One of the foundations of cosmetic dentistry is in-office
teeth whitening. However, your teeth will only stay white if you consume the right foods
and drinks. To find out more about these items, ask your dentist and continue
The best foods to eat for whiter and healthier teeth are crunchy fruits and vegetables. Apples,
cauliflower, celery, and carrots are packed with nutrients, but they also
require a lot of chewing. As you chew on these healthy snacks, they will
scrub away damaging bacteria. Cheese and yogurt contain lactic acid and
vitamin D, which are also very helpful to the strength and appearance
of your teeth.
Following your teeth whitening sessions, refrain from eating staining
foods. Blackberries and blueberries should be eaten in moderation or avoided
altogether. Though they have many vitamins and healthy benefits, these
fruits have bright, staining juices that can cause your teeth to lose
their bright, white quality. Eat acidic fruits and foods in moderation
as well; these can break down the enamel of your teeth, which make them
vulnerable to tooth decay and staining.
Milk and water will be the best drinks to maintain your white smile. Milk,
like cheese and yogurt, contains lactic acid and vitamin D. By consuming
milk regularly, you will decrease your risks of gum disease and strengthen
your teeth against damaging bacteria. Both water and milk are not dyed
or modified in a way that will stain your teeth. They will only strengthen
and protect your teeth.
Many dentists will advise that if a drink can stain your white shirt,
then it will stain your white teeth. Red wine and coffee are the worst
offenders to white teeth. If you cannot avoid these liquids, then drink
them through a straw to minimize the staining effects on your teeth.
Keep your teeth bright and white with Sanford Dental Excellence’s
teeth whitening service in Sanford. Let us brighten your smile by calling
us at (321) 257-8528.