Let’s face it, as we get older the signs of age is usually revealed in our teeth, not the most gracefully either. Brushing and flossing daily are well known good habits we have grown accustomed to, just like our bad ones, coffee, wine, sodas, and yes smoking, all our rites of passage into adulthood. However, taking our mothers advice in our youth of eating more veggies mixed with using some genius mother’s kitchen techniques, we can be healthier and can appear timeless, by erasing some tell-tale signs of some adult indulgences.
“Berry” White: His songs may refresh your soul, but not your teeth. I am talking about strawberries! This special berry not only helps lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, but the Vitamin-C and malic acid in the berry will help polish away plaque build-up and surface stains. Whip up a nice strawberry paste and have some tasty fun brushing!
Baking Soda and lemon juice: Baking soda is not a new concept in teeth care, but brushing for one minute once a week with this combination will generate a lasting impression. The sodium bicarbonate in the baking soda will remove surface stains, while the lemon will provide the bleaching effect.
Cheese, glorious Cheese!: Who says it is only an appetizer? The milk protein casein, calcium and phosphates in cheese can help prevent cavities and nourish the enamel. So why not make cheese your dessert?
An apple a day…: well not just an apple, but any crunchy fruits or veggies will not only act as a natural abrasive, but also stimulate saliva production that act as a detergent, washing away stains and particles.
Keeping regular appointments with your dentist is always the sure way to know you are on the right track.
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Ramie Tritt, M.D.- President, Atlanta ENT