Everyone wants beautiful healthy white teeth! However, many things in life can prevent that from happening. As life goes on we can get more and more insecure about our smiles. It can seem overwhelming to get it fixed. Especially, if you have invested money on whitening strips in the past with little to no results. Many people dont have the deposable income to get white trays made and whitening from the dentist. So here are the Top 5 ways to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth!

1. Eat Fruit and Veggies! – If your like me this doesn’t sound super awesome, and what does it have to do with your teeth. Believe it or not but your teeth are tiny bones. It has connective tissue, nerves inside the tooth but it is mostly made up of dentin which is bone tissue or osseous tissue. These bones will benefit just like all your other bones from a healthy and nutritional diet. Also, when eating hard fruit like apples they have a natural agent that will help lift colors in your teeth. However, also be aware that bacteria live in your mouth and love sugar. So avoiding food and fruits with high sugar levels will also keep the bacterial population lower ultimately helping your teeth as well.

2. Water! – Okay maybe a stretch or maybe not. Things like coffee, tea, soda all contains lots of things that are bad for your teeth health. It is important to drink these in moderation. If you consume mostly a diet of water it is really good for your teeth. It might not make them shiny white but it will avoid the other drinks from turning them yellow or brown which is a huge plus!

3. Brushing and Flossing your teeth! – Brushing and flossing your teeth will protect your teeth and strengthen them. Adding a small amount of baking soda to your toothpaste or buying toothpaste with baking soda is a great way to whiten your teeth and prevent cavities. The main goal is to not allow bacteria to overgrow in your mouth and on your teeth building plaque and build up. Its important to always brush your teeth and not allow them an opportunity to overpopulate.

4. Eat or mash up strawberry paste! – It is important to use actual strawberries for this one as they contain malic acid. Which is great for reducing your bacteria in your mouth. Strawberries will help whiten your teeth gradually, but reducing the number of bacteria in your mouth is always a plus!

5. Bananas! – Lastly, a good old fashion banana peel. Eat the banana as it is loaded with potassium but you can rub the inside of the peel on your teeth before brushing. This should help you in trying to whiten your teeth. Also, coconut water straight from a coconut is great for potassium rich that will help rejuvenate your whole body. So brush your teeth and eat a healthy diet. These are great natural ways to stay on top and continue to let your smile shine through!

Credit: Dr. Marshall Fields