Top 5 foods that will keep you smiling

It can be difficult to maintain oral health, but with these foods it may be easier than you think…

Many people take their teeth for granted, and forget that once they are lost they can create a wide range of health issues. At Tewantin Dental, we have compiled a list of foods that do just a good a job of cleaning your teeth as your regular oral hygiene routine does (though we do not recommend you substitute your dental routine!). Read on to discover what foods actually improve your dental health…

1. Dairy Products
This may not come as a surprise to many, but dairy products contain low levels of acidity and sugar, which is great for preventing tooth erosion and decay. Many dairy products are also high in calcium, which means you are not only enjoying a dairy snack, you are also fortifying your smile against decay at the same time!

2. Fruit
Fruit is nature’s own tooth cleaners, especially if consumed in its raw form. Fruit helps to keep plaque accumulation down and helps to massage your gums, which means less chance of forming periodontal disease.

3. Vegetables
It is common knowledge that vegetables are good for our health, but they also help to keep our teeth healthy! Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots and sweet potato contain high levels of Vitamin A, which helps to form tooth enamel.

4. Celery
An apple a day keeps the doctor away… and snacking on celery keeps the dentist happy! If consumed raw, celery will not only massage the gums, but also clean the teeth. Celery also encourages saliva flow which means neutralisation of bacteria in the mouth.

5. Water
Water helps to nourish the teeth, keep the periodontal tissues hydrated and help to wash away any food debris stuck between teeth.

Keep your smile beautiful with the help of Tewantin Dental…

At Tewantin Dental we are committed to keeping our patient’s teeth healthy and also beautiful. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we have a wide range of dental treatments that can help restore, rejuvenate and beautify your teeth. Our cosmetic dental treatments include:

If you are dissatisfied with how your smile looks, it can severely impact on your self-esteem. At Tewantin Dental we can help to create your perfect teeth so you can smile with confidence and reclaim your quality of life.

Broken, cracked, damaged, weak and discoloured teeth can all be restored and rejuvenated with the assistance of our expert dentists, as we focus on bringing you high quality dental treatments that are effective and efficient.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry or to book an appointment at our Tewantin dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.