“Here’s a key for your pearly whites, the five foods that brighten your smile”
Okay, so we aren’t poets. But it did bring a smile on your face, right?!
All our life, we are warned not to drink red wine, eat dark berries or savor the creamy morning cup of Joe because they can destroy the whiteness of our teeth. When you were young, brushing your teeth was a daily struggle because you simply didn’t want to. The up and down and, left and right morning ritual of getting ready for school or the day, really took a lot out of you!
Today, when we are feeling lazy, we reach straight for the mouthwash bottle. A little swish here, a little swish there, and then spit it out. You are probably wondering, “Am I to avoid all my favorite foods because they will destroy my teeth?”
No. Here’s an interesting fact for you:
Did you know, there are different types of foods that whiten teeth? In fact, they keep your teeth’s shine intact with the help of certain acids and ingredients. Let’s have a look at the top five foods that naturally whiten teeth:
It’s the red color, right? Well, don’t be fooled! It’s the malic acid, the chief component in strawberries, working as an astringent and remove tooth discoloration. This definitely means you can whip up a batch of muffins with a strawberry cream center or add them in salads. Here’s a mouth watering thought will have you running to the kitchen: create a chocolate dip, dunk those juicy strawberries in it and enjoy.
2. Nuts and Seeds
We advise you to keep a handful of nuts or seeds in your pocket at all times because they are quite good for your teeth. You see… nuts and seeds have this abrasive texture acting as an exfoliator. They remove surface stains and on the plus side, they keep you satiated. Here are a few choices for you: walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews.
Yes, bad breath is a concern, but think of the other benefits! Onions contain sulfur compounds preventing plaque from destroying your teeth. Moreover, you are definitely going to wash your teeth after eating them, so there’s the bonus. However, there’s a catch… you have to eat them raw.
4. Baking Soda
This is one of those DIY remedies and definitely comes under foods good for teeth whitening. You will have to change your morning routine a bit. Once a week, sprinkle some baking soda on your tooth brush and brush away. Baking soda is a natural bleaching agent and the salt in it removes surface stains and scrubs off plaque.
5. Carrots and Celery
Every notice how shiny Bug Bunny’s teeth are? Sure it is a cartoon but doesn’t it make you wonder. Well, the high water content in carrots is great for your teeth. Not only does this veggie strengthens your teeth but also washes away food residue from your mouth.
These are just some of the foods that whiten teeth naturally. Others include apples, broccoli, cheese, oranges, pears, milk and yoghurt. So, go ahead and stock your pantry with these foods to keep your bright smile in place.