Last updated on March 12th, 2023 at 12:34 am
If you aren’t quite ready to commit to teeth whitening products, try going a more natural route.
While there are certain foods and drinks that can stain our teeth (hello, red wine!), there are also certain foods that can naturally whiten teeth. By incorporating these foods into your diet you can keep your teeth stain-free and your smile bright.
Below is a list of five foods that contain natural properties that can help whiten teeth, scrub plaque, and fight off bacteria.
Chewing an apple can help scrub away plaque and produce saliva — two things that can naturally whiten your teeth. They also contain malic acid, a property found in whitening toothpaste.
Strawberries are great for people who suffer from yellow-stained teeth. They contain high amounts of vitamin C which can strengthen your gums and protect against gingivitis.
Cheese is jam-packed with several minerals and nutrients — such as calcium, phosphate, casein, and whey — that can rebuild enamel and keep teeth strong.
This crunchy vegetable has the ability to act as a natural toothbrush. Similar to apples, chewing on a carrot can scrub away plaque. They also contain nutrients that can keep gums healthy and form strong enamel.
Kiwis are full of fiber, calcium, and vitamin C — three nutrients that can strengthen enamel, prevent cavities, and keep gums clean.
By incorporating the above foods into your diet, you have the ability to naturally scrub away plaque and fight stains.
If you’re looking for more ways to modify your diet to include these foods, download Auraglow’s printable grocery list below, or check out the infographic for additional foods that can whiten teeth.
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