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Eat This For A Naturally Whiter Smile Elk Grove, CA
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Eat This For A Naturally Whiter Smile

There’s no question that a whiter, brighter smile can make you look more attractive and feel better about yourself. Many people suffer from stained or discolored teeth due to the foods and drinks they consume on a daily basis, such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries and more. However, did you know that there are also certain foods that whiten your teeth? While teeth whitening treatment from your dentist can bring the quickest and most dramatic improvement to your smile color, it is helpful to know which foods can naturally whiten your teeth. This can delay your need for professional whitening and help you retain your results longer.

If you want a naturally whiter smile, add these five foods to your diet. Not only will they boost your smile confidence, but they will support your body health too.

Apples: Each bite of a fresh, crisp apple provides a natural scrubbing action for your teeth. In addition to removing stains, apples also hold malic acid, which is an ingredient in many toothpastes because it increases saliva flow. Adequate amounts of saliva are critical for preventing decay, bad breath and stains!

Strawberries: Although they are red, this fruit delivers strong antioxidants that fight stain-causing bacteria. In addition, strawberries contain malic acid as well as Vitamin C, which is known for reducing gum tissue inflammation.

Cheese: When it comes to dairy products, just “say cheese”! Cheese contains calcium, phosphorus and proteins, which help your tooth enamel stay strong. Your enamel is the outermost protective layer of your tooth. If your enamel erodes or wears thin, the yellow dentin layer is prone to show through – which makes your smile look more dingy than white.

Broccoli: Eating this leafy green vegetable will do more than keep your body healthy. When consumed raw, broccoli can naturally polish your pearly whites as you chew. In addition, you’ll also get an excellent source of iron, which provides extra protection to your tooth enamel.

Pineapple: It is true that pineapple is acidic. However, this juicy fruit contains bromelain. Bromelain is a compound that has cleansing and anti-inflammatory capabilities. In fact, bromelain can be found in many whitening toothpastes!

If your smile is looking duller than you’d like, consider adding some natural “teeth whitening” foods to your plate. If your stains are especially stubborn or you want a quicker, more significant improvement, consider teeth whitening from Laguna West Dental. We have a full menu of cosmetic services that can help you feel more confident in your smile.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

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Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!