The average American diets to lose weight, but making healthy food choices could provide you with an added bonus: whiter teeth.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, foods like apples, pears, celery, carrots and cucumber produce saliva, which combines with those foods’ organic fibers to naturally clean teeth and remove bacteria.
Other foods, in addition to being healthy, are effective stain fighters: strawberries, for example, can help whiten and brighten teeth, while raw vegetables can help clean and remove surface stains.
Although they’re healthy options for your figure, you may want to avoid dark berries and curry, which can contribute to stains.
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