• As we approach summer, many of us may be looking for ways to get those picture-perfect teeth. Sun’s out, smiles on! When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would like to improve most about their smile, the overwhelming response was to have whiter teeth.



For some, the products available, such as stain removal toothpastes, In-office bleaching services, at home bleaching kits and over the counter products are great options for achieving the results they desire. For others, the peroxide and whitener in these products can create sensitivity in their teeth. Always be sure to consult with your dentist, because overuse can damage the tooth or gums.



Whether you just whitened your teeth or have sensitivities, the good news is that there are certain foods you can eat to help promote whiter teeth!



Below are 5 foods that can help you achieve better results!





When eating cauliflower, it tends to require a lot of chewing. The longer it takes to break down food, the more saliva you produce. Saliva is a natural cleanser for your teeth which is sure to keep those pearly whites bright!




Strawberries are packed with an enzyme called malic acid, which is a natural tooth whitener.




Dairy products such as cheese, milk and yogurt contain lactic acid and calcium which strengthens your teeth while also whitening them. By chewing on cheese, you also produce saliva which helps to wash away staining food particles.




Like cauliflower, apples require a lot of chewing which in turn produces more saliva. Also, the natural scrubbing washes away other food particles to help keep your teeth white.




This chewy food also produces more saliva to promote healthier teeth and gums. As a bonus, it’s low calorie and good for you!