Bright Ideas for Whitening Your Teeth

Bright Ideas for Whitening Your Teeth

We all want to have a beautiful smile, and a big part of that is having nice white teeth. We all know that regularly brushing and flossing, as well as limiting our intake of sugary foods and foods) like coffee and tea) that stain is the best way to keep our teeth white, but they are not the only ways.

If you’re looking for a few more bright ideas to whiten your teeth, here are a few things you can try:

Start with Strawberries

We tend to think that because fruits contain a lot of sugar, they are not very good for our teeth – although they are good for other aspects of our health- however, strawberries are well-known to have a whitening effect on the tooth. To harness them to your full advantage, crush one strawberry up. Mix it with half a tablespoon of baking soda and then brush your teeth with the mixture. Then, brush with normal toothpaste and rinse to get rid of any residue. Do this regularly and pretty soon your teeth will be sparkling.

Brush with Baking Soda

While we’re on the subject of baking soda, it’s possible to whiten your teeth using that ingredient alone or mixed with a little coconut oil, using it as you would a normal toothpaste. It isn’t the most pleasant tasting of things, but it really does get good results.

Eating Chocolate

Okay, so you are probably pretty shocked by this suggestion. I mean, most of us consider chocolate to be one of the worst things for our teeth. However, dark chocolate can actually be pretty good at re-mineralising the teeth due to the fact it contains something called theobromine. Not only that, but dark chocolate can also help to stop bacteria from sticking to your teeth where it can cause damage. The key is to choose very dark chocolate that contains little sugar and to brush your teeth as normal.

 

Salt

If you mix a pinch of salt with a pinch of baking soda and rub it on your teeth two or three times a week, it won’t be long before your pearly whites start to appear even whiter.

 

Eat Some Steak

Again, you’re probably wondering how eating steak can help you to whiten your teeth, but it’s not actually the steak that will help you, but the action of chewing it. You see, the more chewing you do, the better it is for your mouth and gums. Not only that, but phosphorus will be released, and both of these things will help to keep your enamel in good condition. Since your teeth begin to yellow when enamel is lost, this is pretty important, and I’m sure you’ll agree, a very pleasurable way of making your teeth a little whiter.

 

Charcoal

Because it’s black, a lot of people are hesitant to put charcoal anywhere near their teeth, but the thing it, it is one of the best things for whitening teeth that we have and it’s all natural. Great for removing plaque and various food stains, all you need to do is place a pinch of powdered charcoal, which you can find here, onto your toothbrush and brush as normal. Then rinse to get rid of the black colour of the charcoal.

 

Nibble on Cheese

If you’re a cheese fan, you’ll be delighted to know that it can increase the alkaline levels of your saliva, which will then work to protect your teeth from the negative effects of acid. If you choose a hard cheese, the act of eating it will help to dislodge food from your teeth, which will also help to keep them white and bright.

 

Bite an Apple

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it could also do the same for the dentist too. Because they are very mildly acidic, crunching apples will help to remove stains over time, and because they produce saliva, they will help to get rid of plaque and bacteria too.

 

The Dentist

Of course, a good cosmetic dentist will be able to whiten your teeth too.You can find 123 Dental here. here. Speak to them if you need fast results that will whiten your teeth in a hurry, but be aware that cosmetic dental procedures can be expensive.

No matter which of these methods for whitening your teeth you try, it is important that you still brush and floss your teeth in the normal way regularly. It’s also important that you see a dentist and dental hygienist at least once every year (more if they think it necessary) because you can’t easily fix poor dental hygiene.

 

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