Special diet for your smile:
Stick to “smile-friendly” vegetables, such as beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes and green beans. Limit dishes prepared with potatoes, squash, and corn, which are known to be acidifying, and can contribute to increased bacteria in the mouth.
Got a sweet-tooth? Reach for fresh fruit, such as apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, peaches, strawberries, even dark chocolate, which are all alkalinizing. Avoid canned or glazed fruits, which can be acidifying and also high in sugar, this can lead to plaque build-up.
Eat almonds, flaxseed and pumpkin seeds, which are all healthy, alkalinizing nuts that taste great and are good for you. Limit your intake of cashews, peanuts, pecans and walnuts, as these nuts can be challenging for your teeth since they have high acid levels.
Enjoy fresh and unsweetened fruit juices, regular and herbal teas, vegetable juices, and of course, plenty of water. Limit your alcohol intake and try mixing it with a healthy juice when you do indulge. Whenever possible avoid soda, which is one of the biggest offenders for tooth decay and weight gain.
Try the Dr. Jonathan B. Levine and Associates "Special Diet for Your Smile"!
Have only alkalinizing foods for 3 days, take a multivitamin, cut down on animal-protein intake, do not eat red meat, substitute sugar with stevia (the only alkalinizing sweetener) and as always practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Include 40 minutes of exercise each day, do a good deed for someone unsuspecting and then report back to me. I am sure you will feel better, have more energy and smile more often!