Foods that Whiten Teeths Naturally

Posted on : 21-02-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Healthy Food, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry, Tooth Whitening

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White teeth are important especially in the face to face conversation. People will compliment you on your smile. Ugly yellow teeth will give bad impression from your audience.There are certain foods that whiten teeth. The process is gradual and subtle, but if you consistently use them on your teeth you will notice a difference over the course of several months. While you do this, it is important to avoid things that stain your teeth.

Foods that Whiten Teeths Naturally

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is well known for its hair lightening properties. It can also be used to whiten teeth. Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with a pinch of salt or a little baking soda. Rub this mixture on your teeth

 2. Orange Peel

Orange peel is a natural tooth whitener. Use the inside of the orange peel with the white stringy stuff still attached. Rub it directly on your teeth to whiten them

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is very effective for getting rid of stains on teeth. You can swish it around your teeth at full strength if you can tolerate it. Using too much too often will cause tooth sensitivity. You can also mix apple cider vinegar with baking soda. This mixture can be rubbed on the teeth like a polish.

4. Strawberries

Strawberries are also useful for polishing teeth. They may make the teeth red to begin with but when you wash the color away, the teeth are whiter. You can also smash up strawberries and add some baking soda. Rub this mixture on your teeth and leave it there for five minutes before brushing your teeth.

5. Raw Vegetables

Eating raw vegetables also whitens teeth. It has to do with the crunchy nature of these foods. When you bite into raw vegetables, they are abrasively scrubbing your teeth.

6. Apples and Celery

Crunchy fruits and veggies are great for clearing away plaque and polishing the teeth and gums.

7. Yogurt, Milk and Cheese

Dairy products contain lactic acid which help protect teeth against decay. A study in the journal Dentistry found kids who ate yogurt four times per week had less tooth decay than kids who didn’t eat yogurt. Researchers think proteins in yogurt may bind to teeth and prevent them from attack by harmful acids that cause cavities. Hard cheeses are best for whitening, since they help remove food particles as well.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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