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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

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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 39 reviews

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!!

Linda S.

Dr. Roberts and her entire staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Roberts has a great "bedside manner" and clearly explains what she needs to and why, in a very calming manner. She is a perfectionist in her work, and I can honestly say I've never experienced pain during several crown procedures. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

Skyler S.

Every time I walk into Dr. Roberts' office, I feel at home. The establishment is clean and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly! I live in Atlanta, and I still make the trip up to Alpharetta just to go back to Crabapple Dental because I appreciate everything they do so much. They always have the most up to date technology and tools that makes my mouth feel more clean each time I go. Definitely recommend!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123