Recipes for a Healthier Smile

Recent studies have shown that what you eat can have both a positive and negative impact on your oral health. Smile secrets can be uncovered in the kitchen with this “Recipes for a Healthier Smile” booklet featuring delicious new recipes produced by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The booklet features breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert recipes using fruits, vegetables, grains, and other ingredients experts have identified as “super-smile” foods. The booklet is perfect for anyone looking for ways to improve their oral health.

“The teeth and gums mirror what’s going on in the rest of your body. Therefore, what you consume influences the health of your smile,” says Dr. Pastorino “That’s why it’s important to think carefully about making the right food choices.”

The recipe book uses several “super smile” foods. A study by the Pediatric Caries Research Foundation found that some mushrooms contain a sugar called Lentinan which prevents mouth bacteria from growing. Raw onions and wasabi, a Japanese version of horseradish, also contain substances which stop bacterial growth. Based on a 2010 lab-based study in The European Journal of Dentistry, the iron in Broccoli may help form an acid-resistant film on teeth. After exposure to an acid-based drink like cola, enamel erodes half as quickly when exposed to broccoli.

“To have a great smile, a diet rich in nutrient-dense foods will be your best ally. This booklet provides a variety of wholesome and tasty recipes with healthful ingredients that will build and strengthen your teeth and gums.” Dr Pastorino

Dr Pastorino is proud to be a member of the AACD.

About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,300 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

“Recipes for a Healthier Smile” booklet