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Foods That Can Help Whiten Your Teeth

Posted on December 20th, 2019 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

While professional teeth whitening services in Chicago at Art of Modern Dentistry are always an option, there are also several natural, edible ways to get a brighter smile. Check out these four different foods that you can add to your diet to do some whitening on your own.

Strawberries:

While the bright red color of a strawberry might throw you off, they are actually a delicious and nutritious natural teeth whitener. Strawberries are jam-packed with an enzyme called malic acid. This enzyme doesn’t break down the stain molecules on your teeth like a professional whitening would, but it does help clean the surface of your teeth to give them a whiter appearance.

Cauliflower:

Foods that take longer to break down and require a lot of chewing, like cauliflower, are great for your teeth. More and more saliva is produced in your mouth the longer you chew, and saliva is a natural cleanser for your teeth.

Apples:

Similar to cauliflower, apples take a long time to break down before you can swallow them. This excess chewing works like a toothbrush and scrubs your teeth clean from food particles. (This shouldn’t replace a real toothbrush, obviously!)

Cheese:

Cheese and other dairy products contain both an enamel-strengthening mineral calcium and lactic acid, both of which to strengthen and whiten your teeth. The next time one of your parents tell you to drink you milk for strong bones and a brighter smile – take them seriously!

Call Art of Modern Dentistry today to learn more about these cleansing foods or to schedule your professional teeth whitening in Chicago!

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