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Eat Your Way To A Healthy Smile

Foods that keep you smiling

Author: Dr Rita Trakhtman, cosmetic dentist, East St Kilda

Some foods can actually help protect your pearly whites. There are foods that make your teeth strong and contribute to a healthy enamel. Here is a list of the top 15 foods for you to eat to keep your oral health at its peak.

Calcium-rich foods

  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Yoghurt

These dairy products are teeth superfoods. Their high calcium content strengthens teeth, making enamel healthier and whiter. Hard cheeses has more calcium than soft cheeses

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Crunchy foods

  • Vegies
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts

Chewing increases saliva production, which washes away food debris, leaving teeth clean and sparkling. Saliva also has heaps of healthy enzymes and bacteria-killing powers.

The mild abrasiveness of these foods also removes superficial stains on your teeth.

Pop a few almonds for a mid-afternoon snack – they’re full of omega 3, protein and the crunch you need.

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Water 

Drinks lots of water to keep your mouth hydrated and your smile bright.  Water reduces the acidity in your mouth, so sip and swish some water in between glasses of wine.

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Other great foods to chew on

  • Chicken
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • Sugar-free gum after a meal

 

 

Author: Dr Rita Trakhtman, cosmetic dentist, East St Kilda

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