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Austin TX on a Mouth Healthy Diet

Having a nice, white smile seems to always have been something that patients desired…just recently, a lot more frequently. And while your Austin TX dentist can provide you with in-office and take-home whitening services, there have to be some more “natural” options for when you can’t make it in to see us, right?


Well as a matter of fact, there is. A large majority of the health of your mouth relies upon your diet, and today we will discussing some foods you can add to your life that may help the look and feel of your teeth tremendously.


It should come as no shock that fruits and vegetables are amongst the top foods that can benefit your oral health. The old adage of “an apple a day” definitely comes into play here, as chewing on apples can help strengthen your gums, eliminate bacteria in the mouth and even help whiten the teeth too. Their high water content also helps simulate and stimulate saliva, washing away lingering particles between the teeth that can get caught and cause harm.


Highly fibrous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots cannot only give a boost of vitamins to your mouth, but can also whiten the teeth as well. Their high fiber contents are tough on the teeth, efficient in scrubbing away stains and polishing the teeth, found most effective if eaten raw.


In other parts of the food pyramid, you will find that calcium is your friend. Add cheese, milk and chicken to deliver vitamin boosts to the mouth, and give the enamel an extra dose of strength. Small snacks, such as almonds and some seeds, can also act as natural polishers of the teeth, scrubbing away stains while keeping you healthy.


Combine a well-balanced diet, rich in all of these choices listed above, with regular at-home brushings and visits to your Austin TX dentist to have a smile that shines as bright as the sun.


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