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4 ways to chew your way to a whiter, brighter smile


You wear your smile. Not on your sleeve but right up front and on your face. For this reason we spend a lot of money on toothpaste and whiteners.

Since most of us do not carry a toothbrush everywhere to help maintain that vibrant smile, your dentists from Your Dental Health Partners practices offer a few surprising ways to chew your way to a healthier smile.

  1. Fibrous foods that require a lot of chewing like apples, celery and carrots act as natural exfoliate and over time may naturally remove stains from your teeth
  2. Chewing greens such as spinach, broccoli and lettuce create a film over your teeth that acts as a barrier preventing stain molecules from adhering to your teeth.
  3. Raw carrots, when chewed, scrape off plaque and food particles just like a tooth brush and toothpaste and the vitamin A in carrots assist in building tooth enamel.
  4. Pineapples contain an enzyme that helps remove plaque and works as a natural stain remover and can actually whiten your teeth.


It takes serious chewing to break down raw vegetables. Eating raw vegetables cleanses, protects and in some cases whitens your teeth. This Thanksgiving, help yourself to the vegetable platter, whiten your teeth, and be thankful that there