition as it is ensuring you’re brushing and flossing every day. If you want your smile to sparkle, you need to make sure you’re consuming the foods that help with improving your oral health. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
The adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” remains true. Apples are something of a natural toothbrush, along with other foods like carrots and celery, for example. They can assist with cleaning plaque and tartar and also boost the flow of saliva. While they certainly help, a toothbrush is still the most effective to keep your pearly whites.
Consuming foods rich in vitamin C like oranges or tomatoes helps improve gum health. Vitamin C is a fundamental component in your periodontal health and it also goes a tremendously long way in helping the immune system fight off diseases and infections.
Strawberries have an enzyme called malic acid that can help with teeth whitening while bananas have vital minerals like manganese and potassium. Cranberries may help prevent the bonding of oral bacteria, potentially reducing the odds of plaque forming on the teeth.
This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Spearheaded by Dr. Theodore “Ted” Herrmann, our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit https://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047.