Did 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.
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.