Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

4 Foods That Whiten Your Teeth

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There is no denying that a bright smile is considered attractive in our society. When you smile and show your pearly whites to the world, you will make a great impression with other people. You probably already know that dark-colored beverages and foods, such as coffee, curry sauce and red wine, can cause your teeth to develop deep stains. Did you also know there are certain foods that can actually whiten your teeth over time? Here are four teeth whitening foods you need to start eating on a regular basis:


Strawberries are not just deliciously sweet; they can also help whiten your teeth. These berries contain malic acid, which is known to naturally whiten the enamel. Just mash one strawberry with a spoon and add a pinch of baking soda to it. Then, apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush.


If you enjoy a piece of cheese on your sandwich, you are in luck. The calcium in cheese is not only beneficial for your bones; it is also good for your teeth. In a 2013 study published in the journal General Dentistry, researchers looked at the pH levels in their mouth after they ate cheese, yogurt and milk. Subjects who consumed milk and yogurt experienced no changes in the pH levels in their mouths while the group who ate cheese rapidly increased their pH levels. According to the study authors, the compounds in cheese stick to your teeth and protect against acid, reducing the risk of both cavities and discoloration.


An apple a day just might keep the dentist away. Apples have a very crunchy texture, so they are good at scrubbing the plaque and stains off your teeth. If you eat apples on a regular basis, you should notice a difference in the appearance of your teeth.


Just like apples, walnuts are a little abrasive, so they can rub stains right off the surfaces of your teeth. Before lunch or dinner, eat a handful of walnuts as a snack. Walnuts are also great to add to salads. They will make your teeth whiter and are packed with healthy fats that are essential for your diet.

If you add these foods to your diet, you should have whiter teeth in no time. When your friends and family members see your beautiful smile, they will ask you how you have been keeping your teeth so white. Contact a dental professional like one from Milan Simanek, D.D.S. & Associates for more information.


17 August 2015