Food to Make You Smile: The White Teeth Diet

Food to Make You Smile: The White Teeth Diet

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best dentist pasadena caDid you know that a having white teeth and a beautiful, flooding smile can help you land your dream job, make more friends, have success in the romance department — even make you more money in the workplace? No wonder cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening are in high demand at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®!

Whitening agents, like the Opalescence Teeth Whitening System we offer, are not for everyone. Many people with sensitive teeth or previous restorations are forced to forego bleaching.

If bleaching isn’t for you, whiten your teeth with something you already do—eating. Here are some foods that are part of the “White Teeth Diet” — that’ll keep your grin sparkling white.

Don’t Skimp on Strawberries

This fire-engine fruit doesn’t exactly set off the “white” siren. Don’t let its color confuse you—strawberries contain malic acid, an astringent that removes tooth discoloration on the surface.

Go For Crunch

Crunchy veggies like celery do wonders for your waistline and your gum line. These fiber-rich foods stimulate saliva, which helps wash away food debris. Try switching up celery with broccoli, carrots or cauliflower—these vegetables deliver the same benefits.

Got Milk?

Low-fat milk, yogurts and cheeses are all white smile superstars. In addition to tooth-strengthening calcium, dairy contains lactic acid. This acid fights decay and acts as a shield to harmful bacteria.

Face the Flax

Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, the most potent anti-inflammatory nutrient. And foods that reduce inflammation may protect against gum disease. Mix flax into muffins or your morning smoothie.

Get snackin’ on your smile! You are what you eat—and so are your teeth.

About THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®

THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.
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