Did you know that the secret to a healthy smile doesn’t always boil down to brushing and flossing? The foods you eat play a big role in the overall wellness of your teeth and can be one of the most important factors when it comes to a healthy mouth.

Here’s a list of surprising foods that are good for your uniquely beautiful smile:

  1. Salmon – Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for good oral health, as it effectively allows your body to better absorb calcium and put it to good use throughout your body. Salmon is packed full of both Vitamin D and calcium, making it an all-round superfood for helping to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  2. Carrots – No longer just good for your eyes, carrots are one of the best cavity-fighting vegetables out there. Chewing on a carrot is like brushing your teeth, the chewing motion massages your gums, and carrots are high in plaque-attacking keratin as well as Vitamin A, which is critical for strengthening tooth enamel.
  3. Apples – While apples are high in acidity and you would be valid to think they would be bad for your tooth enamel, the natural sugars in apples help neutralize the harmful acids in your mouth. Eating an apple also provides a good workout for your saliva production, and the nutrients help keep your gums healthy.
  4. Cheese – You’re thinking, thank goodness cheese is on the list, right? It’s delicious and good for your teeth. Besides being a great source of calcium, cheese lowers the acid level in your mouth which helps fight plaque.
  5. Strawberries – This food is the ultimate powerhouse when it comes to foods to eat for your dental health. Strawberries are not only good for teeth, as they’re packed with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and malic acid, but they are also a natural teeth whitener.

Next time you’re at the grocery store or placing your next Shipt order, make sure to pick up some of these foods to support the wellness of your smile. Don’t forget the basics, even after munching on these delicious foods, always brush your teeth after eating with a tool like the Sonic Whitening Toothbrush to get rid of any of the remaining food particles, sugars, and acids.