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6 Natural Foods That Whiten The Teeth

These foods can be used to whiten the teeth naturally.

Onyii Amarachi

Onyii Amarachi

It is no big secret that every synthetic healthcare product has at least one natural alternative, and teeth whiteners also happen to fall under that category.

While the natural alternatives are often not as effective, they are cheaper, easier to acquire, and contain a wider range of benefits than synthetic products which are targeted at solving a specific problem.

This is not to say that natural is always better. But there are simple, delicious natural foods you can include in your diet that will work wonders for your smile.

Without further ado, here are six natural foods that help to whiten the teeth.

1. Strawberries

Strawberries
Strawberries

Juicy, delicious, and full of malic acid - a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discolouration, strawberries make for a near perfect addition to your diet if you want those pearly whites to shimmer. Or better yet, you can just mash it up and use it like toothpaste.

2. Carrots

Carrots
Carrots

Good for the skin as well as the teeth, carrots help to kill the bacteria that cause mouth odour. The hardness of the vegetable also helps to exercise the gums when chewed on.

3. Pineapples

Pineapple 
Pineapple 

Saliva is the mouth’s natural cleansing agent, and fruits like pineapples cause the salivary glands to produce it in excess. It really is that simple.

4. Milk

Milk
Milk

Lactic acid and the enamel-fortifying mineral, calcium, can be found in substantial quantities in milk, making it a great addition that not only whitens the teeth, but also strengthens them.

5 & 6 Oranges and Pears

Oranges
Oranges

The flesh of both of these fruits helps to balance the pH of the mouth, preventing tooth decay.

Pears
Pears