By: Dr. Tanvir Singh, B.D.S., M.D.S. (Ortho)
Healthy living has always been associated with eating fruits and vegetables. Summers give us an opportunity to enjoy lot of seasonal Vegetables and fruits which are known to promote good dental health, so include them in your daily diet. The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in these foods protect teeth and also possess natural teeth whitening agent.
Strawberries are powerful teeth whiteners that contain both an astringent and vitamin C. The astringent in strawberries effectively aids in the removal of surface stains while vitamin C whitens teeth by clearing away plaque.
An apple contains malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains. Watermelon contains vitamin C which also contributes to natural whitening action. Orange’s pineapples and cucumbers are also good source of vitamin c and fibers that can be included in the diet .Therefore we should try to consume as much of these fruits as possible.