Teeth whitener: Cauliflower
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Coarse vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli have whitening benefits when you eat them raw. They’re difficult to chew, so as you grind them up, the veggies strip superficial stains from the surface of your teeth. And the longer you chew, the more saliva the mouth produces, which helps to break down stains. Check out the things your dentist wants you to know.
Teeth whitener: Strawberries
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Strawberries contain malic acids, which help to convert carbohydrates into energy for muscles. Maintaining the right about of malic acids is essential for strong dental health, as the acids can dissolve superficial stains on the surface of teeth. According to William Graves, DMD, of Amarillo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Amarillo, Texas, there are many ways to take advantage of strawberries’ whitening effects, including smashing them up and mixing them with baking soda to form a whitening paste to brush on your teeth. “I would recommend using a fluoride-based mouth rinse immediately following to help remove any residual malic acid and strengthen your teeth,” Dr. Graves says. If you don’t like strawberries, you can also find malic acid in apples, nectarines, cherries, bananas, peaches, and lychee. Or you can try these other DIY tooth brighteners.
Teeth whitener: Cheese and yogurt
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Incorporate more dairy products into your daily diet for a whiter smile. Similar to broccoli, dairy products like cheese and yogurt cause your mouth to produce excess saliva, which helps to break down stains on enamel. However, unlike broccoli, cheese has an additional whitening effect as it contains lactic acid, which is similar to malic acid, as it helps to dissolve superficial stains on the surface of your teeth. These smart oral hygiene habits will help keep your teeth whiter.