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The dental diet: 9 foods that help keep your teeth white

There are many factors that lead to discoloration: bad habits, unhealthy food, external factors, and daily stress. These factors can be so detrimental to your dental hygiene that you may require high-quality teeth whitening treatment to return them to their former glow.

This is perfectly understandable, as you may be unhappy with what your chompers have become in recent years and are looking for a more pleasing aesthetic.

Thankfully, first-class teeth whitening can return your smile to that stunning glow, ensuring you feel confident and relaxed without the fear of people judging you for any discoloration.

But the job doesn’t end at the treatment, as once you leave the dentist’s office it is up to you to ensure your smile continues to shine at all times.

These nine, incredibly healthy foods will help keep your smile absolutely stunning:

Leafy greens

Leafy greens like kale, romaine lettuce, and spinach contain folic acid – the B9 vitamin – that helps reduce inflammation, makes your mouth more plaque and bacteria-resistant as well as helps cell growth and repair.


The faithful strawberry contains a high malic acid concentration which is a typical toothpaste ingredient – one that works as a natural astringent and can remove surface discoloration.

It is important to remember that strawberries also contain citric acid that loosens the enamel, and you should therefore wait half an hour after eating strawberries before brushing.

Apples, carrots & celery

These crunchy natural delights help scrum away bacteria and plaque, provide a quality source of vitamins and minerals, and stimulate saliva production – all of which help strengthen your oral hygiene and keep your smile glowing.


Sugary foods and dry mouth can erode your teeth enamel, which in turn exposes the dentin and gives off an aesthetic of discoloration.

Thankfully, trusty cheese contains calcium which helps strengthen bones and enamel. Cheese also contains the healthy protein casein, which is imperative in repairing enamel.

What’s more, chewing cheese helps produce saliva, which washes out mouth bacteria and keeps the mouth clean and healthy. But to avoid processed cheeses if you are going to go this route – they are just as unhealthy as any product that is bad for your teeth.

Sugar-free gum

Chewing sugar-free gum between snacks and meals can stimulate saliva production. What’s more, it can help rinse away and neutralize any acids that form in your mouth when what you have eaten breaks down. This can promote good oral health, keep your teeth clean and protect your oral hygiene after your teeth whitening treatment.


Trusty water helps displace sugary foods and drinks that can damage tooth enamel and create decay. What’s more, water consists of minerals and proteins that prevent decay and gum disease by protecting the enamel. Wash your mouth around with water after consuming food and pigment-rich drinks as this will help wash away unwanted chemicals in your mouth.

Baking soda

Baking soda is a good alternative and for this reason, it can be found as the main ingredient in many toothpaste varieties. As it contains mild abrasiveness and alkalinity, baking soda can help eliminate teeth discoloration by scrubbing away plaque.

Simply mix water and baking soda and apply it to your toothbrush before brushing. We are not saying you should give up your regular paste for this option. But it can help if you are out of toothpaste and don’t have time to run down to the shops!

Muhammad Asad Raza