A lot of people work hard at whitening their teeth, and spend considerable money to do so. Perhaps they get it professionally done by a dentist, they buy a take-home whitening kit, or they try whitening toothpaste. While those all might be a solution, it turns out there’s something else you can do that doesn’t involve sitting in a dentist’s chair.
As you’ve probably already guessed, there are certain foods that can actually whiten your teeth, while often delivering health benefits as well. We’re not saying these are as effective as a professional whitening, but take a look for some of these items when you next hit the supermarket if you want a brighter smile.
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Strawberries Can Make You Smile
You might not think about strawberries first when it comes to foods that have whitening power. After all, strawberries can leave stubborn red stains on white shirts if you’re not careful when biting into them.
However, according to the AARP, strawberries are one of the best foods you can reach for to achieve natural whitening. The source explains these fruits contain a certain enzyme called malic acid that does the work. It even goes as far as to suggest “mashing up strawberries and rubbing them on your teeth.” Rinse with water after 5-minutes and brush, it adds.