Posted on 3/15/2018 by Dr. Janice Pliszczak
|When you eat a lot of foods that are not very healthy for you, it can hurt you in many different ways. You can put on weight, struggle to avoid getting sick, and it can even hurt your teeth. Plus, foods that are not very good for you, can also stain your teeth.
One of the best ways of keeping your smile white and bright is to make sure to eat a healthy and balanced diet. The better you eat, the better your oral health can stay.
How Healthy Foods Also Help Your Teeth
One of the best things about eating healthy foods is the fact that they help your entire body. They start off helping your teeth, then keep helping as your body breaks them down. Consider foods like produce.
Each bit of produce that you eat helps to keep your teeth cleaner. The fiber that is found naturally in produce is like miniature toothbrushes on your teeth.
As you chew the fiber, it brushes your teeth cleaner. This gets off surface stains, and helps to brighten your smile at the same time. Dairy food is another great example. It coats your teeth with a substance called casein, which prevents cavities and helps deter stains. Anyone feeling like going out and getting some frozen yogurt?
It is important for your entire body to eat healthy foods. However, if you needed that extra push to get a better diet going, then you may want to focus on the dental benefits you get.
Just think about how much brighter your smile could be if you ate one extra serving of fresh produce each day. To find out more food options that can help, give our office a call today!