What Foods Can Naturally Whiten Teeth?

If your teeth need a little brightening, try building your diet with these six foods our Jefferson Park dentists complied. Not only are they good for you, but they will also help naturally whiten your teeth.

Strawberries

Although they are dark in color, strawberries contain trace amounts of malic acid. Malic acid is a crystalline compound found in some toothpastes that has huge benefits in teeth whitening.

Apples

Chewing apples help scrub your teeth clean and produce more saliva in your mouth. Extra saliva helps clean and wash away food particles that stain your teeth.

Oranges

Oranges help neutralize the acid found in your mouth that attributes to tooth decay. Also, orange peels are high in vitamin c, soluble fiber and other natural bleaching agents. Try rubbing the white part of the peel on your teeth just before brushing.

Carrots & Celery

Raw veggies that take awhile to chew like carrots and celery act as a natural exfoliant to your teeth. Chewing them helps wash away tough stains and plaque. They can also help freshen your breath.

Dairy Products

Dairy products like cheese, yogurt and milk contain enamel-fortifying calcium and lactic acid. These natural compounds protect against tooth decay and strengthen your teeth.

Baking Soda

Baking soda does an excellent job of removing stains and is often found in toothpaste. Make a paste with baking soda and water, and apply it to your teeth with a toothbrush.

Give these natural remedies a try at home or contact Kryzak DDS dentist in Jefferson Park to achieve your desired whitening goals.

 

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