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Foods That Naturally Brighten Teeth

Dr. Ron Sherman
March 12, 2018

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“Do my teeth look ok?” A question on our minds more often than not. In an era of coffee drinkers, and red wine sippers, how to keep our teeth white in between dental visits is a common inquiry. We’ve compiled a list of summer-friendly fruits and vegetables that are packed with naturally ingredients found in some toothpastes for their cleansing and stain-removing properties. Read on to learn more and get ready to show off your pearly whites in no time!

  • Strawberries: What do some varieties of toothpaste and strawberries have in common? Both contain malic acid! This key ingredient can help boost saliva production which can help keep teeth clean and decrease stains.
  • Broccoli: Naturally high in iron, broccoli helps prevent stains and cavities by protecting teeth from enamel-degrading acid produced by bacteria. Broccoli also contains fiber, which can help naturally reduce inflammation in your mouth and gums.
  • Water: Keeping your teeth clean from food and drinks is an important aspect of keeping your teeth white. Sipping water all day increases natural saliva production and rinses your mouth to keep your teeth healthy and happy.
  • Pineapple: Stain-removing toothpastes contain an important ingredient called bromelain, which can also be found in pineapple. In fact, pineapple is the only food that naturally contains bromelain! Be sure to enjoy a healthy dose of pineapple to enjoy the anti-inflammatory and cleansing benefits of bromelain.
  • Apples, celery and carrots : These healthy fruits and veggies act like natural stain removers by increasing saliva production, which serves as the mouth's self-cleaning agent. They also can help to kill bacteria that causes bad breath, chewing on these kinds of foods also can help to scrub our teeth clean.

How will you brighten your smile with these yummy and healthy foods? Consider grabbing a handful of strawberries or simply enjoy a glass of water to drink your way to brighter teeth! 

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