You won’t want them within three feet of your new white, spring jeans (unless of course they’re the new stain-free variety we reported on this week), but though they might ruin your clothes, strawberries are actually surprisingly good at whitening your teeth. “As strawberries contain malic acid (natures natural teeth whitener) they can gently remove the surface stains that make your teeth look dark and aged,” says Sandeep Senghera, Head of Dentistry for Whatclinic.com. “Strawberries also have the added benefit of ellagitannins, antioxidants that can help reduce stain-attracting bacteria and inflammation in your mouth,” adds a spokesperson for premium teeth whitening toothpaste brand, BlanX.
If you want to get with the Dr. Apa program you need to first throw out the term ‘cosmetic dentistry.’ “Everybody says cosmetic dentistry, it makes me feel like it’s cheapened. Aesthetic dentistry is looking at the patient, figuring out what’s been going on over time and trying to give them the best possible smile in one shot,” he explains.