By Jane Nambi
Many people spend a lot of time trying to get their teeth whiten. They brush their teeth several times a day and do almost everything possible to see that when they smile, their teeth do not embarrass them.
However, there are natural ways to help your teeth whiten other than go to the doctor’s to get them scrapped or bleached. These foods contain certain minerals which can help whiten the teeth. Check them out below.
Apples; when eating them, there is a loud crunch which is good for the teeth. Their crispiness strengthens gums, and their high water content increases saliva production, dispersing and neutralizing colonies of bacteria that lead to bad breath and plaque, according to Dr. Irwin Smigel, president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.
Strawberries have malic acid which acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discoloration says Smigel.
Onions have alliums which cause bad breath and after eating them, there is a very high possibility to brush which helps with teeth whitening.
Broccoli has florets which scrub the surface of teeth, giving them a brief and natural midday brush.
Baking soda is a base, like bleach and the “soda”which is actually a form of salt is a mild abrasive that works to scrub off plaque and surface stains.
Seeds and nuts rubs plaque and stains off the surface of teeth according to Dr. Matthew Messina, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association.
Celery and carrots have a high water content which helps them whiten your teeth by stimulating saliva production, which aids in washing away food debris and strengthening gums.
Hard Cheese has calcium which strengthens the teeth.
Water and Oranges need to be taken in moderation although they help in washing away debris.
Pears help neutralize pesky odor-causing and staining bacteria colonies on teeth in addition to increased saliva production which washes away food debris.