Foods That Can Give You Whiter Teeth

Foods That Can Give You Whiter Teeth

Foods and drinks are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to stains on your teeth, but some foods can actually help whitening your smile. After your next whitening treatment with our teeth whitening dentist in West Hollywood, consider adding these foods to your days to help them stay white and attractive.

1. Dark chocolateCocoa is rich in theobromine, which hardens the enamel of your teeth and makes it less vulnerable to staining from other foods and beverages. Milk chocolate does not have the same benefit and can actually damage your teeth thanks to its high sugar content.

2. Green teaAlthough tea can stain teeth, green tea contains polyphenols, which combat the oral acids that erode enamel, and tannins prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth. This means that it helps your enamel stay strong and dense and less likely to become stained.

3. StrawberriesBerries are often to blame when teeth become discolored, but strawberries are high in malic acid, an enzyme that removes stains from teeth. Adding a few strawberries to your daily diet can help keep your teeth just-whitened bright.

4. CheeseCheese is high in calcium, which strengthens enamel, but it also makes the oral environment less acidic, reducing the likelihood of enamel erosion and discoloration.

5. Naturally crunchy foodsPears, apples, celery, nuts and seeds are mildly abrasive, which can help them scrub stains and plaque from teeth, but they can also stimulate saliva flow to reduce bacteria and dilute acids.

Call us today to find out more or to schedule your next whitening treatment.