In our last blog on teeth whitening, we mentioned how teeth can become discolored and stained overtime. While a routine teeth cleaning is wonderful and preventative for oral health, it may not prevent teeth staining. If you’re ready to enter the new year with a beautiful, more pearlescent smile and can’t wait to for your teeth whitening appointment, in the in-between, try eating your way towards whiter teeth!
Foods that naturally whiten teeth
- Cheese – If you’re able to handle this food, it is great for protecting the enamel and preventing stains!
- Pineapple – This tropical fruit contains a compound called bromelain that helps cleanse your pearly whites, and may be as effective as whitening toothpaste!
- Apple – Hard foods like apples are always great because they create a scrubbing action that helps loosen plaque and food debris. In addition, apples contain malic acid that promotes saliva production to help remove stains.
- Broccoli – This cruciferous vegetable works similarly to an apple by scrubbing the surface of the tooth. The high vitamin and mineral content protects teeth from the harmful bacteria that causes acid buildup and promotes stains and cavities.
Eat your way to a healthier, whiter smile before your next teeth whitening appointment!
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