Whitening your teeth can be done in a dentist office or at home. There are ways to whiten your teeth simply with the food that you eat.
1.Baking Soda: Of course baking soda isn’t a food, but it is an ingredient in many recipes. Baking soda is the number one way to whiten your teeth quickly and effectively. Years ago, baking soda was the only means of toothpaste and this was all that was used. People that use baking soda having beautifully white teeth.
2.Strawberries: Eating strawberries is a great way to whiten your smile. Your teeth will appear to be red at first, but the whitening properties found in strawberries will quickly help make your teeth white. After eating strawberries throughout summer, you will notice that your teeth are whiter than they were in winter.
3.Orange Peels: After you peel an orange and eat it and be sure to save the orange peels as these can be used to whiten your teeth. It may be hard to believe that something so delicious is actually good for you, but it is true. Simply rub the orange peel on your teeth for a few minutes until you can no longer tolerate the taste.
4.Celery: Have you ever noticed how stringy celery is? The strings in the celery are actually used to help scrub away any mild staining your teeth may have. Celery is a vegetable that will whiten your teeth and provide your family with a great healthy snack.
5.Foods With High Saliva Flow: Eating foods that produce a lot of saliva in your mouth is extremely helpful. Apples, pears, cucumbers, zucchini and various other fruits and vegetables are very helpful with this. Eating foods with high saliva flow will help reduce any staining you may already have on your teeth. Talk to your dentist to find out what other foods are high in saliva flow.
While you are eating to whiten your teeth, it is important to avoid eating certain foods that will make your teeth yellow. Soda, tea, grape juice and coffee are four drinks that will darken your teeth and will reverse any whitening that you may have done. Blueberries and other dark foods will have the same darkening effect.
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