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Foods That Help BRIGHTEN YOUR TEETH

Yes, it's true, the food you eat can help to brighten your smile, or do the opposite and make your teeth look dull. It's no secret that we are what we eat, but when we begin understanding that food works on a cellular level, it's a game changer.

Pineapple

Here's a hero food, because it's delicious, but because of the enzymes it contains. Bromelain is found in pineapple and it helps to break down sticky build up on our enamels, literally stripping it away at the surface level.

Strawberries

Two words for you: malic acid. Similar to ascorbic acid, malic acid works as a natural astringent, helping to improve discoloration. Eat them fresh or add them to your foods frozen and don't forget to floss the seeds out.

Nuts and Seeds

Containing a good amount of calcium, not only do they make our teeth stronger, but their abrasive texture helps to file away plaque build up.

Broccoli

As you can see now it's good for more than just weight loss. Here's the kicker: eat it raw once in a while and let the florets help clean in between your teeth. Broccoli is also high in iron, which is a helpful mineral in warding off harmful bacteria that leads to tooth discoloration. It's preventative and a good treatment.

Celery

Celery works to cleanse your liver and helps to relieve stress and prevent plaque from sticking to your teeth. It's so crunchy that it produces more saliva to eat, and the high level of saliva keeps the bad stuff away to give your teeth a brighter shine.

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