Have you heard: “Smile and the world will smile with you?” It is true! Test it out for yourself next time you’re at a store by smiling at the person in the opposite, and you will see a smile right back.
We all know that foods and drinks play important roles in our lives. To have a healthy mouth, we must avoid sugary drinks, sugared gum, and sticky candy from damaging our teeth.
The first thing people notice is our teeth when we smile. To keep teeth health, eat hard fruits and vegetables such as apples and carrots. These fruits and vegetables act as natural tooth-scrubbers, and actually scraping away plaque and debris.
Consume dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese can raise the mouth’s pH level, resulting in neutralize cavity-causing acid.
If you are lactose intolerant, find substitute products.
Eat foods that are high in vitamin C since they promote healthy gums by preventing gingivitis, which is the first sign of gum disease. Best sources for vitamin C are: kiwi, strawberries, peppers, and citrus fruits.
Add chocolate and nuts to your daily snack! These can be good for you since both contain oils that decrease the activity of bacteria in the mouth!
- Smile is contagious, so do it more often
- Go to the dentist at least twice a year
- Brush your teeth at least two times a day
- Floss after you eat
- Check with your dentist before bleaching your teeth!