Foods That Are Actually Good For Your Teeth12 Nov, 2015
Foods That Are Actually Good For Your Teeth
Are your teeth looking a bit tired and yellow? Our teeth can become discolored and stained for a whole bunch of reasons, some of which are the natural aging process, our habits or lifestyle (such as smoking, drinking coffee or red wine, eating rich or sweet food) or as a side effect to taking some medications. You are probably aware that lots of foods will stain or discolor the teeth, but did you know there are lots of friendly teeth foods that will actually help whiten your teeth? Just by adding these teeth whitening foods into your diet you can really help fight yellowness, stains and discoloration. Below are listed some of the best teeth foods you should be able to pick up on your next shopping trip.
Strawberries are delicious and healthy, but did you know they also whiten your teeth? Strawberries contain malic acid, which helps break down plaque buildup, and also naturally whitens the teeth. They make a great dessert, so munch a strawberry or three after each meal to get the full effect.
Vegetables such as celery, carrots and cucumbers help clean the teeth with their crunchy texture, and also stimulate additional saliva, the bodies natural defense against tooth decay. Fruits such as apples and pears can also have the same effect.
In addition to the healthy teeth foods above, make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day, which not only dilutes acids that cause teeth stains, but also is good for your health generally. Make sure you keep brushing and flossing (you can ad a pinch of baking soda to your toothpaste to give it a whitening affect) and avoid the nasty teeth staining foods as much as possible, the main offenders being coffee, tea, red wine, and sugary snack foods.