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Mexican Food Date: Dental Tips For Your Night Out

Priscilla Hansen

Every once in a while you may want a little Mexican food. Wouldn't it be great if you could satisfy your craving and improve your dental health at the same time? The following guide will help you do just that.

Whiten Your Teeth With The Right Mexican Drink

Mexican cuisine includes a popular fruit-based water drink called agua fresca. Agua fresca happens to be quite natural and made with real fruits, water and sugar. You can ask the restaurant to remove the sugar content; besides, fruit is naturally sweet.

The drinks to ask for are strawberry and pineapple agua fresca. Pineapple contains bromelain, which is an enzyme that should help whiten teeth. It degrades deep stains so that their easier to remove later. Strawberries, on the other hand, contain malic acid. Malic acid is a powerful ingredient that helps dissolve the biofilm that bacteria and stains create to stick to your teeth. Your saliva or toothbrush should have no problem washing away your stains with these drinks.

Remember that some stains may be too deep and may need your dentist's trained hand.

Fight Cavities With Mex-Chocolate Delights

Mexican cuisine is filled with chocolate delights that you should take a particular interest in, especially if you are worried about your teeth.

Studies have shown that the cacao bean contains several antioxidants and antibacterial ingredients that can help you have a healthier smile. One ingredient to pay attention to is CBH; it is an active ingredient in chocolate that should help get rid of the bacteria in your mouth. This ingredient is quite toxic to oral pathogens and disrupts their normal reproductive process. But there is a catch, CBH is concentrated in the husk of the cacao bean, meaning that most chocolate products no longer contain CBH.

Thankfully, you can find CBH in raw chocolate and dark chocolate. And that is exactly what the Mexican cuisine can offer, as it traditionally uses dark chocolate for the following delights:

  • Atole is a corn-based drink that contains dark and rich chocolate. The drink is usually served warm and usually has a touch of vanilla.
  • Hot Mexican chocolate is another drink to consider. Mexican hot chocolate has a little chili mixed in with the creamy, dark chocolate.
  • Anything with mole like a Mexican tamale with mole. You want mole because one of the main ingredients in this sauce is dark chocolate.

As you can see, going out to eat Mexican food can also be a tooth-enhancing experience. Just remember to visit your dentist (there are plenty of affordable dental options) because food, alone, won't keep those teeth healthy.


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