Seven Foods That Naturally Whiten Teeth.
(ThyBlackMan.com) These days, when you walk into your local grocery or drug store and take a stroll down the dental care aisle, it seems like half of the products on the shelves are geared toward whitening your teeth, but that can get pricey after a while. Here are seven foods that naturally make those pearly whites even whiter!
Although they’re notorious for giving you bad breath and making you cry, onions can actually make your teeth whiter because get this: You’re more likely to brush your teeth afterward to get rid of that oniony taste in your mouth. Plus, onions are colorless so they won’t stain your teeth and they help reduce bacteria. Who knew onions could be so great for your oral hygiene?
Celery and Carrots
The key is to stick with raw broccoli because the florets – due to their hard surface – act as a toothbrush, scrubbing away food stains and debris.
Much like broccoli, almonds (as well as cashews and walnuts) also help rub off stains and plaque.
Not only are oranges loaded with vitamin C, they’re very acidic so they make your teeth whiter, but in the process they ruin your enamel. So, eat in moderation and be sure to use a toothpaste like ProNamel to protect your teeth.
Hard cheeses, such as cheddar, Colby, Monterrey Jack, Cheshire and Gloucester are high in calcium. As a result, they strengthen your teeth without staining them. So, go ‘head and grab another slice!
Written by Princess Gabbara