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Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

It can be hard to get kids to take proper care of their teeth, and you can guarantee that most of them don’t care much about keeping their teeth white and beautiful.  Most kids care more about sweet treats and playing hard than they do about the effects their activities may have on their teeth. Thankfully there are things you can provide in their meals and pack in their lunches that will help retain the whiteness of their teeth without them even knowing.

Strawberries Are A Sweet Whitening Treat

While most people only think of their staining quality, strawberries actually are packed with natural acids that happen to excel at removing the stains on your teeth.  You can’t just eat a bunch of them and expect to see results, however. You need to take the strawberries and pack it into a paste which you then apply to your teeth. Five minutes later they can eat the paste and rinse it away before the floss and brush their teeth.  Mint and strawberries aren’t the best partners flavor-wise, so it might be worthwhile changing up your toothpaste.

The Crunch Of Apples, Carrots, And Celery
Saliva is a powerful tool in the body’s arsenal against tooth decay, and nothing gets those juices flowing like celery, apples, and carrots.  The crunchy texture helps to scrape away plaque while the saliva reduces the bacteria that cause tooth decay and lead to halitosis. Serve them up with peanut butter to provide a healthy source of protein to go with the other benefits.

The Sweet, Cleansing Taste of Citrus

Citrus fruits like oranges and pineapples are another great source of the acid that will help whiten your teeth, but they come with another benefit.  Their tart nature also stimulates the body to begin producing saliva in the same way as carrots and celery. With these sources of acid you’ll want to eat them rather than directly applying them to your teeth, they have much stronger acid in them.

Baking Soda
This can be a hard one to work into your kids diet, but you can definitely ensure that their toothpaste has it worked in so that they’re doing double-duty when brushing.  In some cases you may be able to entertain your child with the fizzy nature of baking soda, but generally its going to be something you want to have them doing on the sly.

These remedies represent just a few of the options that nature provides to help you tackle your dental health.  These steps have to be combined with a regular routine of mouthwash, brushing, and flossing to be truly effective.  If your concerned about your child’s dental health pick up th ephone and contact Dr. Sam Bullard in Noblesville, IN today.  Their team of pediatric dental experts have been serving patients out of their Smiling Kids Noblesville office, and are always happy to help another family get on the path to amazing dental health.