Tips for a Healthy Smile

Teeth may be small, but decay can be a big problem. Up to 92 percent of U.S. adults aged 20-64 have experienced tooth decay, and that’s no laughing matter. Although trusted entities like PBS and Kool Smiles have teamed up on campaigns for dental education, dental care is still lacking. Instead of investing in the latest gadget or concoction, you can help keep your teeth pearly white with these natural solutions.

High-fiber Foods


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Fiber is excellent for more than just your cholesterol and regularity, it can help keep your teeth as clean as a whistle. Matthew Messina of the American Dental Association likens fiber to a car wash for your teeth. The act of brushing scrubs them clean while producing saliva that helps wash away debris.


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Strawberries are like the “scrubbing bubbles” commercial, but on a micro level. Strawberries contain malic acid, which naturally whitens the enamel on your teeth and contains many healthy micronutrients. Health magazine recommends you make your own whitening paste by crushing one part strawberry and one part baking soda. Brush the paste onto your teeth and let it sit for five minutes before carefully rinsing out.


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Water is the ultimate elixir. It keeps our skin young while helping our organs stay healthy. Bonus: water is also excellent for dental health. Much like saliva, water helps to usher out bacteria and sugars. Most water also contains naturally occurring fluoride, and tap water has added fluoride for dental strength.

The author John Hopkins, is a stay-at-home dad and part-time handyman who loves the outdoors. He writes about his experiences in building, environmentalism, health, and parenting.

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