Did you know that your smile can become dulled just due to age? Despite what Hollywood would like all of us to think, bright, white smiles actually aren’t that common (without some professional help). Tired of wasting money on over-the-counter teeth whitening products that never seem to work? Wondering if there is anything you can use to naturally whiten your teeth? Here are 4 foods that can help brighten your smile each time you eat!
Did you know that dairy products such as milk, yogurts, and even cheese contain not only calcium but also lactic acid? Lactic acid and calcium can help fortify your enamel, protect your teeth from decay and even reduce visible staining due to the build-up of food particles and plaque.
We’re not exactly talking about eating an orange with this one, in fact, we are talking about the power of the orange peel! Rather than throwing away your orange peels you can thoroughly wash them and then use the inner white portion to rub against enamel, which can fight tartar buildup and minimize the plaque on your teeth.
Another DIY teeth whitener of sorts, creating a paste with strawberries and baking soda has been shown to provide a whiter smile. This is due to malic acid found in strawberries, however after your “whitening” treatment, be sure to brush as berries also contain a lot of sugar!
Many people love steamed broccoli, but did you know that fresh these crispy vegetables can actually act as a natural toothbrush? You can literally clean your teeth while you’re chomping! The high levels of iron found in broccoli can also help prevent stains and acid erosion along with reducing bacteria found in the mouth.
Find that even these natural teeth whitening methods aren’t giving you the results you want? Contact Renken Dentistry today to schedule your teeth whitening. We look forward to brightening your smile!