Our teeth are very important in giving that first impression. We have been told by everyone to avoid red wine and black coffee in our quests for that pearly white teeth.
However, has anyone ever told you what to eat to brighten your teeth. Instead of emptying out your wallet for those teeth whiteners, I am going to tell you what to eat , to get that result.
They may not do great things for your breath, but onions contain antibacterial sulfur compounds that prevent plaque from forming on your teeth. Unfortunately, onions must be consumed raw to reap the anti-plaque benefit, so include them on sandwiches and in salads whenever you can.
They may be bright red, however strawberries are made with malic acid. Malic Acid acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discoloration.
An apple a day keeps the dentist away. Their high water content increases saliva, washing away harmful bacteria that creates plaque and leads to discoloration over time.
Like apples, munching on nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, and sesame seeds stimulates saliva which can help wash away bacteria. To top it off , nuts’ abrasive texture can also work at removing existing surface stains, says cosmetic dentist Joseph Banker, D.M.D.
The acids found in citrus fruits are effective teeth whiteners. Also, their tart taste increases saliva production for a natural rinse and polish. Pineapples specifically contain an enzyme called bromelain that can assist in removing stains.
Foods that are high in fiber and slightly coarse act as a scrubbing agent for teeth. The high iron content in dark greens like broccoli also helps form a thin coat that protects teeth from enamel-eroding acids found in soda and carbonated drinks. And good news for celery lovers: Because it’s so difficult to chew, it increases saliva production and polishes teeth for a natural surface clean.