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You might already know that if you drink too much coffee or red wine, you can stain your teeth. But did you know that there are foods you can eat that can help whiten your teeth? If you are looking for a simple way to get whiter teeth, try eating these six foods this week:

  • Oranges and Pineapples: Research shows that the enzyme bromelain in oranges and pineapples is like a natural stain remover.  Bromelain also helps break up plaque, which if not prevented can produce acids that can erode your teeth enamel and lead to dental cavities.
  • Strawberries: Strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid, which is known for reducing staining. You can even try mashing strawberries and leaving them on your teeth for five minutes, and then rinsing them off and brushing your teeth.
  • Carrots, Celery and Apples: These crunchy foods work as a natural abrasive scrub for your teeth when you chomp on them. They also help create saliva. Saliva prevents plaque from developing, which stains like to stick to.

Even after eating these foods, your teeth still might not be as white as you want them to be. One of the best ways to restore your pearly whites is to get a professional teeth whitening.

At Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we offer Zoom! Whitening, which provides longer lasting results than home teeth whitening options. If you would like to learn more about our teeth whitening services, contact us today and set-up your appointment.