According to our Langley dentists, there are a number of factors that contribute to teeth discolouration, like ageing, medications, tooth decay, smoking, diet and thinning of the tooth enamel. Although there are foods that can stain your teeth, there are those that can make them white, including:
By chewing apples, you are scrubbing your teeth. Apples contain malic acid, which is found in some toothpaste. According to a study conducted by the University of Granada in Spain, malic acid increases secretion of saliva, which helps to clean and remove stains in your teeth.
Carrots have an abrasive surface that acts like a toothbrush as you eat them. Rubbing carrots against your teeth can help in polishing them.
Cheese contains lactic acid that helps in protecting teeth from decay. Some cheese, like the Gouda, can help in removing stains on teeth.
Pineapples are the only food that has bromelain, which is a compound that has cleaning and anti-inflammatory properties. According to a study published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, bromelain is good against stain-removing compound and is even in stain-removing toothpaste.
Broccoli is rich in fibre and consuming foods high in fibre aids in reducing mouth inflammation. Consuming crisp broccoli can help in polishing your teeth and a research published in the Journal of Dentistry said that the iron found in broccoli helps by protecting the walls of your teeth from enamel-reducing acids. This aids in preventing cavities and stains.
Leafy vegetables are a good source of fibre. As you chew them, you are scrubbing your teeth, which help in cleaning them.
An old recipe of paste made from baking soda and strawberries has been used for years to help in whitening teeth. Strawberries contain malic acid which is a known Whitener, however, you must brush your teeth after eating the berry since they contain sugars.
Orange peels aren’t acidic as many of us think. The peel is rich in vitamin C, which is a great substitute for teeth whiteners. Clean the peel thoroughly and rub the inner portion all over the surface of the tooth enamel to prevent the buildup of tartar and reduce plaque formation.
Drinking lots of water promote the production of saliva, which helps in cleaning your teeth. Sipping water after meals can help in removing any food particles and loose plaque. Contact Willowbrook Dental Clinic for more information.