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We’ve all been told to avoid red wine, black coffee and high pigmented food to keep your teeth white— so what can you eat to brighten your smile?
Here the answer…

Eating fruits and vegetable is an effective way to keep your body healthy and your teeth white and clean. Vegetables and fruits contribute to good dental health, so include them in your daily diet. They contains vitamins, enzymes, minerals and antioxidants which protect teeth and gums.

Strawberries: the chief component of strawberries called malic acid acts like a natural astringent to remove tooth surface discoloration. You can eat them in salads, cereal, smoothies, desserts and even mash one on your toothbrush and use it as a toothpaste. For more efficiency you can add baking soda.It will help you to slow down the teeth yellowing process.

Apple: the crunchy apple helps to strengthen the gums. Plus, the water present in apple increase the secretion of saliva which is help to remove bacteria that can lead to discoloration.

Bananas: The inner part of the banana peel (source of minerals and vitamins) helps to whitening teeth. Just take a piece of the inside of the peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes. The minerals in the banana peel like potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.

Dairy food:
cheese:hard cheese are full of calcium which strengthen gums and teeth by mineralizing the enamel. The milk protein found in cheese, the casein reduce the loss of minerals from enamel.
milk and yogurt:these dairy product contains lactic acid and mineral calcium that fortifying and whitening enamel.

Citrus fruits:
Pineapple:contains bromelain enzyme which helps to remove stains.
Oranges: the flesh and pulp of these fruits neutralize the acid in mouth that cause tooth decay.

Water: sip and swish after eating or drinking high pigmented food or drinks, as coffee and also sparkling drinks to prevent staining. Bubbles can erode enamel and harm teeth.

Celery, Cauliflower, broccoli: high-fiber, coarse foods act as a scrubbing agents for teeth. As the apple, these content water food helps to washing your mouth from food debris and strengthening the gums. Plus, the iron present in dark greens form a thin coat around the teeth that preserve the enamel from sodas acid attacks.

Carrots: act as natural exfoliator also, they also trigger saliva production, our natural mouth cleanser. Plus, minerals and vitamin A in carrots helps to kill germs in the mouth and helps to have a healthy enamel.

Onions: onions contains sulfur that prevent the formation of plaque on the teeth. To enjoy all the power of the sulfur, you have to eat the onion raw. Try to include them in your sandwiches or salads.

Seeds and nuts: like an exfoliator, the abrasive effect of sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds and walnuts works to remove surface stains and also stimulate the saliva production which can help wash away bacterias.

Mushroom: Shiitake mushroom contains lentinan which inhibits the growth of bacteria that can lead to decay.