Brushing and flossing alone is not enough to give you those pearly whites you so desire. According to a WebMD article, Foods for Bright Teeth and a Healthier Smile, the secret to whiter teeth is a “tooth-friendly diet.” Several nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium are essential to good oral health.
Foods to Avoid
Foods to Choose
- Sugary Drinks
- Highly-Sweetened Snacks
- Starchy Foods
- Sugary Breakfast Cereals
- Red Wine
- Sugar-Free Drinks
- Sugar-Free Chewing Gum
- Citrus Fruit
- Fish & Flax
Good oral health starts with brushing and flossing, but also includes your daily diet. Everything you put in your mouth has some level of effect on your oral health.
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One more tip. Avoid snacking.
“If you snack all the time, you expose your teeth again and again to foods that can erode enamel,” says Anthony M. Iacopino, dean of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry.
If you do snack, opt for food that is less likely to cause tooth decay.
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- Foods for Bright Teeth and a Healthier Smile