Malic acid is organic and occurs naturally in many of the fruits we eat. It makes for that slightly sour taste in fruit and is sometimes added to prepared foods. It is a type of acid that can eat away at tooth-staining acids on your teeth, helping to keep them clean. Apples, bananas and peaches contain high concentrations of malic acid. Other fruits containing significant amounts of malic acid include: watermelon, pineapple, apricots, lemons, grapes, prickly pears, mangoes, kiwi fruit and strawberries. Ending a meal with fruit can help keep your smile brighter and whiter. For more information about malic acid and tooth whitening, visit with your Bearable Dentistry dentists and hygienists.
Posted on July 22, 2013 by Bearable