4 Foods That Can Naturally Brush Your Teeth

| July 9, 2014

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What you put into your body has a huge impact on how healthy you look and feel on the outside. Believe it or not some foods not only will give you an internal nutritional boost but can also be used externally for healthy results as well. Below are four foods that give you both nourishment and can help you brush your teeth naturally.

Pineapple

This juicy fruit contains the enzyme bromelain, which acts as a natural stain remover, and can leave your smile looking whiter. Bromelain can also help to break up any plaque residue that is left behind on your teeth.

Seeds and Nuts

These small powerhouses are packed with protein and healthy fats, which can contribute to healthier teeth. They are also slightly abrasive and help to scrub off any left over plaque or bacteria from previous meals.

Cheese

Not only will cheese not stain your teeth but it can act as a protective barrier to other foods and drinks that will. It’s also full of calcium, which will strengthen teeth and gums, balance pH in the mouth, produce saliva, and kill off bacteria.

Broccoli

This green veggie is high in vitamin A, which is essential for the formation of tooth enamel. The florets can also help to brush away plaque and bacteria, so try throwing some raw broccoli in your lunch for a mid day “brush.”

These are only a few reasons to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle. If you want to avoid staining your teeth or creating grounds for plaque and bacteria to breed avoid processed foods, red wine, coffee, and soft drinks when possible and replace them with some of these yummy options. Have more questions about how to best care for your smile both naturally and through routine examinations? Schedule an appointment with our expert staff today!