According to a recent article from Boston.com, ten foods can improve the health of your teeth and their appearance.
These foods are:
Pineapples contain the enzyme bromelain that acts as a natural stain remover
Ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory protecting you from periodontal disease and the loss of bone and supportive connective tissue in your mouth.
Carrots, high in vitamin A, promote healthy tooth enamel and chewing them raw stimulates saliva which is a natural mouth cleanser.
Basil reduces bacteria in the mouth since it is a natural antibiotic.
Cheese can help buffer the acids in your mouth since it contains protein, calcium, and phosphorus.
Sesame seeds can help by scouring plaque on your teeth
Shitaki mushrooms inhibit bacteria.
When eaten raw, Onions release the sulfur compounds which reduce bacteria.
Salmon, by providing calcium and vitamin D, promote healthy bones and teeth.
Broccoli, the vegetable with a bad rap, contains iron. Iron helps form an acid-resistant film that can protect the enamel of your teeth.
So eat a diet including these fruits, seeds, vegetables and other foods to increase your dental health and whiten your smile.