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Foods to Help Your Teeth Stay White

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One of the quickest and most affordable ways to improve your smile is with professional teeth whitening. At our Chesterfield, MO dental office, we use the KöR Whitening System, which provides consistent, brilliant results in just an hour or so.

Those who undergo professional teeth whitening, always want to know how they can keep their teeth white and bright. Of course, we recommend follow-up whitening treatment at home with our custom-made whitening trays. But did you know there are also foods that can help to keep your teeth white?

Here’s a list of healthy foods that should be part of your diet—not only because they are good for your body but because they are good for your teeth as well.

Strawberries

Strawberries contain an enzyme called “malic acid” that is sometimes used to treat dry mouth. Since the more saliva you produce, the more your teeth are naturally rinsed of plaque, strawberries can be helpful. And they are delicious!

Apples, Celery, and Carrots

These also increase the production of saliva, which is the mouth’s best self-cleaning agent. The crunch factor can help scrub teeth clean, and they might also help kill the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Oranges and Pineapples

Fruits that are tart, including oranges and pineapples, also mean an increase in the body’s production of saliva. Just be sure to avoid rubbing fruits like lemons on your teeth because the acidity can be hard on tooth enamel.

Baking Soda

If you run out of toothpaste, try baking soda as a natural way to whiten your teeth. Put it directly on your toothbrush—straight from the box—as an occasional toothpaste.

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