By Wensleydale Dental • • Comments Off on Natural Teeth Whitening
These days it’s common to see TV commercials about toothpaste that whitens your teeth, but did you know that you can actually whiten your teeth just by eating the right foods? Read on to discover which food can help brighten up your smile…
Apples, pears, cauliflower and guava all increase the production of saliva in the mouth which, over time, helps to flush away stains
Sesame seeds – eating sesame seeds helps “exfoliate” the teeth and scrape away dental plaque
Oily fish, breakfast cereals, dairy products and eggs are all rich in vitamin D – a vital nutrient needed to help absorption of calcium required for healthy teeth and bones (watch out for the sugar in those cereals, though!)
Green vegetables – spinach, chard, kale, broccoli, lettuce, asparagus, etc – contain iron which forms a protective barrier over the teeth that protects the enamel and removes stains as it’s scrubbed away
Shiitake mushrooms, basil, onions, garlic, honey, cabbage and chilli peppers are all natural antibiotics which help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth
Cheese – the calcium, protein and phosphorus in cheese help to protect against acids in the mouth
Pineapple, apples, celery and cauliflower all help to remove stains naturally
Ginger helps guard against inflammation and keeps the mouth healthy
Whole grains in cereals and pasta contain vitamin B and iron and are also rich in magnesium which is important for healthy bones and teeth
Carrots, apricots, peppers and melon are all rich in vitamin A – required for healthy teeth enamel
So there you go! Simply eat more of these foods and you’ll see a gradual change in the whiteness and general health of your teeth 🙂
If you’re looking for more pleasing results in a shorter time-frame, consider a professional teeth whitening treatment…
Teeth whitening treatments have an anti-ageing effect by returning our teeth to the shade they were when we were younger and create a healthier-looking, more aesthetically-pleasing appearance…
Teeth whitening involves being fitted for custom-made trays that are filled with a solution to whiten your teeth. The solution available at the dentists is stronger than that used in at-home teeth whitening kits so you gets results faster…
Also, because the trays used to hold the solution are custom-made by your dentist, you don’t get the same irritation that is often caused by the generic one-size-fits-all trays used in the home whitening kits. Some of these at-home kits have also been shown to produce very little change in the colour of your teeth. To avoid this problem, it’s always best to use an at-home teeth whitening solution that is provided, or at least recommended by your dentist.
To find out more about our teeth whitening treatments contact us today or visit: https://wensleydaledental.co.uk/services/tooth-whitening/
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