Stronger and whiter teeth is what we all want- it builds our confidence and healthy teeth is directly proportional to a healthy you especially if you are pregnant. Toothpastes and other teeth whitening products don’t really work, and even if they do the effects are for the time being. There are some foods you can incorporate in your meals to make your teeth stronger and whiter. Below is a list of such foods:
Strawberries contain malic acid, which acts as a natural astringent. This means chomping down on some strawberries will help remove discoloration on the surfaces of teeth. You can have them directly or make a mash of it and have it so that malic acid comes readily in contact with your teeth.
The bleaching property in lemons can help bleach your teeth as well and help you get rid of all the discolorations. Either gargle with lemon juice or incorporate lemons in your meal. Have lemon rice with lots of lemon or drink more lemonade with less sugar or a sugar alternative.
Just chewing on apples helps scrub your teeth. Apples also have a high concentration of malic acid, which is used in some tooth pastes. Malic acid increases saliva, which cleans your teeth and helps remove stains and also make your teeth stronger. More: Whiten teeth naturally >>
Raw onions contain sulphur compounds which help in elimination of harmful bacteria from mouth and thus prevent tooth decay. It helps prevent cavities, staining and also make your teeth stronger.
The vitamin C content in the fruits helps in maintaining collagen which gives stronger gums and heals gum infections. The vitamin C in oranges also helps make teeth whiter due to its bleaching property.
Eating crisp raw broccoli can help clean and polish your teeth. The iron in broccoli has the added benefit of providing a wall of protection for your teeth against the enamel-degrading acid that’s produced by bacteria. This helps prevent stains and cavities and thereby making your teeth stronger.
Cheese lowers the acid levels in the mouth. Cheese also contains minerals like calcium and phosphorous along with casein for fortifying teeth and gums. Chewing on cheese also stimulates saliva production thereby removing stains and cleaning the teeth surface.
Wheatgrass has anti-bacterial properties which help fight tooth decay and also heal cavities, make teeth stronger and whiter. You can chew some wheatgrass slowly and thoroughly. You may also swish wheatgrass juice in your mouth for 5 minutes and spit it out. More: Heal cavities naturally >>
Celery works just like apples. It works as a natural stain remover that by increasing saliva production serving as a natural mouth cleansing agent. Also, the friction between celery and teeth and its water content whitens teeth naturally.
Carrot helps to whiten your teeth by stimulating saliva production, which aids in washing away food debris and strengthening gums. Eat it raw for good results.