Crazy but True: These 5 Foods Will Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

Crazy but True: These 5 Foods Will Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

Is your whitening toothpaste working but not doing the whole job? There’s a natural solution on your plate.

Having teeth that are whiter than newly fallen snow is what everyone’s after. Who wants to see your 5, 7 or 15-year old coffee stained molars? No one. People might think you’re a troll.

But professional whitening done at the dentist doesn’t come free. It isn’t too expensive but it isn’t exactly cheap.

So, what can you do on your own to help tidy house? By eating some of these healthy foods recommended by the professionals at Listerine, you can help to work away at keeping things clean on your own.

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We’re not saying that by consuming these foods you’re going to turn your teeth ghostly white, but it’ll help.

Here are 5 foods that can help to keep your pearly whites, white:

1) Apples

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Foods that have a lot of fiber and crunch can help to clean the plaque off your teeth, giving them that gleam. Dig in-your waistline will thank you as well.

2) Carrots and Celery

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Just like apples, carrots and celery are full of crispiness and low in color, which results in great mouth cleaning.

3) Strawberries

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Eating fresh strawberries might stain your fingers but an enzyme in them will actually clean your teeth. It’s called malic acid, and it’s nature’s toothbrush.

4) Oranges

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According to some, rubbing orange peels on your teeth can minimize tartar and plaque buildup in your mouth.

5) Cheese

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Somewhat surprisingly, cheese is a tooth whitener. In fact, dairy products in general that contain lactic acid can whiten your teeth.

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It’s a win-win situation- great healthy foods that also give you a healthy smile!

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