How your diet can help you brighten your teeth naturally
Several foods like raw vegetables and fresh fruits contain key ingredients that shield teeth from decay and combat hard-to-remove plaque. If your teeth need a little brightening, try munching on the below foods to help naturally whiten your teeth.
Brighten your teeth naturally with Apples
Our number one food for brightening your teeth naturally is Apples.
Just chewing on apples helps scrub your teeth in much the same way a toothbrush with scrub away plaque and shift any food debris.
Apples also have a high concentration of malic acid, which is used in some toothpastes. Malic acid increases saliva, which cleans your teeth and helps remove stains. This acidity also helps to kill off harmful bacteria that if left, contribute to bad breath.
Pineapple for removing stains on your teeth
Pineapple is the only food that naturally contains bromelain — a compound with anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties. A recent study found that bromelain, like that found in pineapple, is an effective ingredient in a stain-removing toothpaste.
Eating pineapple rather than drinking pineapple juice will get you better stain removing outcomes, especially when you rinse your mouth with water afterwards.
Polish and clean your teeth with Broccoli
Broccoli is high in fibre which can help reduce inflammation in your mouth (along with the rest of your body). Plus, the high levels of iron can coat the enamel to help ward off stains, harmful bacteria, and acid erosion.
Eating crisp raw broccoli can help clean and polish your teeth. Plus broccoli is a good source of phosphorus, vitamin C and calcium, which are great for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
Whiten your teeth naturally with Strawberries
Like apples, strawberries contain malic acid which acts as a whitener from mother nature. Just like with pineapple rinsing with water afterwards, is a must, since the berry also contains sugar causing acids.
Strawberries also have the added benefit of “ellagitannins” (antioxidants that can help reduce stain-attracting bacteria) which reduce inflammation in your mouth.
The vitamin C in strawberries is also known to prevent gum inflammation and periodontal disease.
Cheese to strengthen your teeth naturally
Here’s another reason to smile for the camera and “say cheese.”
Cheese helps keep your teeth strong with minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, and proteins that protect tooth enamel.
The lactic acid in cheese protects against tooth decay. Plus, hard cheeses help clean your teeth by stimulating saliva.
Drink Water for a health smile
It’s free and its calorie free! Even better, tap water in most areas of Australia contains fluoride.
One of the easiest and most beneficial ways to help prevent tooth decay is by drinking Australia’s fluoridated tap water.
Drinking water throughout the day promotes saliva production, which in turn helps keep your pearly whites; well …white.
Sipping water during and after a meal also helps rinse your mouth of any debris and loose plaque.
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