5 Amazing Ways to Make Your Teeth Whiter
A White Smile is an Attractive Smile
You have probably seen that many of the famous people have really white teeth, shining, making you wonder whether they have a perfect diet, or whether their cosmetic dentist does a rather good job.
While most of the time, both would be correct, a whitening treatment and a healthy diet might seem too costly, especially on the level of the movie stars, there are other ways of getting your teeth to be whiter.
Here’s how to identify the cause of your discoloration and begin appropriate teeth stain removal.
Swap out your toothbrush
A whiter smile could be as easy as throwing out your old toothbrush. According ADA, “Replace a toothbrush every three months, or as soon as you see the majority of the bristles begin to bend and look worn down.” After the bristles are worn down, your toothbrush isn’t cleaning your teeth properly.
Brush your tongue
Brushing your tongue isn’t only about having fresh breath. It can also help prevent staining. Your tongue accumulates bacteria, which can eventually lead to discoloration. Use a soft toothbrush and long strokes starting at the very back of the tongue, rinsing your brush after each stroke. This will help remove the bacteria on the brush without re-depositing it on your tongue.
Rinse with apple cider vinegar
While it isn’t as effective as other, more mainstream whitening treatments, it is a natural and organic way to maintain a healthy smile. We recommend rinsing with two parts water to one part apple cider vinegar, and swishing the solution around for one minute.
Eat raw fruits and veggies
Eating fruits, vegetables, and other crunchy foods is good for your body and your teeth. Eating nuts, raw carrots, apples, and cauliflower can help keep your teeth clean by removing surface stains and plaque that leads to cavities.
Watch your Beverages
In addition to the usual staining suspects (coffee, tea, and red wine), stay away from energy drinks. The acid they contain can have the same eroding effects as eating citrus fruits, only your your teeth are bathing in it. Still want your pick-me-up? Drinking beverages through a straw can protect your teeth
There is always an opportunity to consult your dentist who can customize the therapy and the quality of healthy smile you like to achieve. Visit our dentistry to learn more of how we can help you.