Your teeth help you chew, talk and can actually make or break your entire appearance. This means that you need to make efforts to keep them as healthy, pretty and white as possible. Use the following tips to ensure your teeth always look their best.
Tip: Eat a white teeth diet.
Cigarettes, red wine and black tea can all stain your teeth. The fact is that if a food or drink is dark prior to consumption, it will likely stain your teeth. If you eat or drink these items regularly, you should be sure to brush your teeth directly after. This will reduce the staining effects that the foods have. If you already have substantial discoloration, then you may want to consider having Oral Health Center take a look at your teeth to determine what needs to be done.
Tip: Get a new toothbrush.
It is a good idea to replace your toothbrush every two to three months. Otherwise you will simply be transferring bacteria into your mouth each time you brush. Also, use a gentle circular motion when brushing, instead of a back and forth one in order to decrease damage to your gums.
Tip: Eat hard and crisp foods.
Foods that are crisp and firm when consumed will act as a tooth cleaner. Some examples include celery, apples, carrots and popcorn. It is a good idea to eat these foods with meals when you will not be able brush directly after.
Tip: Use apple cider vinegar as a gargle.
This should be done each morning and then you should brush as usual. The vinegar will help to remove the stains, whiten your teeth and kill the bacteria that are present on your teeth and gums. This can help to promote a healthier and whiter smile.
Tip: Use baking soda to brush your teeth at least once weekly.
Baking soda will help to whiten your teeth. You should use it just as you would traditional toothpaste. Salt can also be used as an alternative to toothpaste. If you gums begin to feel raw using salt instead of toothpaste, you should only use it every other day, as it can be much more abrasive to your gums.
It is important to floss daily. You can even practice flossing without looking in the mirror so that you can do it anywhere, at work, in the car and even in bed. This will help to promote healthy gums, which will lead to a brighter smile.
Great oral care will ensure that you have a dazzling white and healthy smile for years to come. Remember, regular dental visits are also important to ensure continued healthy teeth and gums.