Foods That Can Help Whiten Teeth

Foods That Can Help Whiten Teeth
Posted on 03/05/2018
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We all want a whiter smile, and professional teeth whitening is a great way to achieve one. Professional teeth whitening is not the only way to whiten your smile, though: some foods can act as natural teeth whiteners. At Furumoto Dentistry, our mission is to help you achieve a better smile through quality dental care – so whether you want to keep your teeth white after a professional treatment or just give your smile a boost, try these five foods for whiter teeth.

Orange Peels

While oranges contain citric acid that can corrode enamel, orange peels do not have the same problem. In fact, the white portion of an orange peel is packed with Vitamin-C, which can help whiten teeth. Rub the white part or pith of the peel against your teeth for fresher breath and whiter teeth.

Hard Cheeses

Try a hard slice of cheese like gouda for naturally cleaner, whiter teeth. The rough, abrasive cheese can dislodge food particles and scrape away bacteria, while the lactic acid in the cheese protects enamel from decay.


In addition to the crunchy, abrasive surface scraping teeth clean, the outside of carrots can also be rubbed against the teeth to polish them and help them look shinier.


Raw broccoli florets act almost like mini toothbrushes, cleaning teeth of plaque, bacteria, and food particles. Plus, with high iron content, broccoli coats the enamel with a protective layer against bacteria and decay.


The saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" might not be totally true but they certainly help your teeth! Apples not only can help whiten your teeth, but they can also clean your teeth while you chew.

Contact Your Brea & Diamond Bar Dentist

These foods make for easy at-home whitening routines – but if you really want to rejuvenate your smile, nothing beats an in-office whitening treatment. Contact us today to learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment. We can't wait to help you achieve a beautiful new smile!