Whiten Your Teeth with Pineapple and Papaya?

Playing Drs. Rx: Will Pineapple and Papaya Whiten Teeth?

Could eating more pineapple and papaya help your teeth look their best?

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The Doctors discuss a study which found the enzymes bromelain and papain, found in both pineapple and papaya, have been shown to breakdown plaque and possibly even help to whiten your teeth.

The study found that these enzymes help to remove surface stains on people's teeth when compared to people who did not come into contact with the enzymes.

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Of course, the panel is not suggesting someone swap out their toothpaste for these fruits, but they say the study's findings are promising, and also note these fruits are tasty, packed with fiber, and a good source of natural sugar when you're craving something sweet -- and might even help you feel like you're on a tropical vacation!

 

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