Words of Wisdom No.1 “Go On a White-teeth Diet”

When you don’t like the way that your teeth look, it is a good idea to visit an orthodontist to learn more about aligners or braces. In addition, you can begin to eat foods that help to whiten your teeth. While wearing braces, you must avoid hard foods that can damage the brackets or wires, but you can cut fruit into small sections. If you wear aligners, then you can remove the devices while consuming food. Strawberries and apples help to whiten the enamel of your teeth by removing ugly discolorations. Wash and cut these fruits into slices before chewing the foods.

Dairy Foods Will Keep Your Teeth White

Additional foods that can keep your teeth looking white and healthy are dairy products such as cheese or yogurt. These foods contain calcium that will strengthen the enamel of your teeth. At the same time, you want to avoid any foods that might stain your teeth, including:

• Blackberries
• Pomegranates
• Blueberries
• Oranges
• Tomatoes
• Candy
• Beets

If you avoid foods that contain artificial dyes, then you are less likely to have yellow or discolored teeth. While shopping at a supermarket, look for fresh strawberries and sliced apples to have for your snacks while at work or school to avoid having stained enamel underneath your aligners or braces.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092


14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585