Achieving and maintaining your best smile takes work, but the results are well worth it. Use the services of a cosmetic dentist to perfect your smile from the outside, and use these food and beverage tips to help maintain your winning smile from the inside out:
Get Your Calcium
Calcium is one of the most nourishing nutrients for teeth and bones. Some of the best calcium-rich foods include dairy products like hard cheeses as well as nuts, kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts.
Vitamin D-Rich Foods (to Aid in Calcium Absorption)
Foods like fish, mushrooms and eggs are great to have in your healthy-smile diet because they aid in the absorption of calcium for stronger teeth and bones.
A Healthy Teeth-Cleansing Crunch
Foods like raw carrots, celery, apples, radishes, cauliflower and broccoli aren’t just good for you; they also bring a healthy cleansing effect to your teeth while you eat them.
Low-Acidity Vitamin C-Rich Foods
While vitamin C is essential to gum health, some vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits can be harsh to the tooth enamel. To avoid too much acidity, go for strawberries, leafy greens, mangoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers and cantaloupes for a delicious way to get your “C.”
Beverages to Avoid for a Healthy Smile
Lastly, to keep your smile white and bright, cut back on your consumption of coffee, dark fruit juices, colas and red wine. However, if you must indulge, regular tooth whitening from a cosmetic dentist can help to offset the effects.
Are you ready to get the winning smile of your dreams? Contact us to find out which cosmetic dentistry procedures are best for you, and use these healthy eating tips to maintain your oral health.