Drinking water regularly, and even swishing with it intermittently throughout the day, is a great way to rinse off debris and stain-causing plaque. Plus, water promotes the production of saliva, which we know helps maintain a clean mouth. Swishing with water after ingesting staining, sugary, or acidic foods and drinks can help prevent the softening of enamel, discoloration, and cavities.
6. Crunchy fruits and veggies
Foods like carrots, apples, and celery are excellent at increasing saliva production and simultaneously act as a natural abrasive when you chew them, thanks to their crunchy quality. This helps clear away left-behind food debris, keeping your mouth cleaner and helping prevent cavities and stains.
In addition to knowing which foods and drinks help keep your smile bright, you can also avoid those that cause discoloration and dullness. Obviously, dark-staining items like red wine, coffee, dark teas and juices, soy sauce, and tomato sauces can cause your teeth to gradually darken over time. Also, candy and sugary drinks like soda can cause cavities and decay, which will hinder your pearly whites.
By making smart selections from the list above and avoiding, when possible, some of the well-known teeth-damaging items, you’re sure to maintain a radiant smile. HS