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If you are on a mission to have white, bright healthy teeth you’ve probably invested in a variety of whitening products like whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, professional teeth whitening or at home whitening kits. Did you know that your diet plays a big role in the color and health of your teeth? Most people know about the foods that typically stain teeth like colas, sports drinks, wine, coffee, tea and tobacco. However, there are foods that can help whiten and strengthen your teeth naturally, not to mention they are good for you to boot!

A diet filled with firm and crunchy produce such as carrots and celery is a good idea on a number of health fronts. First off these vegetables require ample chewing. Chewing stimulates saliva which neutralizes the acids and enzymes in your mouth that damage tooth enamel. Firm crunchy produce can be abrasive in a good way, acting like a natural tooth brush to remove plaque and harmful bacteria.

Raw cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and kale contain glucosinolates. The American Institute of Cancer Research reported that this sulfur and nitrogen containing compound wards off cancer tumors in the mouth and digestive tract. In addition to the aforementioned health benefits, the increased saliva production from chewing these types of veggies makes them equally good for teeth and gums.

If cheese brings a smile to your face you’re in luck! With an abundance of calcium, phosphorus and minerals, cheese is great for your teeth. Calcium and phosphorus play an important role in rebuilding tooth enamel. Like cheese, salmon contains a great deal of enamel building phosphorus and Vitamin D which encourages calcium absorption.

Spinach, kale, lettuce and Swiss chard are a great source for enamel building magnesium. Leafy greens have very low acidity levels so they are in no way harmful for your teeth. Fruits that are fiber rich like apples have a scrubbing effect on teeth that helps remove plaque from teeth. Apples contain malic acid which is proven to remove surface stains from teeth. Believe it or not, strawberries can actually help whiten teeth. Strawberries are packed with Polyphenols which help suppress bacteria growth inside the mouth and on teeth.

Next time you feel like your teeth need a boost, shop for some fresh organic fruits and veggies and sit down to some cheese and crackers!

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123