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Eating for A Whiter Smile

Teeth whitening

Want a brighter smile? You probably know to stay away from red wine, coffee and other stain causing foods. However, did you know that you can add certain foods to your plate for a whiter smile? While diligent brushing and flossing is your best line of defense against tooth discoloration, there are some food choices that actually promote a healthier and more vibrant smile.

  • Strawberries: This fruit may be a strong red in color, but it also packs some powerful whitening benefits for your teeth. Strawberries offer a natural astringent that removes tooth stains. They also contain vitamin C, which clears away plaque build-up and leaves your teeth sparkling.
  • Pineapple: Do you notice that sandpaper feeling that you get on your tongue after eating pineapple? This is from a natural enzyme called bromelain, which can actually break down stains on your teeth. Pineapple offers a non-abrasive scrubbing to your pearly whites without damaging your tooth enamel. Because pineapple is among the more acidic fruits, however, it is important to keep moderation in mind. Too much acid on your teeth can do more harm than good.
  • Cheese: Say “cheese”! This dairy product has received recent attention due to its proven ability to benefit your smile. Cheese, especially cheddar, increases saliva production. Salvia is known for neutralizing acids in your mouth and washing away food debris. A balanced pH level and clean teeth are a welcome advantage that cheese offers to your smile.
  • Broccoli: Here’s another reason why your mom told you to eat your broccoli. A study published in the European Journal of Dentistry found that the iron present in broccoli forms an acid-resistant coating on the surface of your teeth. Since acidic foods wear down your tooth enamel and allow a more yellowed dentin layer to show through, this protective vegetable may be worth adding to your diet for a brighter smile. Broccoli also works to polish your teeth if you eat it raw.

These foods are not only good for your teeth, but they certainly boost your body’s health as well. While it is vitally important to seek professional dental care and use toothpaste and other oral health products, it is helpful to know the natural ways you can boost your smile through your diet. Dr. Mitzi Morris is committed to helping patients achieve their most confident smile in every way possible.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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