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Foods That Are Great at Naturally Whitening Your Smile

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Office of Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Foods That Are Great at Naturally Whitening Your SmileFancying more home-made teeth whitening solutions? While our in-office teeth whitening procedures are your best bet for polishing up your smile, we still emphasize the importance of oral and eating habits that promote your teeth's sheen. After a teeth whitening procedure, certain foods can help you enjoy your glistening smile for longer before you're due for another procedure.

A staggering 45 million Americans invest in professional whitening treatments and millions more in over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions. But most people are oblivious to the powerful teeth whitening solution that certain staple foods provide. At best, they might know well enough to watch out for foods and beverages like tea, coffee and red wine that can dull their smiles. But what about foods that rid teeth of stains and food debris?

Foods that Helps Whiten Teeth

Some crunchy fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts help wipe off stains from your teeth when you chew on them. Fruits like apples and strawberries can generate these effects while also supplying a high concentration of malic acid, which is usually used in toothpaste products to promote that “clean feel” in your mouth.

Strawberries also come with the added benefits of ellagitannins, an antioxidant that inhibits stain-attracting bacteria and inflammation in the mouth.

Crunchy greens and veggies like broccoli and cauliflower also wipe the tooth's surface of light stains. But more importantly, they also help stimulate saliva secretion, which also helps cleanse the teeth by breaking down and washing away stains.

Cheese and yogurt are also excellent saliva stimulants and they also contain lactic acid, which helps weaken the bonds of stains on the teeth.

Pineapple is a one-of-a-kind detergent food because it's the only natural food that contains bromelain, an active tooth-whitening and anti-inflammatory ingredient used in many toothpaste products.

However, while all of these teeth whitening solutions may produce certain effects that help brighten your smile, our professional teeth-whitening procedures are still your best bet for securing your pristine smile in the long run. Call us today and let's deliberate on your teeth whitening needs.

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