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The best way to get whiter teeth is through good oral hygiene, periodic dental cleanings, and professional teeth whitening. But did you know certain food can also assist in whitening your teeth? 

Here is a list of seven food and drinks that should be part of your diet for a happy and healthy mouth.

1. Strawberries

Strawberries have a high malic acid concentration often found in certain kinds of toothpaste. Malic acid works like a natural astringent and helps remove tooth surface discoloration.

It is important to note that citric acid is also found in strawberries and weakens the enamel. Thus, you should wait at least 30 minutes after consuming strawberries and other acidic food to brush your teeth.

2. Apples, Celery, and Carrots

Crunchy fruit and vegetables, like apples, celery, and carrots, can scrub away plaque and bacteria, stimulate saliva production, and provide good sources of vitamins and minerals that strengthen your teeth.

3. Leafy Greens vegetables

Leafy greens, like spinach, romaine lettuce, and kale contain folic acid (aka B9 vitamin), which is necessary for cell growth and repair and can help reduce inflammation in the gums and make teeth more resilient to plaque and bacteria.

4. Cheese      

When your enamel erodes due to acidic and sugary food, dry mouth, and other factors, the dentin underneath may become exposed, causing your teeth to appear more yellow. Cheese contains calcium, which strengthens tooth enamel and bones. Cheese also contains casein, a type of protein, which plays an important role in repairing tooth enamel. Furthermore, chewing (cheese) increases the production of saliva, which helps displace bacteria in the mouth and keep the mouth clean. Opt for aged, soft-ripened, and blue cheeses and avoid processed cheeses.

5. Sugar-free Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum between meals and snacks stimulates saliva production and helps to neutralize and rinse away acids that form in your mouth when food breaks down. This helps protect your teeth, promote good oral health, and keep your teeth clean.

6. Water

Saliva, which consists of about 99% water, is an integral part of your dental health. Water displaces sugary drinks that damage tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. In addition, water consists of proteins and minerals (e.g. fluoride) that protect tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Swish some water in your mouth after you eat or drink pigment-rich foods or fluids to maintain a brighter, whiter smile. 

7. Baking Soda

If you ever run out of toothpaste, a good alternative is a baking soda. Due to its alkalinity and mild abrasiveness, baking soda helps scrub away the plaque from the tooth’s surface and eliminate tooth discoloration. Mix baking soda and water to create a paste, and apply it to your toothbrush, as you would with toothpaste, and brush for two minutes.

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Dr. Siddharth Jain

He is the Soul of this dentistry practice. A proficient dentist and Implantologist, Dr. Siddharth comes with over 10 years of rich experience and niche skills in his field. His mission is to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients in an environment that is safe, reassuringly pleasant, and comfortable. Dr. Jain’s expertise goes beyond routine cases, into Implantologist, Laser surgeries, etc. He believes in constantly upgrading his skills and regularly attends conferences and workshops to keep abreast with the latest technology. He is a Member Of IDA, DCI, ISOI, and many more renowned associations of dentistry.