We here at your Cosmetic Dentist in San Ramon want you to know to never underestimate your diet. Not only do the foods and beverages you digest on a daily basis give you energy, satisfy an urge or impact your waistline- but they can affect your teeth as well!
While you should see us twice yearly for cleanings and check-ups to make sure your teeth are in peak condition, there surely is a lot of down time in between those visits. Dr. Kachalia has taken the time to put together a list of a few foods you can munch on to keep your teeth their whitest and best until you get to see us next.
Undoubtedly, the king of keeping the mouth healthy is the apple. The old adage about an apple a day really could be true if you keep up with it...for in a single, delicious Honey Crisp or Granny Smith there are so many benefits. Help strengthen your gums, whiten your teeth, destroy plaque causing bacteria and produce saliva, an important component of a healthy mouth, all by eating an apple.
Though the apple has arguably some of the greatest benefits, it is not alone in the fruit or veggie kingdom.
Strawberries and pineapples have natural enzymes, acids and anti-oxidants that can help repel stains, as well as removing pre-existing ones on the teeth. Broccoli can help form protective barriers around the teeth that battle acids, and also polish teeth if eaten raw. Carrots don't just make your pet rabbit's teeth nice and strong, they help yours by delivering a great enamel protecting boost of vitamins, as well as helping produce saliva.
All of these foods you can eat to improve a smile, but what should you cut down on?
The more sugar and darker the item, typically the worse. Candy, soda, coffee, dark teas, tobacco and even darker berries, like blue and blackberries, can not only stain the teeth but also lead to decay due to their sugary and acidic properties.
Eat a well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water, brush and floss daily and keep regular appointments with your Cosmetic Dentist in San Ramon to have a vibrant smile that lasts a lifetime! Call (925) 804-6440 or CLICK HERE to schedule, today!