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By Richard Rowan, DDS
December 18, 2014
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Foods to Whiten Your Teeth!

Merced teeth whitening Dr. Richard Rowan often gets questions from his patients about how they can keep their teeth white; the main solution is to avoid foods that stain the teeth. While most foods can have a negative effect on the shade of your teeth, turning them yellow or brown, some foods can actually help keep them white and beautiful. Here are some foods that can help lead you to whiter and healthier teeth over time.
An Apple a Day
The age old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” probably fits better when it comes to dental health. Eating a juice apple everyday can help whiten your teeth because the rough exterior and interior helps scrub away unwanted film from your teeth. Apples also contain malic acid, which stimulates saliva production and helps clean your teeth.
Broccoli Benefits
If you want whiter teeth, add more raw broccoli to your diet. Again, the roughness of the broccoli helps to polish your teeth to a white shine and the antioxidants fight bad bacteria that causes tooth staining.
Cheese Please
Merced teeth whitening patients are often surprised to learn that cheese can be beneficial to dental health. Cheese is rich in calcium and other minerals that can help build up and protect the enamel of your teeth. It also contains lactic acid, which fights tooth decay and keeps your teeth healthy.
Drink More Water
One of the simplest and most important things to add to your daily diet if you want whiter teeth is water. Water is a natural tooth whitener because it increases saliva production, which cleans the teeth and helps keep them bright. Drinking water frequently also rinses away food particles and bad bacteria from your mouth. 
Of course, the best and fastest way to improve the color of your teeth is to schedule regular visits with Merced teeth whitening Dr. Richard Rowan for cleanings and tooth whitening treatments when necessary. Visit his informative dental site at to learn more and to submit an “Appointment Request” today.

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