Food Good for Teeth by MyNutriCounter

8 Healthy Foods to Brighten Your Teeth

Food Good for Teeth by MyNutriCounter

 

  1. Strawberries

Malic acid, a chief component of strawberries, acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discoloration. No matter how you eat them, in salads, desserts, cereal, you’ll be whitening your smile in the process. Check out these recipes Strawberry and Pecan Salad and Strawberry, orange & Frappe

  1. Seeds and Nuts

The abrasive texture of sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, and cashews works to remove surface stains — kind of like an exfoliator for your teeth.  This Apple & Walnut Salad and this Banana-Walnut Breakfast Muesli are packed with nuts and seeds.

  1. Onions

Sulfur compounds in onions keep plaque from forming on your teeth (plus, you’re more likely to brush your teeth after eating them). The only catch? The anti-plaque powers only work when you eat onions raw. Check out this onion-rich recipe Steak with Sweet Potato/Parsnip Fries and Onion Relish

  1. Apples

That loud crunch you hear when you bite into an apple is actually helping to strengthen your gums, and the fruit’s high water content increases saliva production. Not the most attractive thing, but that extra spit washes away bacteria that can lead to discoloration. Try this Winter-Spiced Banana and Pecan Stuffed Apples recipe for a tasty treat.

  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda, acts like a bleaching agent on teeth. The “soda” which is actually a form of salt in this pantry staple scrubs off plaque and surface stains.

  1. Celery and Carrots

The same high water content that makes these veggies great for your waistline and your health also whitens your teeth by washing away food debris and strengthening gums. Why not sample these delicious recipes: Raw Carrot Cake and Sunrise Smoothie

  1. Broccoli

High-fiber coarse foods act as scrubbing agents for teeth. Place them on your salad for a quick, natural mid-day brush. Check this recipe out for a scrumptious dinner: Sea Bass with Tenderstem Broccoli

  1. Cheese

Hard cheese is full of calcium, which strengthens teeth and gums. Casein, a milk protein found in cheese, has been shown to reduce the loss of minerals from tooth enamel. Try out this recipe Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup

We hope you include these foods into your diet in order to keep a strong and white set of teeth.

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