A Smile, Worth Millions

Soft, sweet lips and a mouth full of little white and shiny pearls. Isn’t that something we all would like to hear about our smile? 

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.A smile is worth a million words. If you want the words to be positive and heart-warming, you have to work for it. Just like in every other sphere in your life.

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It is true that a clean, beautiful smile has the effect of eliciting a smile in return from anyone who sees it. Have you ever noticed that some people have a hard time smiling and, even if they do so, they smile only with their lip corners, not showing their teeth at all? They might not have good teeth, and anything, visible on our face, makes up our confidence. Make sure you invest in it. It doesn’t require a lot.

You probably known that the food you are consuming has a direct influence on the state of your teeth. That’s quite a big difference if you choose light yogurt or a piece of chocolate for your dessert… Yet there are some foods that can help improve the state of your teeth significantly.

1. Celery

A weird-looking green vegetable, which is probably one of the rarest “visitors” in our kitchen. It’s a relatively sad fact, especially knowing that celery is one of the greatest products to strengthen your teeth. Celery is loaded with various dental health benefits and chewing celery stimulates saliva production which fights bacteria in your mouth.

2. Apples

Did your mom in your childhood used to say that if you eat an apple before going to sleep, you might not clean your teeth? Mine did. And it seems she was completely right, since the fiber in the apple cleanses teeth. Chewing apples also stimulates saliva production in your mouth which also helps to fight bacteria. Since apple contains a number of vitamins, minerals and other elements, it can provide a number of health benefits. Besides, did you know that it can reduce the risk of cancer?

2. Onions

Studies have shown that onion fresh and uncooked onion helps to to fight bacteria in your mouth, which causes bad breath and dental plaque. For that reason, try to use as much uncooked onion as possible.

3. Cheese

A hard cheese, such as Italian Parmigiano or aged Gouda, has a lot of carbohydrates which is very useful for our teeth. It helps to maintain a needed pH and restores enamel. Besides, hard cheese also contains casein, which helps in fortifying tooth’s surface. Not bad product at all…

4. Sesame seeds and nuts

Anthropologists guess that our ancestors had relatively good teeth (knowing that dentists did not exist back then…) due to the fact that they ate nuts and sesame seeds. Sesame seeds contain calcium, which protects bone around the teeth and gums

5. Green tea

Green tea is said to kill bacteria, which causes bad breath.  Green tea is also rich in antioxidants, which have many health properties. Besides, it has been proven that people, who drink green tea regularly, have healthier gums. That is the reason why dentists suggest to drink 2-5 cups of green tea every day.

If you consider your teeth to be already in a state that can hardly be improved, we can advice you to take action now: even if your teeth are already stained, the first thing that you can do is start eating healthier and, certainly, go visit your dentist. Don’t start looking for medical remedies (or teeth-whitening products) as there are easier methods to keep your teeth strong and white.

Viktorija Gorcakovaite

Hey! Welcome to my lifestyle blog. I write about healthy vegan lifestyle, inspiration, happiness, food and traveling. I'm dedicated and passionate about living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life - and I document my way in finding how to be the happiest and healthiest I can be.

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