We love this handy reference guide from About.com 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.
A natural antibiotic, reduces bacteria in the mouth.
Forms an acid-resistant film on teeth that can help prevent enamel erosion.
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.
Offers the benefit of lactic acid to help prevent tooth decay.
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.
An anti-inflammatory to support healthy mouth tissue.
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.