Foods that naturally whiten your teeth
From whitening strips to dentist visits, there are a number of options available to help you achieve bright pearly whites. Unfortunately, not every treatment works for everyone but there are some gentle ways to achieve white teeth without causing sensitivity that some whitening products can. Go organic and scroll below for a list of foods that can help shield your teeth from tooth decay and combat stubborn plaque, making your teeth stronger, healthier and whiter. By no means do we mean to go overboard with your orange intake as oranges contain acid that can break down enamel. Instead, a healthy helping every once in a while, is good for making your pearly whites brilliant! Also, instead of throwing the peel from the orange away, don’t as it contains Vitamin C which can help naturally whiten your teeth. Simply wash the peel, then rub the white side across the surface of your teeth, to help whiten them and minimise plaque and tartar build up. Raw broccoli acts as a natural tooth brush that can help clean your teeth as you eat. It naturally gives your teeth a gentle scrub getting rid of potential stains and plaque, plus, it’s high levels of iron can help to ward of harmful bacteria and acid erosion. Like broccoli, raw crunchy carrots are the way to go, with regards to naturally whitening your teeth. It’s abrasive surface helps to gently brush away stains for a deep clean. Cheese is full of calcium, which we all know is good for our teeth. Apart from strengthening teeth and gums, the lactic acids in cheese helps to protect the teeth against future tooth decay. And as cheese is virtually colourless it won’t stain your teeth. So, cheese is good for us (noted!). Strawberries are full of malic acid which acts as a teeth whitener. However, as strawberries are full of sugars, it’s important to brush your teeth afterwards. As they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, well the same can be said with dentists’. Apples are great for strengthening your gums. They have a high water concentration which along with that and their crunchiness, encourages increased saliva production which neutralises bacteria that cause plaque and bad breath. As previously mentioned, citrus fruits contain acid. However, in small doses lime can make your teeth look whiter. Simply cut a wedge of lime and bite down on it, so that you can see the skin of the fruit between your parted lips. You will notice almost instantly that your teeth look whiter. And again, don’t overdo it as the acid in limes can breakdown your enamel.