Foods that whiten teeth naturally

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a smile must be worth a million. Smiling doesn’t just make us appear happier — let’s face it, no one likes a sourpuss — it actually makes others perceive us as more attractive, relaxed and sincere. And while that might be enough of a reason to start flashing those chompers all around town, teeth that are anything less than pearly white can make us a tad self-conscious about showing them off. Sure there are always whitening treatments, but those often come with a hefty price tag and can lead to major tooth sensitivity. Lucky, there’s a better way.

By strategically incorporating certain foods into our diet, we can whiten teeth naturally, while also improving our overall health. “Your teeth play several roles when it comes to taking care of your overall health,” Nutrition and Wellness Coach Liz Blom, RD, told me. “A balanced diet with focus on whole fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, calcium sources including dairy, and water will not only promote a healthy waist-line but also a beautiful smile.”

If you wanna rock a sparkling white smile, here are the foods you need to eat!

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