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Ingredients to Keep Your Smile in Top Shape

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Updated May 23, 2012

A handy reference guide to some key ingredients and their benefits to your oral health is listed below. Enjoy your favorites at any time to achieve a healthier, whiter smile.

Basil

A natural antibiotic, reduces bacteria in the mouth.

Broccoli

Forms an acid-resistant film on teeth that can help prevent enamel erosion.

Carrots

Full of Vitamin A which is absolutely necessary for the formation of tooth enamel. This and all crunchy vegetables also cleanse and stimulate your gums, making them healthy.

Cheese

Offers the benefit of lactic acid to help prevent tooth decay.

Celery

Activates saliva production, which assists in cleansing food particles from the teeth and dilutes sugars or acids in the mouth. Chewing celery also massages the gums.

Ginger

An anti-inflammatory to support healthy mouth tissue.

Green Tea

Contains an antioxidant called catechin (found in green tea too!), which reduces bacteria growth that causes gingivitis.

Kale or Chard

High in minerals that support tooth structure.

Kiwi

Packs more Vitamin C than any other fruit. A lack of Vitamin C can break down the collagen network in your gums, making them tender and more susceptible to bacteria and gum disease.

Lemon

A natural “whitener” and assists with pH balance in the body.

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