Best diet for white teeth

By - Bad Breath Expert

SUMMARY:  Apples, cheese and water all make the list.

Posted: November 4, 2014

Want pearlier whites? Pay attention to your diet, because what you eat has an impact on the brightness of your smile. Ditch the sodas and move to these top foods for whiter, healthier teeth:

Crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, green peppers and cucumbers
These foods act as nature's toothbrush. Their crunchiness requires more chewing, which stimulates saliva flow and helps dislodge food stuck in the teeth. In other words, they can clean your teeth while you're eating them. An apple a day keeps the dentist away?

Cheeses such as feta and Swiss
Say cheese! This dairy product is a superstar for a sparkling smile. A study published in General Dentistry showed that eating cheese may help prevent cavities since it raises levels of pH (higher pH equals lower acidity) in the mouth, which defends against tooth decay. More specifically, when you eat cheese, it places a layer of calcium over the teeth, thereby fighting cavity-causing dental plaque.

"What I think is exciting about this is it shows that cheese - particularly as a snack - can reduce the acids that will cause cavities and gum disease," president of the Academy of General Dentistry Dr. Jeffrey M. Cole told CBS News.

However, not all cheese is created equal. Opt for low-fat, hard cheeses, such as feta and Swiss. 

Complement every meal with water. Not only does your body need H2O to power through the day, the liquid washes down food debris and anaerobic bacteria that causes bad breath as well as other oral health problems. The old adage of drinking eight glasses a day no longer holds true. Instead, take how much you weigh and divide that number by two. That's how many ounces of water you should drink per day. To adjust into cups, divide in half. (For example: If you weigh 150 pounds, you should gulp down 9.4 cups of water each day). 

In addition to these foods, check out the TheraBreath Dental Professional Whitening Kit. This is a safe, comfortable and fast way to get your teeth shades whiter.  

3 drinks to consume with caution
Monitor your intake of coffee, tea and wine. All of these drinks leave stains on dental enamel. A general rule of thumb is that if the beverage will stain a white table cloth, it'll stain your teeth. If you do decide to indulge in these drinks, make sure to follow them with water, which could flush damaging ingredients. 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please Note: The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only.  Always consult your health care professional before beginning any new therapy.

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