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The value of a million dollar smile can never be ignored, and taking the right steps to save it is always a priority. Generally, teeth support our facial structure; someone without teeth might look somewhat funny. Shiny white teeth not only make you look presentable, but they also give you confidence. With a big bright smile, you look interesting and approachable, whereas someone with not-so-nice teeth might be looked at differently.

Keeping your teeth healthy and white is not very difficult if you can monitor your eating habits and maintain a healthy habit of brushing your teeth at least two times a day. Apart from avoiding junk food, you also need to floss and schedule regular dentist check-ups.


Here are some of the best foods that benefit your teeth in a positive way:

Dairy Products

Dairy products are not only good for your health, but also strengthen your teeth. These products are very rich in calcium and phosphorus, which makes them very effective in maintaining the proper condition of our teeth. Products like milk and yogurt can be included in your daily diet as they are good for your digestive system, and a healthy digestion results in healthier gums. Overall, the dairy tastes great and it keeps your teeth white and healthy.


Apart from being one of the most loved fruits, strawberries are also very good for your teeth and lips. They are very rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin C. Including them in your diet helps to maintain a healthy oral status and will prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in your mouth, which helps to keep your teeth safe.

Vitamin D

Foods rich in vitamin D are also known for contributing to your healthy teeth. Vitamin D helps in the production of Proteins, which is an essential component of tooth enamel and they help to strengthen your gums. Foods like eggs and fish oil are known for their richness in Vitamin D.


A warm cup of tea is rich in Anti-oxidants, which help to keep your teeth healthy and white. You might not have known it, but Tea helps your teeth from decaying and kills the active bacteria in your mouth. Even better, chewing green tea leaves whitens your teeth and acts as a mouth freshener!


Used as a mouth freshener, parsley can be chewed (with some sweetener if you wish) to control tooth decay and support powerful gums. It might not taste that great, but you’ll be thankful in the long run!


Being the most essential part of our life, water is also very important for our extremely valuable teeth. Drinking water after every short meal keeps your mouth clean, and gets rid of bacteria. Your bad eating habits may leave your teeth a bit dirty, so water can help as a quick cure and freshen up your mouth.


While sometimes it is okay to eat your favorite junk food, but you should do so moderately so your teeth stay happy and clean. If you have any questions, or you’re ready to make a cleaning appointment, please contact us at Lifetime Smiles. We’re here to help!

Dr. Christo Mallakis

I earned my dental degree at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona, a school that concentrated on comprehensive patient care with the newest techniques and materials. While there I was honored with an award from the American College of Prosthodontists. I am passionate about dentistry, and learning is a never ending journey in my career. Staying up to date allows me to provide the best care for my patients and contribute to a more positive perception of dentistry. I have attended countless hours of continuing education, including courses at Spear Education, the most innovative and respected dental education provider in the country. I love educating patients and helping them understand how to improve their oral health. I believe in always having a positive exchange with people and providing my patients with the same quality of dentistry I would give myself and my family. I look forward to seeing you at our office.