Treats for your teeth
Usually we're being warned about foods that can damage our teeth, but certain snacks can actually help keep your pearly whites in perfect condition.
Get a tasty smile
While tea and coffee can all stain our gnashers, and sugary sweets can lead to long-term damage, a few fruits, vegetables and other treats can have quite the opposite effect, really helping bring out the sparkle in our smiles.
It might sound unlikely but apparently even strawberries can be good for your teeth. The juicy red fruits help gently cleanse away stains, restoring your natural whiteness.
Yes, it's rather high in fat, but as part of a balanced diet, cheese can offer benefits for a brilliant smile. All types of cheese are rich in calcium – an essential element for dental health.
Bite into broccoli
If you're too virtuous to tuck into cheese on a regular basis, try spinach or broccoli instead. The green vegetables are also crammed with calcium, along with all-important fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb valuable calcium, and getting out in the sunshine is one of the best ways of soaking it up. And it won't cost you a single calorie!
Good for your gums
Foods high in vitamin C, such as lychees and oranges will work wonders for your gums – adding to the overall good health of your mouth.
All these saintly snacks are a dentist’s dream, but to really ensure you keep a sparkling set, brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and again last thing at night. Regular brushing with a quality, clinically proven toothpaste such as Pepsodent or Close-Up, can help keep cavities at bay and will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean.