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Worried that you’re not doing enough to keep your pearly whites shining and shimmering? Maybe it’s time you need to start thinking about your diet as well.
What To Eat For Best Oral Health
Everyone wants to keep their teeth as healthy as possible because having a great smile is literally one of our greatest weapons in a world that may otherwise seem to pull us down in many instances. However, the problem is that while everyone wants their teeth to be as gleaming as possible, not many is doing enough to take care of it. In fact, in most cases, simply brushing twice a day just won’t cut it. You need to start thinking about your diet too since what you put in your body affects your oral health as well.
But what can you actually eat to help your oral health? Here are fruits and vegetables you can add for that healthy smile:
Turns out an apple a day doesn’t just keep the doctor away, but the dentist as well. This is because crisp fruits like apples act as a natural toothbrush, helping clean plaque and tartar from our teeth.
Oranges, Lemons, Mint and Pineapples
All of these fruits contain vitamin C, which can help maintain your healthy smile by simply protecting your gums. As one of the key factors in periodontal health, vitamin C also helps build up your immunity by fighting any infections that come from cavity buildup.
To get a whiter smile, simply rub strawberries directly onto your teeth, or make a puree and rub it like a paste. This helps because strawberries contain malic acid, which is a whitening enzyme that can do wonders for your smile.
Besides eating the fruit (which contains potassium, magnesium and manganese), rubbing banana peel every day for 2 weeks on your teeth can help whiten it as well as help curb any teeth sensitivity.
A rich source of vitamins, eating sweet potatoes can help protect the enamel of your teeth as well as add on to whiter teeth.