Friday, July 27, 2012

July is National Blueberry Month

The blueberry is one of those super fruits that packs so many health benefits in one tiny berry. Blueberries are teeming with vitamins and minerals that maintain your immune system, repair damaged tissues, and help with digestion.  Here are just a few reasons to eat blueberries.

Blueberries have an impressive amount of vitamin C in them (and we all know how important vitamin C is, right?) Vitamin C is a big player in keeping your immune system functioning at optimal levels. The high level of anti-oxidants provides skin rejuvenation, protection against age-related memory loss, and cancer protection.

So what could possibly be a downfall from eating blueberries? THEY STAIN YOUR TEETH! The high pigmentation of blueberries as well as the acidity they have both contribute to wearing away tooth enamel and staining teeth. Brushing right after eating blueberries seems like the right thing to do but it can actually damage your teeth more. The acid from blueberries weakens tooth enamel so when you brush it’s so abrasive that you’re just brushing away your enamel forever!

The Remedy: Don’t stop eating blueberries (their nutritional benefits are too important!)
Instead, rinse your mouth out with water after eating blueberries to neutralize the acid. If you want your teeth whiter, whiten your teeth! Our office offers two types of whitening products:

  • Opalescence TrĂ©s White Supreme, prefilled and disposable whitening trays.
  • Opalescence PF Take-Home System, a customized bleaching tray which provides a snug fit on your teeth.

$2500 off any bleaching product!
EXP: 12/31/2012

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