5 Fruits For Healthier Teeth
By: Kratika Mon, 25 Dec 2017 2:12 PM
We all know the basics of good oral care: brush in the morning and evening, floss each day and visit the dentist twice per year. But there are smaller, incremental steps we can take to guarantee good health, including the food we eat each day. Here are some fruits for healthy teeth.
They contain malic acid, which helps remove surface stains on teeth. Take a strawberry, mash it up, add some baking soda and apply it to your teeth. Gently brush off after five minutes for clean and bright teeth.
This may come as a surprise to you, but citrus fruits like oranges help keep your gums healthy by strengthening blood vessels and connective tissue, including the connective tissue that holds your teeth in your jaw. It's the vitamin C in citrus that is so powerful. Vitamin C also helps reduce inflammation, which may prevent or slow the progression of gingivitis, so make oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus regular features in your fruit bow
Renowned for keeping the doctor away, apples offer a myriad of benefits, especially if eaten fresh and crisp. They help clean plaque near the gum line while massaging the gums.
The high fibre content of bananas helps remove other foods that may be stuck to the teeth. The white component inside the skin and on the outside of the fruit is known for good teeth whitening properties.
Kiwis have the highest concentration of vitamin C, but citrus fruits also boast good numbers. These fruits also do double duty because of their astringency, which may help to reverse discoloration caused by commonly consumed beverages like coffee and wine.