What Foods Help to Achieve a Brighter Smile?
Have you noticed stains on your teeth and want to know your options to achieve a happy and confident smile? Follow these tips from County Dental on foods that can help whiten your teeth.
Five Foods to Help Whiten and Protect your Teeth Today
- Strawberries contain an enzyme malic acid. Mash up strawberries and rub them on your teeth. After five minutes, rinse with water and brush and floss your teeth.
- Apples, celery, and carrots are helpful with saliva production in your mouth. Saliva is a natural teeth cleaner. These fruits and vegetables may also help kill bacteria, a cause of bad breath. Other fruits that help the mouth produce more saliva and clean teeth naturally are oranges and pineapples. Reports recommend not using lemons directly on teeth due to the level of acid that can damage having damaging effects.
- Tubes of toothpaste that contain baking soda are better at removing plaque compared to ones without baking soda.
- We all want to protect against tooth decay. Dairy products such as yogurt, milk, and cheese contain lactic acid, which may help prevent tooth decay. A study in the journal Dentistry found kids who ate yogurt four times per week had less tooth decay compared to those that don’t.
Treat Yourself to a Brighter, Whiter Smile
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