These foods and beverages will brighten your smile

May 29, 2023

If you’re looking for foods that can put a smile on your face while actually helping to brighten and fortify that smile, our orthodontist at Farmington, NM has some suggestions to add to your list. We are all about building healthy, beautiful and long-lasting smiles, and we’ve got more options than ever to offer our patients and their families.

Here are a few tasty options to add to your tooth-friendly menu:

  • Crunch time: Raw vegetables like celery and carrots provide a natural cleaning function as well as stimulating saliva, which helps to wash away food particles and bacteria.
  • Gouda ideas: Most varieties of cheese have very little sugar content but are high in calcium, which is a vital ingredient for fortifying enamel — the hard, protective coating of the teeth. The phosphates in cheese help balance pH levels in the mouth to offset harmful acids. Hard cheeses that are chewy are good for stimulating saliva. 
  • Moo-ve it: Milk is calcium-rich as well as containing other valuable nutrients. Like cheese, it also helps lower levels of acidity in the mouth.
  • Yo pro: Yogurt has a healthy dollop of tooth-building calcium plus probiotics, which can provide valuable protection against cavities and gum disease.
  • Drink up: Is there anything better for your oral and overall health than water? Good old-fashioned H20 contains fluoride, which is a proven cavity fighter. Many public water sources contain fluoride but some bottled water brands do not, so be sure to check the labels. Water also helps wash away food particles and bacteria while boosting your saliva level.

If you’re interested in learning about the latest treatments for achieving a healthy, beautiful smile that will feel as good as it looks, please contact our orthodontist at Farmington, NM. From braces that are nearly undetectable to clear aligners, we have options that deliver superior results for you and your family. Call us today to schedule a consultation!