Would you like to have whiter teeth, but you don’t want to spend a fortune at the dentist? Then you’ll be happy to know that you can actually get quite far in this pursuit by simply eating the right kinds of food. It’s something I recently discovered myself.
It turns out that a dental friend of mine from Norway, Niclas Berggren, has a lot of useful advice when it comes to the foods that are good for our teeth. His clients often tell him that he is the best tannlege i Hønefoss (the local town where his clinic is) regarding holistic dental and body health. Therefore, I’m happy to share some of his recommendations.
Tough little nuts are the perfect tool to remove plaque from your teeth. In addition, they contain a lot of calcium and protein, which is good for you, your teeth, and your gums. Eating nuts will scrape away plaque in a safe and natural way, such that you might get whiter teeth a bit more quickly.
Results don’t come fast with carrots, but they do help to stimulate your saliva production, which helps neutralize damaging acids that are formed when you eat sugary foods. Have a carrot once in a while! It will prevent tooth damage (and it’s also healthy!).
There’s a special acid in coconut oil called lauric acid, which helps neutralize mouth bacteria. It also makes your teeth whiter. And here’s a lifehack: Pour a little coconut oil on your toothbrush. It might just add that extra kick.
Not only are strawberries delicious – they are also good for your teeth! Strawberries contribute to removing plaque from your teeth, because of their healthy acids. In fact, if you put some squashed strawberries on your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it, your teeth might get a more fresh and white look (just like with the coconut oil).
I hope you found these tips helpful. Stella is checking out, off to eat some teeth strengthening nuts!