We are committed to continuously improving access to our goods and services by individuals with disabilities. This website is currently being updated to enhance the usability and experience for persons with disabilities. If you are unable to use any aspect of this website because of a disability, please call 9784704555 and we will provide you with prompt personalized assistance.

Blog

5 Surprising Foods for a Brighter Smile

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Dentistry, Oral Health

The key to a brighter smile might be easier than you think. All it takes is a trip to your local grocery store. By adding these items to your grocery list, and regularly keeping up with your brushing and flossing routine, you’re smile will be whiter in no time.

1. Basil: Basil helps to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth. What’s great about basil is that it can be easily paired with many dishes, enhancing and adding a different dimension to the flavor. You can add it to a salad, a sandwich, or even a soup, making it easy to score the benefits from this natural antibiotic.

2. Salmon: Salmon is a great go-to because it is rich in calcium and vitamin D, which helps keep teeth strong. Grill it, bake it, or even eat it raw, the natural goodness from this fish will have your teeth thanking you later.

3. Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds work for your teeth in a combination of ways. Not only do they work to help clean your teeth by scrubbing away plaque, they are also rich in calcium so they keep teeth strong. Add them to your diet for their dual cleaning effort. However, sesame seeds have a bad habit of sticking around in your teeth, so make sure you have a toothpick or floss handy afterwards.

4. Shiitake Mushrooms: The active compound found in shiitake mushrooms, lentinan, stops bacteria from growing in the mouth. This compound helps reduce decay and plaque buildup. Shiitake mushrooms, known for their meaty consistency, are also a better alternative to unhealthier meat options.

5. Quinoa: Quinoa is a super food for a reason! Not only is this grain packed with protein, it also contains calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphate which are known to strengthen teeth. So join the Quinoa bandwagon, the vitamins and nutrients will have your teeth looking pearly white.

Keep your teeth in mind while making meals! Use this list as an excuse to try a new recipe or try a new restaurant, on your way to a brighter smile you might find your new favorite dish.

Oct
23

What Your Bone Type Could Mean For Dental Implant Treatment

“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]

Oct
15

The Battleground At the Root of An Infected Tooth

When a tooth is so badly infected that the bacteria make their way through the entire tooth and reach the gums beneath, the result is a painful infection at the base of the tooth (known as a periapical lesion). In addition to the general inflammatory pain at the site of infection, any pressure applied on […]

Oct
8

Please, Please, Please Don’t File Down Your Teeth

We’ve seen a disturbing trend on TikTok where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details of […]

Oct
1

The Time Right After Your Tooth-Whitening Treatment is Critical

Teeth bleaching has been shown to be an effective and lasting treatment for stained teeth time and again. With the right treatment protocols, some patients even report white teeth lasting for a year or more. But regardless of which tooth bleaching treatment you get, here are some things to know if you want to maximize […]

Sep
24

What Are Periodontal Pockets and Can You Keep Your Phone In One?

We’ll start off by making it clear that, no, you can’t keep anything in your periodontal pockets. In fact, the smaller they are the better. You may not notice it, but your gums are not completely attached to your teeth at the gum line. At first there’s actually a small gap between the tooth and […]

69 Park Street, Andover, MA 01810
| |
Fax: 978.470.8844
|
X
  • Call 978.470.4555 or fill out the form below.

X
[contact-form-7 id="244" title="Request Appointment"]
X

The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.

[contact-form-7 id="1341" title="A04 Appointment"]
Book an Appointment
To book an appointment please feel free to call us at 978.737.7060 or complete the form below.

Step 1 of 2

-

Terms and Conditions

Here at Sirakian Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Sirakian Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.