A brilliant smile can be achieved with teeth whitening from our dentist, but the right diet can also help you rid your teeth of stains. Certain foods and drinks, thanks to nutrients and other beneficial compounds, can not only fight existing stains but also help prevent future ones. Here is a look at the top choices to consider for this purpose.
Strawberries are a rich source of malic acid. This means that unlike many other berries, strawberries remove rather than cause tooth discoloration. Malic acid has this effect because of its enzymatic action, which literally eats away at the stains.
- Dark Chocolate
Chocolate naturally has large amounts of theobromine, a substance that hardens tooth enamel. Because stains are more likely to occur on weakened enamel, the hardening effects of theobromine will reduce chances of stain development.
- Fresh Fruit and Nuts
Just like an abrasive whitening toothpaste, these foods can actually scrub stains off of teeth. At the same time, juicy fruits boost the flow of saliva, which helps prevent stains.
- Green Tea
This healthy beverage is rich in tannins, which help make tooth enamel healthier and less prone to stains by fighting oral bacteria. The fluoride levels present in tea also help the body maintain strong tooth enamel.
High calcium content in cheese supports strong teeth, but the pH of cheese also fights stains by reducing the acidity of saliva. Erosion and discoloration are decreased as a result.
After you have your teeth whitened by our dentist, you can help your results last longer by eating more of the foods listed here. Daily dental hygiene and regular office cleanings will also promote stain-free teeth. To learn more about how certain foods and drinks reduce tooth stains, you can schedule a consultation with our dentist.