Let your food clean your teeth as you eat

Like most things in life, there are foods that are good for teeth and those that are bad, but did you know that there are foods that clean your teeth as you eat them?

Here are the Top 4 foods:


Carrots are full of fiber and clean teeth by scrubbing plaque as you eat it also contains multiple B vitamins, which fight gingivitis. These crunchy orange natural wonders also stimulate saliva production, which naturally cleans teeth.


Eating apples can help cleanse and clean teeth, and fight bad breath. The fibrous content of apples cleans teeth by acting as a toothbrush and scrubbing away plaque from teeth, and removing other food particles. The acidity in an apple helps kill off bad bacteria that causes bad breath. Be sure to leave the skin on the apple, since it is full of the mouth-healthy fiber that helps keep teeth and gums clean.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in fiber (like carrots and apples) and low in calories, which makes them awesome vegetables for teeth. The fiber content in leafy greens helps by scrubbing away food particles and plaque while you eat them. But, did you know that kale also contains calcium and B vitamins? Calcium strengthens teeth, and B vitamins help treat and prevent gingivitis.


Cheese doesn’t clean as you eat, but it prevents other foods from damaging your teeth as you eat it. Cheese is high in calcium, which promotes strong teeth but it also contains a protein called casein which strengthens tooth enamel by preventing the acids that destroy it and in turn prevents cavities.

Your teeth are a direct reflection of your whole body wellness. If you have a healthy diet, then your teeth and gums will be healthy as a result.

A healthy diet combined with regular dental check-ups is the best way to ensure continued oral health for yourself and your family. Corne Smith Dentistry in Newlands, Cape Town is the best place to visit for all general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry needs, Dr. Corne Smith and her team is determined to partner with you for your best dental care.