The beautiful west coastline is a feast for our eyes — and our stomaches too. With Southern California fish favorites such as wild salmon, spot prawns, rockfish, and tuna — the waters off our coast offer a great catch.
We know fresh fish get your tummy swimming, but you may not know about the perks they provide for your pearly whites. Here are a few reasons your smile loves salmon and your teeth love tuna (among other fish!):
• VITAMIN D
Vitamin D can be found in fatty fish like salmon. And when vitamin D mixes with calcium, it strengthens tooth enamel.
Many types of fish contain fluoride, a mineral that aids in good oral health. This miracle mineral reverses early states of tooth decay.
In addition to calcium, children’s teeth need phosphorus to support a hard enamel structure. Our favorite phosphorus-filled fish are salmon and tuna.
Whether you grill, broil, or eat them sushi style — fish is a wonderful mouth-healthy meal that’s also great for the waistline.
If you’re looking for a recipe to make your fish shine, try this trout with lemon tarragon bean salad.
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 situated with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we offer most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental rebuilding, sleep apnea, 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®.