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Watch and Learn: Whiter Teeth, Naturally

We’ve recently come across a number of great videos about dental care on The first in the series we’d like to share covers ways you can get a whiter, brighter smile at home, just by eating and drinking a certain way.

Some of the tips include:

– Eating cheese before drinking red wine (the cheese forms a film that keeps teeth from staining)

– Consuming crunchy foods like apples, carrots, and celery — all scrub teeth of stains

– Mint leaves prevent stains by forming a protective coating on the teeth’s enamel

– Lemon juice and baking soda makes an inexpensive home whitening solution (use sparingly — this is a very potent combination)

– Cream or milk in coffee dilutes the staining properties of coffee

– Lemon, oranges, and strawberries all help remove stains naturally just by eating them


–Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre, Ann Arbor Dentist


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