Thursday, October 23, 2014

Foods that Help Whiten Teeth

Many people think that only dental bleach can whiten their teeth. While there is a nugget of truth to this, since there’s nothing more effective than professional whitening by a dentist, what many don’t know is that the food they eat can actually contribute to teeth whitening.
First, for what is perhaps the most obvious—dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese are excellent sources of good old calcium. This means that they don’t just keep your teeth clean and white; they protect and strengthen them, too. The best part, as far as your teeth whitening efforts go, is that the likes of milk and yogurt are mostly white or colorless. This means that they won’t leave dark pigments all over the enamel of your chompers.

Strawberries, as well as other fruits like apples, contain malic acid, which is integral to your body’s ability to convert carbohydrates into energy for muscle function. It also acts as a natural astringent that works on the enamel of your teeth, washing off any pigments that cause discoloration.

Bacteria that come into contact with your teeth due to the things you put in your mouth can wreak havoc on your teeth’s enamel, causing it to wear down and become more prone to staining and discoloration. To prevent this, you will need to take in a lot of fiber, which you can get by including broccoli in your diet. 


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