Foods That Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

We love a morning cup of coffee just as much as the next person. But drinks like coffee, tea and soda stain your teeth. The good news is there are some tasty foods that can also help to prevent stains. Read more to find out how you can naturally whiten your teeth with fruits and vegetables.

Strawberries

Strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid. Try mashing some up, leave them on your teeth for five minutes and then brush (you’ll probably want to floss too!).

Strawberries

Pineapple

Pineapples and Oranges

Pineapples and oranges are similar to apples in the sense that they can help your body to produce extra saliva. Combine that with citric acid and you have an all natural bacteria fighting mouthwash! It’s all about moderation though, be careful not too over-do-it on the citrus. Overly acidic fruits like lemons can actually do more damage toyour teeth than good.Oranges

Apples Carrots

Apples, Celery & Carrots

Crunchy foods like apples, celery and carrots work like little scrub brushes on your teeth. Better yet, these fruits help produce extra saliva, our body’s natural cleaning agent.Celery

 

These fruits and veggies work great to help maintain a bright white smile. But for dark stains, you’ll want to seek professional teeth whitening. Dr. Mitchell offers affordable¬†tooth whitening¬†services. Call our office for more details (813) 957-5887 and don’t forget to live life with a smile!