Feel inferior because your teeth look yellow? Or because your breath is not fresh? Here are some foods that help maintain the health of your teeth revealed by Matthew Messina, a dentist in Ohio who is also a spokesman for the Association of Dentists in ABC News America.

1. Chewing gum
Wait a minute. Not all chewing gum good for dental health. In fact, most of the chewing gum can damage the teeth. Choose sugar-free gum. Sugar-free gum can help clean teeth. Chewing gum can stimulate saliva production.

Saliva is a natural way to clean the acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and also coat the teeth with calcium and phosphate. During this time, we prefer gum with various flavors, either mint or fruit flavor. In fact, according to a study in 2011 said the materials used to give a sense of mint or fruit can damage teeth, although only slightly.

2. Water
As well as saliva, water can help clean up the sugar and acid in the mouth. Water containing frorid, the mineral compounds that can prevent tooth erosion, as well as florid toothpaste contained within.


3. Dairy products
Milk and various preparations of milk, such as cheese, rich in calcium which is a natural ingredient to maintain dental health. Calcium is the main constituent of mineral material, known as hidroxiapatit. This material may strengthen bones and teeth structure. Dairy products-especially cheese-rich casein which is used to repair tooth enamel.

4. Foods rich in fiber
Vegetables and other fiber-rich foods good for digestion and lower cholesterol. And without us knowing it, also good for dental health. This is because we need to chew for longer while eating. Eat a bowl of spinach and beans as well as carrying gear to automatic car purgatory. Chewing process will produce a lot of saliva and physically, the food itself is also brushing your teeth.

5. Strawberries.
This refreshing fruit with rich flavors of malic acid. Malic acid is a natural substance of teeth whitening. To help whiten teeth, crushed strawberries and mix with baking soda. Then, put the mixture on your toothbrush like toothpaste. Brush gently and let stand for 5 minutes. Then, gargle. And, taraaa! Your teeth will look whiter.

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