A Pearly White smile exudes confidence. It’s expressive. It’s attractive. I mean, who wants to walk around hiding their smile because of staining? With a few treatments from the Pearly Whites Australia product range you’re sure to turn a yellow-brown frown into a bright white smile. But a healthy smile doesn’t stop there. We encourage Pearly Whites customers to keep their smile pristine with regular cleanings. And we encourage our smiling customers to maintain a Pearly White smile with proper dental care. That’s why we’re taking a moment today to serve up some of the best foods you can build into your diet to keep that happy, healthy smile.
Here are our top picks for tooth-friendly foods:
If you aren’t lactose intolerant, feel free to reach for dairy products at every meal. Chase your meals with a glass of milk or a bit of cheese to cleanse your teeth. The benefits of dairy are two-fold: First, dairy products can clear away food debris that’s liable to attract bacteria. Secondly, dairy is packed with calcium - an essential ingredient for tooth health.
Leafy greens are full of calcium, and as we just mentioned, that’s good news for your teeth. When you fill your diet with plenty of leafy greens, your teeth are more likely to grow and sustain enamel (a tooth’s protective surface). Beyond that, leafy greens offer a huge litany of benefits. Enjoy power-packed nutrients and the health of fibre with every leafy green bite.
Meats & Eggs
Your bones depend on phosphorous. Like calcium, phosphorous is a crucial building-block ingredient for bones, including your teeth. Phosphorous is prevalent in meats as well as eggs. Keep a balanced diet with a dose of meat. Your teeth will praise your dietary choices.
Carrots & Celery
Crunchy veggies, such as carrots and celery, act as edible toothbrushes. Okay, they aren’t toothbrushes per se. But they provide the same benefits. Crunchy veggies can aid your teeth by clearing away debris that’s likely to build up and house bacteria. If you’re indulging in a meal that’s full of carbs that are likely to stick to your gums (like french fries), or a treat that’s got a bit of sugar (perhaps a muffin), eat a few carrots or celery afterward. The carrots and celery cut through debris; plus they’re a healthy option.
A cup of tea a day may just keep the dentist away. Tea is packed with polyphenols, another essential ingredient for healthy teeth. Now, coffee is also packed with polyphenols, but it’s a bit more acidic than tea; and that acid can deteriorate your enamel. Our suggestion: Opt for tea when you can, moderate coffee, and give our tooth whitening kit a shot should your caffeine habit start to stain your teeth.
So, gum isn’t technically a food. But we’re placing it here on our list for a reason. Sugar-free gum gets saliva flowing in your mouth, and it clears away leftover food particles. Saliva is a natural germ-fighter; plus, it keeps bad breath at bay. On top of that, saliva keeps enamel intact. That’s crucial for a happy, healthy, Pearly White smile.
Cranberries & Raisins
Okay, you’ve gotta go sugar-free when you buy cranberries and raisins; or else you’re just hurting your teeth by giving bacteria a place to set up camp. That said, sugar-free cranberries and raisins have the right ingredients to keep your teeth healthy. Your teeth will applaud at having the polyphenols and phytochemicals within cranberries and raisins. Finding sugar-free cranberries and raisins can be a task in itself - most companies like to pump sugar into their cranberries to stave off a bit of the tart taste - but once you’ve sighted a source, your chompers will never feel better.
Like every part of the body, when it comes to our teeth, diet counts. With the right foods, your tooth health can soar. At the end of the day, you can count on Pearly Whites Australia to help you attain pure white teeth; you can count on good hygiene to maintain that smile; and you can monitor your diet to improve your oral health.