If your teeth are too weak to whiten with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, you may wonder if there's anything you can do to remove your tooth stains. You can whiten your teeth at home with the white tea, steak and cauliflower. Not only do these delicious foods whiten your teeth over time, they also strengthen and protect your tooth enamel and jaws. Here's what you need to get and why.
White Tea and Coconut Milk
Although tea is a healthy beverage for soothing your digestive system and losing weight, green, black and other dark teas can stain your teeth over time. However, white tea with coconut milk may be a great option for whitening your teeth instead of darkening them.
White tea contains special nutrients called flavonoids and tannins that protect your teeth enamel from bacteria. The bacteria inside your mouth is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, which can both cause temporary and permanent tooth stains.
Coconut milk contains phosphorus and magnesium, which work with calcium and vitamin D to improve the health of your teeth and jaws. The helpful nutrients keep your teeth white by reinforcing your enamel and strengthening your jawbones.
By drinking up to 4 cups of steeped white tea a day, you help reduce the bacteria in your mouth. You may add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut milk to your tea according to your taste and preference.
If you don't eat steak, may want to do so now. According to a number of sources, the phosphorus in steak strengthens your teeth, as well as the bones in your body. You also keep your mouth moisturized and healthy when you cut, chew and grind steak with your teeth. A well-moisturized mouth washes away bacteria and other stain-causing problems, as well as prevents dry mouth.
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, not only allows bacteria to grow in your mouth, it can also increase the acid content in it as well. Acid corrodes the surfaces of your teeth, which leaves them vulnerable to plaque and sugar.
If you want to experience the oral health benefits of steak, consume 5.5-6 ounces of meat per day, depending on your age and sex. But if you don't like the taste of steak or other forms of beef, substitute them with lean chicken or pork. Chicken and pork also contain phosphorus to help improve your teeth.
Cauliflower is one of the healthiest vegetables to eat in your quest for strong, white tooth enamel. The vegetable contains calcium and vitamin K for strong muscles and bones. If your jawbones aren't strong enough to support your teeth, you may lose them.
When consumed raw or blanched, cauliflower's crunchy texture cleans away tooth stains and plaque. The chewing action created by cauliflower encourages your mouth to make more saliva, which helps reduce the acids in it.
You can enjoy the benefits of cauliflower by making a salad. You need one large bunch of cauliflower, a bottle of extra virgin olive oil and one small red onion. You can add black pepper and minced garlic for taste. Salt is optional.
Now, follow these steps:
- Wash your cauliflower in cold water
- Use a knife to core the cauliflower
- Cut or dice the cauliflower into bite-sized chunks, then place them into a large salad bowl
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Dice your red onion into tiny pieces, then add the pieces to the salad
- Use large spoon to stir in 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- Top your salad with black pepper and/or salt
You can serve your salad with fresh fruit, such as sliced apples and pears, to increase the whitening and strengthening power of your cauliflower.
If you need additional tips or help with teeth whitening or strengthening, speak to a dentist today.