Yellowed teeth can raise eyebrows: What’s going on with this person’s physical, emotional or financial health? Why have they let themself go?
Consider bright white teeth, which communicate positive health! Believe it or not, there are foods out there that can naturally whiten your smile!
Natural Stain Removers
A stain dissolving compound known as malic acid is a common component in teeth whitening products. Which foods naturally contain this compound? Foods scoring high in malic acid are:
- Green apples
- Prickly pears
- Kiwi fruits
Will simply eating these delectable fruits and berries be enough to substantially whiten your teeth? To really be effective, malic acid needs enough “surface time” time to work. But, how much time?
Popular TV personality Dr. Oz recently provided this home recipe that unleashes the natural stain dissolving power contained within specific fruits. Interested in checking it out? Watch the video!
Thumbs-up support comes from your cosmetic dentist in Chandler, AZ, but with a cautionary note. Malic acid may be “natural” but can still be highly detrimental to tooth enamel whenever overexposure occurs (e.g. more than 5 minutes once a week).
Natural Stain Blockers
There are certain beverage and food culprits known to cause dental discoloration. Short of abstaining (e.g. red wine)—is a natural stain barrier available?
Cheese could work! Or, any protein that builds up calcium in your teeth to make them less porous. In fact, just nibbling cubes of the harder cheeses (Chedder, Gouda, Monteray Jack) while sipping stain-inducing wine can temporarily fill-in the micro pores on your teeth. Imagine it as a wax that allows most stains to slide off your teeth instead of set in.
Patience—Not Your Virtue?
Green apples, lemons, strawberries and cheese should perk up the radar of anyone interested in naturally maintaining their pearly whites. For faster, more dramatic whitening results, though, nothing takes the place of supervised treatments provided by dental healthcare professionals. Avoid regrets; add longevity to your smile!
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