Dr. Behnam Rostami has worked as a dentist since the early 1980s, and in that time has learned a great deal about teeth and oral hygiene. More to just being good at the oral procedures that address dental issues, Dr. Rostami also has knowledge about the kinds of food that help keep a bright smile. These foods are able to fight against the staining and yellowing that occurs to teeth over time.
Strawberries are good for your teeth as they contain malic acid and vitamin C, both which are good for healthy gums and teeth. Malic acid helps combat teeth discoloration while vitamin C contributes to healthy gums. You can include strawberries in foods such as salads and yogurt.
While all vegetables are good for oral health, broccoli just happens to provide extra benefits. Broccoli contains lots of iron and fiber, nutrients that are crucial in maintaining strong teeth. Fiber reduces inflammation in the mouth and body. Iron is the shield that prevents enamel-eroding acid from causing damage to your teeth. While you’ll still need to brush teeth regularly, broccoli can help with the cleaning process.
They’re synonymous with bad breath when consumed raw, but they do have benefits when it comes to keeping your teeth strong. Onions have antibacterial elements that reduce the bacteria in the mouth. The pale color of onions also means they are less likely to stain your teeth.
Dr. Behnam Rostami has been working in California since 2002, shortly after moving to the US from his home country of Iran.