Whitening your teeth does not always have to involve a tooth-whitening paste or tooth-whitening strips. The following is a recipe for a delicious fruit dip for apple slices that will make your taste buds jump with glee.
Secrets Behind Your Creamy, Strawberry Dip
Your dip calls for strawberries. Strawberries contain an active ingredient called malic acid. Malic acid helps break down the biofilm that stains and bacteria use to stick to your teeth. This should help bring out the natural ivory color of your teeth.
The recipe also calls for almonds. Almonds are very crunchy, so they will help clean your teeth. Almonds also contain a high amount of calcium. Your teeth are mostly made up of calcium. The calcium content should help your teeth remineralize. That means your enamel will be stronger and better suited to fight off bacterial attacks. Some of the bacteria in your mouth produce acid that will eventually stain your teeth, so making sure your teeth are remineralized is important.
The next ingredient is raw honey. Honey is highly osmotic and will dehydrate the oral pathogens responsible for all those oral issues, like stained teeth. Honey also contains enzymes that stop the reproductive process of the oral pathogens in your mouth.
You will also be dunking apple slices in your dip. Apples contain malic acid, like strawberries, and are quite crunchy. This will help you scrape off stubborn stains from your teeth.
Remember this whitening method is only meant to deal with surface stains and help prevent them. Deeper stains that have seeped under your enamel can only be dealt with by your dentist.
The Strawberry Dip Recipe
- 4 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 a teaspoon of pure and organic vanilla extract
- 1/2 a cup of raw honey
- 1/4 a cup of freshly pureed strawberries
- 1/4 a cup of sugar-free whipped cream
- 1/4 a cup of crushed almonds
- 1 or 2 sliced apples
- Use a hand-mixer or an electric mixer to blend all the ingredients together (with the exception of your sliced apples).
- Dip your apple slices in your fruit dip and enjoy. Make sure you share, so your whole family can enjoy a sparkling smile.
This dip should last up to two days as long as you refrigerate it, and keep it in an airtight container. As you can see, whitening your teeth can be an exciting culinary experience. Consult with your dentist, one like Savini Daniel DDS, for more tips.