White Smile Diet

White Smile Diet

If you’re looking to enhance your smile, start by taking a look at what you eat and drink. Basically anything that will stain your clothing will stain your teeth.

Follow these tips for a whiter smile

  • Minimise tea, coffee, cola drinks and red wine.
  • If possible, drink through a straw to bypass your teeth.
  • Drink lots of water and vigorously swish a few mouthfuls after eating or drinking.
  • Brush and floss as soon as possible after eating – especially after dark foods like beetroot, blueberries and raspberries.
  • Avoid snacking between meals.
  • Avoid prolonged sipping, unless it’s water.
  • Eat lots of raw veggies like carrots, cucumber and celery. They contain fibre and stimulate saliva, which combine to help keep the teeth clean and reduce staining.
  • Chewing sugarless gum also helps to stimulate saliva and clean the teeth.

Tips for a perfect smile while out and about

  • Oral B Brush Ups are textured teeth wipes. The slim pack fits easily in your handbag or man bag, purse or wallet. Just rip one out, pop it on your finger, and you can give your teeth a quick brush and polish.
  • Follow up with a good rinse with water.
  • Brush Ups are also excellent for giving the lips and wine whiskers a quick buff! Girls, you can then touch up your concealer and lippy as required. Boys, you may like to touch up your lip balm afterwards.
  • You’ll find Brush Ups in your supermarket or pharmacy.
  • Carry a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and compact mirror in case of food debris/staining emergencies.
  • Follow the French and Italian tradition and eat salad AFTER the main meal. It’s a great healthy way to prevent staining. Just watch out for the greens in betweens!
  • Drinking milk before a meal can provide a protective coating for the teeth, preventing acid damage and staining. And a milk moustache is much better than Dali whiskers!