A smile that can make people stare is often hard to accomplish. They would take a second look instead because of the bad state of your teeth: yellow and stained. But, there are remedies available to bring back that smile. Here are some foods you need to munch, from now on.
Lemon juice from fresh lemons are rich in Vitamin c, which can have a bleaching effect on your teeth. To effectively remove stains, combine baking soda with lemon to make a paste and brush on the teeth as you would while tooth brushing. Let it stay for a few minutes more and then rinse. This combination should only be done sparingly as baking soda is too abrasive and lemon can be too acidic. Long-term use may have damaging results over time.
Strawberries have Vitamin C and an enzyme known as malic, which effectively whitens teeth. The fruit also has astringent properties that naturally cleanses, while removing surface stains and plaque. Mash a few strawberries and rub them on your teeth. It is recommended that you do this twice or thrice a week for maximum results. But, if you don’t like the whole process of mashing them all up, you can simply pop them in your mouth.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, specifically the decosahexaenoic acid that promotes healthy teeth and gums. It keeps periodontal diseases at bay. Salmon is also abundant in phosphorus, which is an essential mineral for stronger bones and teeth. Salmon may just be the reason you won’t be needing braces in the future.
Apples are one of the crunchiest fruits out there and they are a popular whitening fruit because of its gentle abrasiveness. This abrasiveness effectively scrubs off surface stains to give you a whiter smile. Another way to have apple is through the use of apple cider vinegar. Mix it with baking soda to form a paste and brush it on the teeth. This procedure also removes surface stains effectively.
An orange is a citrus fruit that is naturally rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin is well known to boost the immune system, which prevents the development of certain diseases as well as dental problems by reducing inflammation. It also strengthens connective tissue and blood vessels in the mouth.
You can get your daily dose of flouride from the water you consume daily. Flouride helps keep the teeth strong and healthy too. Water is also effective in rinsing away bacteria and surface stains on the teeth. The more water you take, the cleaner your mouth feels.
Cheese are foods high in phosphorus, calcium and protein. These elements act as a buffer system for the acids in your mouth. They prevent teeth erosion as a result. They also have casein and whey that prevents demineralization in the mouth.
Milk is rich in calcium, which is enough reason why you should drink it every day. Calcium is good for the bones and teeth, making it stronger and healthier. Milk is also low in acid content, so it helps neutralize the acids in your mouth that usually damages the tooth enamel and causes cavities in the process.
Pineapple are not only delicious, it also contains an enzyme called bromelain, which is an effective stain remover. It is also good in breaking up plaque that threatens to ruin your teeth and gums.
These foods are not very hard to find, they may even be present right now in your very own kitchen. So, don’t hesitate to try them out. After all, these are all natural, right from the hands of nature itself, to give you back your winning smile.
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Author Bio: Joel Cordle is a person who loves reading and writing different blogs on health and beauty. He writes on fitness tips, skincare, teeth whitening, braces etc. He is a good advisor and he keeps suggesting people about how one can stay healthy. He likes to use natural things instead of artificial ones.