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The foods you eat can directly impact the health and appearance of your smile

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? Well this saying is also true for your teeth. What you eat can have a dramatic impact on the appearance and health of your teeth. TFI Dentistry in Labrador and Thornlands is passionate about helping our patient’s achieve beautiful smiles that can last a lifetime. Our experienced team has created a list of a few foods that we think are great for your smile.

Leafy greens

Some leafy greens, such as spinach, are high in phosphorus which can help the tooth’s enamel. This vitamin can strengthen the tooth’s enamel to prevent the development of brittle teeth. So now you have even more of a reason to hit the salad bar.


Would you like to make your teeth whitening results last longer? Try munching on a strawberry. Strawberries can be used as a natural astringent which can ease surface discoloration.  So strawberries really are a delicious snack that can also whiten your teeth.


Some health professionals say that cheese can stimulate the production of saliva. Saliva in the mouth can help protect teeth against the development of decay, which makes this delicious treat potentially beneficial for a number of reasons.


So we can’t guarantee that carrots will help you see in the dark, they can however help to strengthen the jawbone. Crunchy foods can stimulate the jawbone which prevents a loss in jawbone density. Crunchy foods can also help to remove stubborn plaque.

Comprehensive team in Labrador and Thornalnds

Our practices in Thornlands and Labrador TFI Dentistry are committed to providing the full spectrum of family dentistry to our patients of all ages. We practise an individualised approach to dentistry, which means we take the time to get to know each one of our patients.

If you would like to learn more about keeping your smile healthy please contact our friendly dental team at our Thornlands and Gold Coast practices.


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