FOODS WHICH PROMOTE WHITER TEETH
HOW BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CELERY AND CARROTS CAN KEEP YOU SMILING BRIGHT
We live in an age where males continue to take increasing pride in their appearance, whether it’s through beard grooming, working out or trying to make a fashion statement. But there always seems to be one thing that goes under the appearance radar – dental health. It’s obvious that diet and dental health goes hand-in-hand. By eating healthy, bad breath and stained teeth will be a thing of the past.
'Gleaming white teeth are the final piece of the puzzle to both look and feel good'
According to experts Courtyard Dental, a private dentist based in Huddersfield, there are a number of foods you can eat to help erode staining, eliminate oral hygiene issues and boost your dental health over a prolonged period of time. With this in mind, let’s look at three of the best foods and consider why you should add them to your diet.
Despite being renowned for their bright and vibrant colouring, strawberries can actually serve as a natural and potent astringent that actively removes tooth discolouration. This is a proven medical fact according to the President of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics Dr. Irwin Smigel, who claims that this popular summer fruit is ideal for whitening teeth naturally over a prolonged period of time. This is ground-breaking news, especially when you consider the additional health benefits offered by strawberries and the fact that they are versatile and can be used in a number of different salads, side dishes and desserts.
While broccoli is renowned as a super food that delivers multiple health benefits, it is not widely considered to aid dental hygiene. This is largely due to the vegetables’ strong colouring, which encourages many to believe that it will stain teeth through regular consumption. This is little more than a popular misconception, however, as its texture means that it does not stick to your teeth like beets or cranberries and therefore poses little risk of discolouring them. In fact, raw broccoli is also good for your dental health so consider this when creating your daily diet.
Celery and Carrots
Crunchy and appetising, celery and carrots are blessed with a high water content and therefore capable of both trimming away extra layers of body fat and naturally whitening your teeth. They are also known to stimulate saliva production, which helps to wash away food debris, crumbs and any stuck remnants that may discolour your teeth over time. Excessive saliva production can also promote healthy gums, so you should look to incorporate these and similar food items into your diet wherever possible.