3 Garden Favorites to Whiten Teeth

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Everyone wants stronger, whiter, healthier teeth. But most of us don?t want to pay an arm and a leg to get that dazzling white smile. Conventional toothpaste might claim to make your teeth whiter on the outside and stronger on the inside, when really it?s just abrading your teeth?s protective enamel and compromising the health of your pearly whites.

Meanwhile, popular whitening treatments like hydrogen peroxide or laser whitening either?damage the teeth, or damage the teeth?and?damage the wallet. It?s fair to say that lofty goals to?whiten your teeth?should never compromise their strength and vitality, so there?s got to be another option.

And it just so happens that a healthier, happier alternative has been sitting right under your nose this whole time! Many of the foods hiding out in your pantry, chilling in your fridge or perhaps lounging in your freezer are so loaded with mouth-healthy nutrients that they can actually make your teeth not only stronger, but visibly whiter as well. Read on to find out which foods make for stronger, whiter teeth.

Strawberries

Now we?re getting into tastier territory! Outside of your mouth, strawberries are very prone to staining and a nightmare to clean up, but inside your mouth they have exactly the opposite effect. Strawberries contain malic acid, an enzyme that can help to speed the removal of stains from the surface of your not-so-pearly whites and get them?looking whiter, sooner.

Carrots

While carrots contain plenty of mouth-healthy antioxidants and therapeutic compounds, it?s the mechanical effect of carrots that really earns them a place on this list. Because of their crunchy, fibrous texture, munching on a carrot is a great way to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth and to dislodge anything undesirable from between the teeth as well. Other so-called ?toothbrush?foods? include broccoli and cauliflower.

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Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a great way to take a dietary vacation from the overdone potato, and it just so happens that they?re great for your teeth too! Eating?sweet potatoes?produces an alkalizing effect in the oral cavity, helping to promote healthy bacteria that protect your teeth and prevent corrosion.

 

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