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Smile, naturally!

Published : Jun 29, 2015, 10:08 pm IST
Updated : Jun 29, 2015, 10:08 pm IST

The writer is a cosmetic and laser dental surgeon.

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The writer is a cosmetic and laser dental surgeon.

Healthy living has always been associated with eating fruits and vegetables. Did you know that the fruits and vegetables available at the local grocer’s can work wonders on your teeth and make them naturally white As with every procedure that is natural, the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in some foods protect teeth and their whitening agents last far longer than any artificial or cosmetic process.

 

One of the most potent teeth whiteners are surprisingly, strawberries. Strawberries are powerful teeth cleaners that contain both an astringent and vitamin C. The astringent in strawberries effectively aids in the removal of surface stains while vitamin C whitens teeth by clearing away plaque. This is one fruit which you can incorporate into your daily diet and enjoy results of, instantly.

Increase in your flow of saliva helps to keep your teeth whiter, so citrus fruits like grapefruits, lime, lemon and oranges help rinse your teeth naturally as you eat. On the other hand, apples contain malic acid. Malic acid is a chemical used in teeth whitening products, that is known for dissolving stains.

 

Also on the list of summer fruits is watermelon, which contains vitamin C – a natural contributor to the whitening action.

Oranges, pineapples and cucumbers are also good source of vitamin C and fibers that can be included in the diet. Therefore we should try to consume as much of these fruits as possible.