If you still haven’t been convinced to eat lots of raw fruits and veggies, beauty editor Nicole Emmerling has one more reason for you. -- AP
That’s right, Anastasia. Raw fruits and vegetables actually brush your teeth in
a natural way. They enhance the production of saliva, washing away sugars and
food particles and preventing staining.
Another great tip is to avoid staining foods such as coffee, tomato sauce and
red wine for 48 hours after you’ve used a whitener. Your teeth are more porous
right after whitening and more susceptible to discoloring.
And here's a tip for you coffee drinkers (Are you listening, Anastasia?) Adding milk with at least 2% milk fat to your coffee will produce fewer coffee stains on your teeth. The larger molecules in milk wrap around the coffee's dark pigments, helping to keep them from sticking to your teeth. Latte anyone?
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