Words of Wisdom No.1 “Go On a White-Teeth Diet”

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When most people think about teeth whitening and their diet, they focus on what they should not eat. They know to stay away from wine, avoid blueberries and pomegranates like the plague, avoid coffee, and other foods. However, many do not realize that there are foods that they can eat that will actually promote teeth whitening by using the White Teeth Diet. The premise behind this diet is that white teeth are the production of chewing the right foods, producing sufficient saliva, and avoiding staining.

Chewing

Do you remember the words of wisdom you constantly heard as a child: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, it turns out that the same principle applies to whitening your teeth. Crunchy fruits and vegetables, like apples, act like a toothbrush by removing debris from the surface of your teeth as you chew.
Proof of this can be seen when a person eats a mouth full of chocolate cookies and immediately afterwards eats an apple. All of the chocolate residue on their teeth disappear because the apple is scrubbing the surface of their teeth. Other fruits and vegetables that are good to chew for white teeth include:

• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Green Beans
• Hard Cheeses

In addition to cleaning teeth, these foods will massage your gums and keep them healthier. This means that your visits to a Fresno orthodontist will not be for gum related issues.

Saliva Production

Increased saliva production leads to whiter teeth. Citrus fruits stimulate saliva production like no other food. A diet full of grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and limes will help you naturally rinse your teeth as you eat.

Prevent Stains

All Fresno orthodontists realize that it is unrealistic to expect their patients to stay away from red wines, blueberries, and other foods that will stain their teeth. However, they do encourage their patients to use moderation, and after consuming a food that may stain their teeth, they encourage them to brush, floss, and rinse regularly.

If you are dealing with a less-than-perfect smile either as the result of stains or some other tooth defect and you are looking for an orthodontist Fresno CA professional to help you improve the quality of your smile, we at Nalchajian Orthodontics warmly invite you to contact us. Let us put our years of experience to work for you, helping you create a smile that you can be proud of.

Nalchajian Orthodontics
7501 N Fresno St, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 432 7100

Words of Wisdom No.1 “Go On a White-Teeth Diet”

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