What is the number one most requested cosmetic dentistry service in the United States?
According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD® national survey, it’s teeth whitening.
Here’s a few more dazzling dental-centric statistics to show off next time you’re engaged in an intense game of Dental Trivial Pursuit:
– Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset.
– 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex.
– Three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.
And when respondents were asked, “What would you most like to improve about your smile?”
The most common response was: “Whiter & Brighter Teeth.”
Are we just pursuing trivial dental info?
We all see the value of teeth whitening, and we all know a brighter whiter smile communicates optimal oral health, but did you know there are certain foods out there that can help us attain that shiny new anchorperson smile?
We didn’t either, until seeing this USA Today article entitled; “Naturally whiten your teeth with the right diet.”
The USA Today article referred to dental-friendly grub as, ‘Toothbrush Foods.’
Livestrong.com also lists some smile-friendly foodstuffs…and with the interest of saving a click or two, we’ve decided to help broadcast this tooth whitening, smile enhancing and social dental-centric health related info.
Here is a list of the top 5 foods said to naturally whiten our teeth – according to the USA Today & Livestrong.com.
– Apples or apple cider vinegar
– Raw Vegetables
– Lemon Juice
OK, that’s a top 6 list we’ve previously mentioned nobody reading…but maybe some of us say no to dairy, for whatever reason.
Got a question about proper nutrition or teeth whitening, or what foods will stain your teeth or promote tooth decay?
Find out for yourself by asking your dentist or hygienist next time you’re contemplating teeth whitening or any other cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Our smiles require a tune-up from time to time, even if it is only for vanity’s sake.
If we can help boost the bling of our smiles naturally, we’re pretty sure 5 out of 5 dentists would agree; a healthier diet will result in healthier teeth and gums.