What to Eat for a Healthy Smile

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There are all sorts of recommendations about how to have a healthier, brighter smile. Many of these recommendations revolve around brushing your teeth and flossing regularly, but did you know that you can enjoy a healthier smile just by hanging your diet? Certain foods are more effective at helping you keep your smile looking bright and clean, and there are a dozen ways you can integrate these foods into your diet.

Yellow and orange foods are typically great for your smile. They contain beta-carotene, which helps with your body’s mucus membranes. These membranes are an important part of your gums, so eating yellow and orange foods can help your gums stay healthier. Yellow and orange bell peppers are a great example of these foods. You can slice and dice them, put them in salad, or lay them over a pizza. If you’re having a barbeque, you can also opt to include corn in your meal. Grilling some corn and putting a light layer of butter over it can make for a tasty treat that’s also great for your smile.

Carrots might be the best and most popular example of an orange foods. These vegetables are commonly used as a part of salads and as a side dish to larger meals. Although carrots aren’t naturally the most flavorful of vegetables, when added to a larger meal, they can add texture and crunch to your dinner. If you’re looking to eat something with a little more sweetness to it, you can always enjoy an orange. These delicious fruits make for a tasty and enjoyable treat that makes for the perfect dessert. Another example of a sweet, delicious fruit you can enjoy is grapefruit. This is a widely available fruit that’s great for your and delicious. You can also add peaches, satsumas, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, pumpkin and more to your dinners. Any of these will add needed beta-carotene that’s great for your gums.

Another food you might want to consider eating more of is fish, and in particular, oily fish. Oily fish are packed with omages that make your hair, skin, nails, and teeth all healthier. Anchovies are the perfect example of an oily fish and they make yet another salty, tasty addition to pizza. Anchovies have been a common addition to pizza for decades and help to spice up the flavor. Sardines are widely available and enjoyed across the country. They’re another example of an oily fish that can be eaten in dozens of ways. Just like anchovies, they can be enjoyed on pizza, but they can also be mashed into sardine cakes, added to sandwiches, or placed over toast.

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If you prefer something less salty, you can always enjoy a filet of salmon. Salmon has been a part of both home cooked dinners and upscale meals for years and are easy to prepare in a dozen different ways. Salmon itself doesn’t have too much of a ‘fishy’ flavor and can be set over a bed of rice or enriched with a sprinkling of lemon juice. If salmon isn’t your ideal fish, there are plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking to add oily fish to your dinners. Mackerel, herring, and trout are all further examples of oily fish that can be ordered from restaurants or commonly found in supermarkets. If you’re hoping to brighten up your smile with a delicious platter of cooked fish, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

There are also foods you’ll want to avoid if you want to have the best smile possible. Sugar, for instance, can be detrimental to the appearance of your smile. Excessive sugar accelerates the aging process and makes your teeth wear down faster. Coffee and tea are also responsible for a lot of staining on teeth. Too much of either drink can make your teeth stain brown, leaving you with a less than perfect smile.

With so many option to choose from, it’s easy to change your diet and help your teeth become healthier. Considering how many foods are good for your teeth, you’ll be able to prepare all sorts of healthy meals that help your teeth.