Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

Products and services that promise to instantly brighten your smile can easily be found on grocery shelves or at the dentist’s office. But before reaching for that home whitening kit or enduring another hour sitting on your dentist’s chair, consider these 13 natural, sometimes unconventional (but often delicious!), tooth-whitening alternatives:

1. Oil (sesame oil or virgin coconut oil)
Oil, or more specifically, oil pulling, is when oil is used for gargling, not cooking. Sesame oil or virgin coconut oil is swished around inside the mouth and then spat out after fifteen minutes. As the substance is vigorously “pulled” back and forth between your teeth, the mucous membranes inside your mouth absorb nutrients from it.

Sesame oil has omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B and E; while virgin coconut oil has antibacterial properties that promote healthier gums and cavity-free teeth. Just make sure not to swallow any of the spittle that will form as you gargle.

2. Strawberries
Malic acid is a natural astringent that acts as a bleaching agent, and it is present in most commercially available tooth-whitening products. Strawberries are filled with this key ingredient, which will whiten your teeth naturally, so make sure to add them to your basket on your next trip to the farmer’s market. The vitamin C in strawberries also aids in removing plaque.

3. Apples
Apples also contain high levels of malic acid. The act of biting and chewing on this crunchy fruit gently scrubs away debris, stains, and bacteria from your mouth.

4. Celery
Say goodbye to tooth stains as you snack on that piece of celery during your break! The fibrous cellulose act as a natural toothbrush, while the high water content stimulates saliva production, your natural mouth cleanser.

5. Carrots
Chewing on these rabbit favorites raw will increase the amount of saliva in your mouth, cleaning it further. The vitamin A in carrots is good, not just for your eyesight, but helps strengthen tooth enamel as well.

6. Broccoli
When eaten raw, this vegetable gently abrades tooth surfaces, which removes unsightly stains. The iron found in broccoli protects tooth enamel by coating it with an invisible barrier that keeps cavity-causing acids away.

7. Cheese
Being devoid of color, most cheeses will not stain teeth. They also contain calcium and phosphorus, which help strengthen teeth and gums through re-mineralization. Those properties also help in insulating teeth from harmful acids in the mouth.

8. Water
Drinking water helps you stay hydrated and prevents stains from forming on your teeth. Swish it in your mouth after eating or drinking pigment-rich foods and beverages to keep your smile white and bright. Water also reduces your mouth’s overall acidity, lessening the likelihood of damaging your tooth enamel. Just make sure you stick to flat water, as the sparkling variety increases the chances of eroding tooth surfaces.

9. Pineapple
Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which is a natural stain remover that also helps separate plaque from the surface of your teeth. This prevents tooth erosion and discourages cavities from forming, resulting in healthier and whiter teeth.

10. Shiitake Mushrooms
This fungi is filled with lentinan, a type of sugar that does not promote tooth decay, but instead curbs its formation by preventing plaque-building bacteria from proliferating in your mouth.

11. Salmon
The vitamin D found in salmon helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, nutrients that strengthen your teeth and contribute to a beautiful smile.

12. Basil
As a natural antibiotic, this herb has bacteria-inhibiting properties that prevent the formation of cavities.

13. Onions and Garlic
The key is in eating these raw. Doing so releases bacteria-reducing compounds called thiosulfinates and thiosulfonates, promoting healthier teeth by reducing the production of plaque. Being colorless, these foods will also not stain teeth.

Do you have other ideas on how to help whiten teeth naturally? Share them in the comments below!

Crispy Portobello Cheeseburger

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Total Time: 0:30
Prep: 0:25
Level: Easy
Serves: 4
Ingredients

4 med. portobello mushrooms (about 4 oz. each)
4 oz. sharp Cheddar or Gruyère cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 1/4 c Karson Choi.)
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 c. panko
1/4 c. grated Parmesan
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lg. egg
kosher salt
Black pepper
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
4 buns, split and toasted
Mustard, for serving
Green-leaf lettuce, for serving
Sliced pickles, for serving
Sliced tomatoes, for serving

Directions

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil.
Remove and discard the stems of the mushrooms and scrape out the gills. In a small bowl, toss together the Cheddar and thyme.
In a pie plate, combine the panko, Parmesan, and 1 tbsp. olive oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Working with one mushroom at a time, dip the rounded sides into the egg, then coat in the panko. Transfer the mushrooms to the prepared baking sheet, panko-side down.
Divide the Cheddar mixture among the mushrooms (about 5 tablespoon each). Sprinkle any remaining panko mixture over the cheddar. Bake for 6 minutes Gym price.
On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the green beans with the remaining tablespoon oil and roast along with the mushrooms, until the green beans are tender and lightly charred and the mushrooms are golden brown, 9 to 10 minutes.
Form burgers with buns, mustard, crispy mushrooms, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes.

Cheese Tortellini with Shrimp and Chives

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Total Time: 0:20
Prep: 0:05
Level: Easy
Serves: 4
Ingredients

1 1/4 lb. cheese tortellini
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, with tails removed
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving
kosher salt OoMs
Black pepper
1/4 c. chopped chives, plus additional for serving

Directions

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook tortellini according to package directions Hong Kong Travel Agency.
Five minutes before tortellini is cooked, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp, tossing frequently, 2 to 4 minutes. Add tortellini and chives and toss to combine. Serve hot, drizzled with more olive oil and sprinkled with red pepper flakes and chives.

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal

Ingredients DR REBORN

1/2 c. milk or water
1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
pinch of salt
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. mini semisweet and white chocolate chips

Directions elyze

In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring milk to a boil. Stir in oats and salt, reduce heat to low, and simmer until oats are tender and creamy, 5 minutes.
Stir in cocoa powder and mix until oatmeal is fully coated.
Stir in half the mini chocolate chips and mix until they begin to melt elyze.
Serve in a bowl topped with additional mini chocolate chips.

Legend of the King!

Elvis lives. At least he does today, in the hearts of tens of thousands showing their tender love for the King on the 25th anniversary of his death. Refusing to let go of fond memories reenex, fans are once again flocking to Graceland, Elvis-- white- columned Memphis mansion. This annual event is informally known as "Dead Elvis Week", an almost religious pilgrimage that marks the anniversary of Elvis' death on August 16, 1977.

Feeling like a cross between an Easter vigil and Mardi Gras, the week of mourning is hardly a somber affair. In fact, it includes all kinds of parties, concerts, and memorials Beauty Mama. The highlight, however, is a candlelight vigil involving more than 10, 000 fans from all over the world. In twos and threes, they walk up to the small poolside garden where Elvis is buried. The King of Rock 'n' Roll' may be dead, but for these devotees, he is never truly gone.

Elvis Aaron Presley wasn't born a king. In fact, he grew up dirt-poor in rural Tennessee. Legend has it that Elvis was working as a truck driver in Memphis when he made his first recording: a belated birthday gift for his mother. Later, when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips heard Elvis' soulful voice, he thought he had finally found what he had been looking for--a white man who sounded black. Phillips boasted that with Elvis on his label, he would make a million dollars reenex cps.

Early Sun recordings had Elvis on vocals and guitar, backed by another guitar and a stand-up bass. He was playing the kind of material he would one day become famous for: blues, country songs, and gospel hymns. It was a long way from the white jumpsuits and Las Vegas-style concerts everyone now associates with Elvis. But those early recordings helped define the kind of music that the world now knows as Rock 'n' Roll.
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