These foods can be used to whiten the teeth naturally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The flesh of both of these fruits helps to balance the pH of the mouth, preventing tooth decay.