Article Title: 10 Foods that May Whiten Teeth, Protect Gums

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White, sparkling teeth are commonly at the top of the wish list of cosmetic dentistry procedures.  Patients will come into Dr. Kurt Schneider’s office looking for the latest procedures to achieve the brightest smiles possible.  In addition to speaking with Dr. Schneider about procedures to whiten your teeth, there are also some foods that you can eat to help whiten your smile.

Through this health and wellness article from the Boston Globe, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that certain foods protect your teeth against bacteria, whiten your teeth, and cleanse your smile.  Some of these “power” foods include:

  • Pineapples
  • Ginger
  • Cheese
  • Basil
  • Onions
  • Salmon
  • Broccoli
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Carrots

These foods have protective qualities that fight off infections that can take place in the mouth.  They also keep enamel safe and healthy so that your teeth preserve their own natural, protective barrier.  And, to top it off, these foods can help keep your teeth whiter.  Those are some reasons to smile!

To learn more about these foods’ properties and to find what they can do for your teeth, read the Boston Globe article listed above.  If you have more questions about how you can achieve a whiter and brighter smile, feel free to contact Dr. Kurt Schneider and our team.  We can help you achieve the results that you have been looking for—learn how today!