Our smiles have some enemies lurking. Very often these enemies can be found in our daily habits, in the foods we eat and especially in the beverages that we drink. Coffee, tea, red wine and some soda can all stain your teeth and darken your smile. This means that you have to avoid excessive consumption, but it also means that you should seek out the foods that can help to brighten your smile instead. While they’re not as thoroughly effective as professional teeth whitening products— they are cheap, natural, and great to incorporate into your diet.
So what are these beautiful foods that will help your smile live its best life? Keep reading for some delicious ways to give your smile the spotlight it deserves.
- Juicy Strawberries
The irony of this fruit is that it could stain your outfit, but when it comes to your teeth, eating this bright red berry will help to whiten your teeth. You may still be wondering how that could be true, given their color, but the magic ingredient they contain is an enzyme called malic acid. For an even more efficient treatment, mash the strawberries and rub them onto your teeth before your daily brushing and flossing- it may sound like something out of a scary movie, but after five minutes you’ll notice how beautiful your teeth are becoming.
- Apples, Celery & Carrots – Oh My!
Crunchy fruits and veggies are already fantastic way to clean your teeth between brushing, but these healthy fruits and veggies act like natural stain removers by increasing saliva production – turning your mouth into a self-cleaning machine which will also help to kill bacteria that causes bad breath.
- Tropical Oranges and Pineapples
Did you know that mouth-watering citrus fruits act as a mouth wash? Eating tart fruits such as oranges and pineapples may cause the mouth to produce more saliva, which washes teeth clean naturally. Beware of using lemons directly on teeth, because too much acidity can damage teeth – Ouch!
- Baking Soda
Toothpastes made with baking soda — long considered a tooth-whitening home remedy — do a better job of removing plaque than toothpastes without the ingredient. Try picking a commercial toothpaste that contains baking soda, or you can brush your teeth with baking soda straight from the box every once-in-a-while.
- Yogurt, Milk and Cheese, Please
Have you ever heard of lactic acid? You can find it in dairy products, and it may help protect teeth against decay. Researchers think proteins in yogurt may bind to teeth and prevent them from attack by harmful acids that cause cavities. Hard cheeses are best for whitening, since they help remove food particles as well. If you think this sounds like a delicious way to brighten your smile, you’re right!
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