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15 Foods to a healthier Mouth

Updated on July 6, 2015

Everyone wants to be able to give that big and beautiful white smile. It is good to go to the dentist once in a while, but there are also so food that can help achieve that aim. These foods include:

Strawberries
Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries contain malic acid which acts as a natural astringent to remove de-colouration from the surface of the teeth. It also contains Vitamin C which whitens the teeth by clearing away plague. A mixture of strawberries and baking soda can act as a natural tooth-cleanser.

Pears
Pears

Pears

Eating crunchy fruits like pear help to whiten teeth surfaces due to their abrasive nature. It is also a good natural whitener because of its acidic nature. Also, eating pears help to neutralize odour-causing and staining bacteria. And due to its sweet nature, it help in the production of saliva that helps wash away foods from the teeth.

Bananas
Bananas

Bananas

Bananas have many nutrients that are very helpful to the system. They include potassium, vitamins and minerals. The peel however is what helps whiten the teeth as it has potassium, as well as essentials minerals. Separate the inside from the banana peel and gently rub around the peel on your teeth for about 2 minutes. Due to the minerals in the peel such as potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.

Watermelon
Watermelon

Watermelon

Watermelon is very food for strengthening the gum. This is possible due to the presence of Vitamin C in the fruit. The Vitamin C helps prevent damage of cells. And allows for healthier gums. With healthier gums, comes the possibility of healthier and whiter teeth.

Celery
Celery

Celery

Celery contains high quantity of water and is therefore good for the teeth. It also helps in the formation of saliva for cleaning the teeth and ridding it of debris from foods eaten by cleaning out the grooves between the teeth. It is also rich in minerals and good for healthier and stronger gums.

Garlic
Garlic

Garlic

Garlic can be use to alleviate aching tooth. This is due to its natural anti-biotic nature. Although it gives a very potent breath, it does more good than harm when it comes to pain relieving.


Drinking water
Drinking water

Water

Water is a hydrating element and is beneficial not only for the mouth, but for the entire body. It keeps the mouth hydrated and also helps in rinsing out food particles that had been stored in hidden parts of the mouth.

Carrots
Carrots

Carrots

Carrots are rich in Vitamin A which is essential for the tooth enamel. It also facilitates saliva production which helps clean the teeth and gets rid of food debris. It helps whiten the teeth surface due to its abrasive nature.

Cucumber
Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber has dietary fibre that is good for the teeth and gum. This dietary fiber helps to massage the gum and teeth, keeping them healthy. The cucumber juice is also good for people that suffer from pyorrhoea.

Pineapple
Pineapple

Pineapples

Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C and healthy for gum and teeth. Its sweetness helps to in the formation of saliva which is good for the teeth. The enzyme, bromelain, present in pineapples act as a natural stain remover for the teeth.

Oranges
Oranges

Oranges

Oranges contain a lot of calcium and vitamin C. Oranges are really acidic, it is therefore not advisable to consume too many. The acidic nature is what helps for whitening the teeth. But too much of it will weaken the teeth enamel. A glass of natural orange juice a day will do great for your teeth as well as your entire body.

Apples
Apples

Apples

The crunchiness of apples is good for the gum. It helps strengthen it and well as assists in saliva production. It is also really juicy and helps in reducing the amount of bacteria formed in the mouth. And its crunchy nature is a good abrasive for the teeth. Remember also that "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away".

Milk and yoghurt
Milk and yoghurt

Milk and yoghurt

Dairy products are good for the teeth because they are rich in calcium and help strengthen the teeth enamel. It also helps in whitening the teeth.

Seeds and nuts
Seeds and nuts

Seeds and nuts

Seeds and nuts are slightly abrasive and therefore, help keep a white surface. They are also rich in proteins(which help replace worn out tissues) and healthy fats.

Onions
Onions

Onions

They contain healthy minerals which are good for the teeth. Although they give bad-breath, they are very good because they are colourless. Help increase whiter teeth by brushing after consumption.

Cheese
Cheese

Cheese

It is yummy and rich in calcium which is good for the teeth enamel and gum. Another benefit is that most of it is colourless, it doesn't discolour the teeth.


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