Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

The Delicious Remedy: Eating Your Way to Whiter Teeth

Herman Kim

If you desire pearly white teeth, and you're all about the natural route, look no further than your fridge. Did you know you can eat for healthier, whiter teeth? Oh yeah, and it's a cheaper, easier and tastier option. If you prefer to skip teeth whitening treatments, consider adding the following to your diet.

Strawberries

Strawberries are loaded with malic acid, a bleaching agent that is very much common in commercially available teeth-whitening products. Add strawberries to food items from breakfast to dessert so you can eat your way to whiter teeth all day.

Apples

Biting and chewing this crunchy fruit helps scrub away stains and bacteria from your teeth. Just like strawberries, apples are also loaded with malic acid which is a common ingredient in some teeth whitening toothpaste.

Broccoli

Eating the crispy florets of this green vegetable raw will help scrape off unsightly tooth stains. The iron found in broccoli has the added benefit of forming an acid-resistant film that protects the enamel of your teeth.

Carrots

The crunchiness of these rabbit favorites will help scrape off stains from the teeth surfaces. Carrots also increase the amount of saliva, a natural cleanser in your mouth. Also, the vitamin A contained in carrots is needed for healthy tooth enamel. Other than just snacking on raw carrots, rub the bright roots against your teeth for a quick, smooth polish.

Cheese

Remember when your mother told you to drink your milk for strong bones and a healthy white smile? Well, she was correct! Cheese just like any other dairy product is loaded with lactic acid and calcium, the enamel fortifying mineral that strengthens your teeth while also whitening them.

Seeds and Nuts

Seeds and nuts have a hard abrasive texture that will help scrape off stains and plaque from teeth surfaces. How about a few almonds for your afternoon snack to achieve a whiter smile?

Onions and Garlic

While they are not good for your breath, onions and garlic contain bacteria-reducing compounds known as thiosulfinates and thiosulfonates that reduce production of plaque and tooth decay. The key is eating them raw because cooking destroys the bacterial-reducing compounds.

Pineapple

This delicious tropical fruit contains bromelain, a naturally occurring compound that has cleansing properties. Bromelain is an effective ingredient in teeth whitening products. Pineapples are also prescribed as a natural remedy for fixing loosening of teeth.

Citrus

Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes contain citric acid that can wear away the tooth enamel, thus whitening your teeth. However, eat in moderation to maintain the integrity of your teeth.


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Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

I am a senior who recently began wearing dentures, and before I got them, I spent a lot of time researching types of dentures and alternatives. Now, that I have my dentures and my research is complete, I need something new to fill my time. So, I decided to create a blog. "Why not put what I learned to use?" I thought. In this blog, I hope to share facts and figures about dentures and offer a little friendly advice along the way. Learn how many other Australians wear dentures, explore alternatives to dentures and figure out which options are best for you. Thanks for reading!

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