How To Eat Your Way To Whiter Teeth (No Health Food Shop Required)

How To Eat Your Way To Whiter Teeth (No Health Food Shop Required)

Want to eat AND get whiter teeth in the process? No, it's not a far-fetched dream! Meet the everyday foods proven to give you a whiter smile as you chow down

Unless you were blessed with the world's most perfect set of nashers or, you know, you have a REALLY good dentist who gave you free check ups on the sly, chances are you wouldn't mind your teeth being at least a couple of shades whiter. Simon Cowell, we advise stop reading from this point on.

While there are toothpastes that claim to give you a whiter smile in 'just one use*' (*but not really), and, of course, there's always the option of getting your teeth professionally lasered by a dental professional, chances are you don't have the money or the patience to get that gleaming tooth look. 

However, we're here to tell you that there are foods we guarantee you're already eating that are scientifically proven to give you whiter teeth as you chow down on them. Yes, you have our permission to fist pump. 

We've done our homework and found the best treats that'll enhance the natural white undertones of your teeth, and help drive away the stains we're all guilty of building up over the years. 

So, put down that coffee (or glass of red wine, depending on your beverage preference and where you are in the world at this point in time), and grab yourself one of these foods to gnaw on instead...

Thanks to their crisp skin and firm inner texture, biting into an apple helps to remove any plaque build up on your teeth. Try eating one after lunch if you don't fancy brushing your teeth in the office loos (shudders). 

Now that you've picked yourself up off the floor, we're happy to deliver the best news ever. A protein in milk used in hard cheeses has been shown to reduce the loss of tooth enamel, which you need to keep your teeth looking their gleamiest.

It doesn't take a genius to know that chewing on lightly abrasive, hard nuts will help rub off plaque and wear any stains off the surface of your teeth.

Pretty #almonds, in shell and out. #CrunchOn #nofilter

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Dental professionals recommend munching on pears because their subtle acids help break down staining bacteria colonies in your mouth and on your teeth.

Cucumbers are a good source of fibre for gums and teeth alike​, and their crunchy consistency helps remove sugar and chemical debris from the hardest to reach places in your teeth. Maybe just lay off the hummus...

These cucumbers begin their new life as pickles soon.

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Greek Yogurt
Dairy products are teeth superfoods. Their high calcium content strengthens teeth, making enamel healthier and whiter. Excellent news for all you 'breakfast people' out there...

Unlike other berries, strawbs act as a natural astringent that helps to remove surface discolouration from the enamel of your teeth. What better excuse do you need to indulge in champagne and strawberries this eve?!

Just like the apple, crunchy carrots help rub away unsightly stains from your teeth. We knew Bugs Bunny was onto something.

I got pretty close to finding all of the carrot colors today✨#foodgradients

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Banana Peels
Bananas contain minerals and vitamins, such as potassium and magnesium, which help whiten teeth. However, don't throw away the skin once your done - take the inside of a banana peel and gently massage your teeth with it for a speedy surface-level cleanse.​ Next time you find yourself without a toothbrush, you'll know what to do...

Having a rad time getting weird with the new Layout app from @instagram🍌

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Another speedy way to make your teeth look way whiter is through your lipstick choice. Check out our expert vid on choosing the right lipstick for you, below...

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