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Foods That Make Your Smile Whiter

It’s another day in paradise for you, it’s that time of day to enjoy some Netflix, but we all know that you can NOT watch Netflix without a very sweet, bad-for-you snack. Well those bad-for-you snacks add up, a few years down the line and you’re facing being toothless for the rest of your life. You might be thinking, “Ugh, if only there were something I could eat that didn’t harm my oral health.” Good thing for you, there’s a bright side to this story.

It isn’t a couple of years from now. It’s the present day and you can both strengthen and whiten your teeth by eating. “What? Whiten and strengthen my teeth by eating?” Yes, I was also shocked when I first came across this news. Thanks to mother nature there are many organic methods to preserve your smile and create a natural whiteness without the harmful products in over the top products.

Now you may have guessed it, but the foods that make your teeth whiter and strengthen them are fruits and vegetables. Eating these foods fresh and raw that are listed contain key ingredients that protect your teeth from decay and also fight off plaque. Keep in mind that eating these foods daily fight off the chances of getting diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

Oranges

Number one on this list is oranges. The peel of the oranges are not acidic compared to the citrus part of the fruit. The skin of the orange contains Vitamin C which can be a substitute for teeth whiteners. To use the peel to its fullest extent first, wash off the peel, then use the inner part of the peel to rub against the enamel. Doing so will minimize tartar buildup and fight off plaque.

Strawberries

For many years the combination of baking soda and the paste from strawberries have been known to be a natural teeth whitener. The malic acid in the berries act as a whitener from mother nature. In addition to this, malic acid also acts as a component to improve exercise endurance, promote energy production, and fight muscle fatigue. It is good to note that after you finish eating these berries, you  wash your mouth since they contain sugar.

Broccoli

There are many benefits you get from eating broccoli ranging from aiding in the development of collagen to helping cuts heal. Now these little trees can do much more as you chomp away at them. Broccoli can be used as a natural toothbrush that clean your teeth as you eat them. Furthermore, broccoli also has high levels of iron which protect the enamel from acid erosion, bacteria, and stains.

Carrots

Once you’re done eating the broccoli. It’s time for the final touch. Try rubbing your teeth with these orange friends to have a nice polished look to them. In addition, carrots also help with improving your vision and promote weight loss.

Cheese

Wondering how to fight off future tooth decay? Cheese is the answer. The lactic acids in cheese help fight this dilemma. Cheese can also put an end to stains that were build up by food particles.

Seeds and Nuts

Love exfoliating your face? Well you’ll love this. Eating seeds and nuts act as an exfoliating method to remove stains from the surface of your teeth by their abrasive texture.

Onion

This one will be a tough one. We recommend doing this when you’re alone so you won’t speak to anyone. On the other hand, eating a raw onion helps fight off plaque build up.

Apples

Crunch. That’s usually what it sounds like whenever you bite into one of these high water density fruits. The high water density induces saliva production which in turn means the extra spit gets rid of the extra bacteria that can lead to teeth discoloration. Moreover, eating apples also strengthens your gums.

These are only some of the foods that can help whiten your teeth and strengthen them. Now you can sit down and binge watch your favorite show while having a snack that is both nutritious and healthy for your oral health.

The Importance of the Enamel

Has your doctor ever spoken to you in confusing medical jargon? Wouldn’t you like to have some sort of dictionary to help translate what they were saying? For most of us, hearing strange terminology from our doctor is enough to scare us away or immediately send our brain to a simpler place. It turns out that some of the terminology used in the medical field, and any field for that matter, can be simplified into layman’s terms.

 

Ever so often we hear our dentist informing us about the importance of keeping our enamel healthy and protected. But as fast as the words were spoken, we often dismiss this information in the same speed because we are scared to ask what the enamel is, or we just figure it can be protected by just flossing and brushing regularly. Which it can, but only to a certain extent. To fully know the do’s and don’ts of dealing with the enamel, we must first define what the enamel is.

 

The enamel is both the hardest and most mineralized part of your body. It covers the outer layer of each tooth which makes it the most visible. Although the color of the enamel can range from a greyish-white to a light yellow, this semi-translucent layering only plays a small role in the color of your teeth.

 

The enamel plays a vital role in protecting your teeth from decay. In addition to this, the enamel protects the inner layers of your teeth from effects of acid and plaque. However, it is important to note that the enamel cannot be regenerated.  So once the enamel is gone, it’s gone for good. This is why it is important to take precautions when eating or drinking acidic or sugary foods. If you are to consume these types of foods or beverages, the best practice is to brush thoroughly afterwards.

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