11 foods that will whiten your teeth
With the popularity of home whitening products, it’s clear many of us want our pearly whites to stay white. But our daily cup(s) of joe, wine, and myriad other foods and habits are getting in the way. However, there are a few things from nature that naturally help protect our teeth from decay and discoloration.
Eating crunchy fruits and vegetables acts like a toothbrush, gently scrubbing away surface stains and removing excess food and bacteria from your mouth. It increase saliva, which is the body’s best defense against bacteria and plaque buildup. Apples also contain malic acid, which is a common chemical used in teeth whitening products. Fruits and veggies with vitamin C also helps kill odor-causing bacteria and strengthens gums. Try veggies like cauliflower, carrots, and celery.
Diary products are rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, and lactic acid, all of which help fight bacteria in your mouth and make enamel stronger. Casein, a type of protein found in dairy, especially cheese, works with calcium and phosphorus to help repair enamel. Protein binds to the teeth and prevent acids from causing damage. Hard cheeses in particular are good for whitening. They increase saliva, helping remove bacteria and food particles. READ MORE…