7 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth Naturally
Is it even possible to whiten your teeth the natural way instead of using whitening treatments? Spoiler Alert: YES!
There are plenty of natural remedies that help whiten your teeth but some foods are considered Super Foods that help fight against those pesky teeth stains. The best part, you might have them already in your kitchen.
Let's take a look at these stellar natural stain removers you can eat to brighten your smile.
Malic acid, a chief component of strawberries, acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discoloration, says Dr. Irwin Smigel, president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. Malic acid has other health benefits too such as being a pain reliever and energy booster.
Enjoy them in salads, desserts, cereal — you'll be whitening your smile in the process and get a much needed energy boost during the day.
Hint: You can even mash one up and put it on your toothbrush.
Have your parents ever told you to drink your milk so you'll get big and strong? We hope you listened. Dairy products, like cheese, yogurt, and milk, have lactic acid and enamel-boosting calcium. Both help strengthen your teeth while whitening them because as you chew your sending the signal to your body to produce more saliva, which will help wash away food particles.
Is your mouth sore yet? Apples require a lot of chewing to eat and believe it or not that's a good thing. This delicious fruit provides a workout for your gums that helps strengthen them. This natural scrubbing-chewing action helps wash away particles from teeth and aids to keep them white.
High in fiber adds as a great filler to help maintain a healthy waist line. Naturally filled with plenty of vitamin B for energy and folic acid to help your body produce and maintain new cells. Enjoy them in your dinner for a quick bedtime pre-brush.
Another good-old-favorite but perhaps never gets really old..right? The flesh of this fruit helps neutralize the acid in your mouth that can cause tooth decay and maintain a healthy immune system - A two for one!
Pineapples contain bromelain which is an enzyme used to reduce inflammation. However that's not all it does, this enzyme also works to disrupt the proteins on the surface of enamel, allowing the stains and discoloration to become "brush-able". Once these stains become unstuck thanks to the enzyme, your saliva will wash the stains away - making teeth shinier!
The best for last. We all know onions are terrible for our breath, however, they contain sulfur compounds that prevent plaque from forming. How to eat onions for teeth whitening?... Raw, yes eat it raw. Sautéed or roasted onions won't do the trick. The anti-plaque powers in onions only work when eaten all-natural.
We hope you enjoyed this list of natural stain-fighting foods. Don't forget about getting a dental cleaning every six months to make sure your teeth are at their best and live a long healthy life too!