Posts for tag: Whiter

By River Forest Dental Studio
August 05, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Whiter  

What you eat can dictate your smile’s appearance, so learn about what smile-friendly foods to incorporate into your daily meals.

Whether you’ve just gotten teeth whitening or you are just proud of those natural pearly whites, here are some special diet-related tips from our River Forest cosmetic dentists Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartman on how to keep your smile looking radiant through what Foodyou eat.


Some articles that you read may curse berries as being nasty little stain causers, but strawberries are a different story. Sure, they may look vibrant and ready to cause some pretty mean stains, but according to the president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, strawberries act similarly to an astringent to remove surface stains and actually brighten smiles.


Apples are a wonder food for your smile. Every time you bite into an apple, it increases salivary flow, which helps to wash away plaque, bacteria, and food from your teeth and gum line to prevent stains from forming. Just like nuts, you can also add an apple into your daytime snack routine to promote a more vibrant smile. While an apple a day might not keep you from needing to visit our River Forest dentists every six months, they can still certainly improve your oral health.

Fibrous Veggies

Do you love broccoli? Then you’re in luck because coarse vegetables like broccoli are a great way to scrub away surface stains from your teeth. If you really want to give your teeth a nice little pick-me-up toss some raw broccoli florets into your salad for lunch.


Now you finally have a reason for why you have so many cheeses in your fridge (as if you needed one!). Hard cheese is chock full of calcium and phosphate, which are vital nutrients that help to remineralize teeth, strengthen tooth enamel and even get teeth just a little bit whiter.

Of course, it’s also important to visit our River Forest dental office every six months for routine cleanings to make sure your smile stays healthy. If it’s time for your next cleaning, call River Forest Dental Studio today to get on the books!

Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio