Americans spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on oral hygiene a year. Now, some of that money goes to the necessities, but some of it goes to ineffective teeth whitening solutions that don’t always have the intended results. If you’re looking for ways to keep your smile sparkling, use these tips to naturally brighten your smile!
How To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally
Baking Soda and Water. This simple tip will help you bring brightness back to your smile. Simply mix ½ tsp of baking soda with ½ tsp water. Mix this until a past forms (a tooth paste, if you will). Brush your teeth with paste for about a minute and then rinse as you normally would. You should only use this tip once a week to avoid abrasion.
Eat Oranges and Pineapples. Eating good foods is one of the easiest ways to treat your body right. The teeth are part of the body so it is only natural that they would follow suit. Fruits that contain citric acid help you salivate more. The salivation process helps wash your teeth clean naturally. There may be a temptation in seeing citric acid and going for the granddaddy of them all.
AVOID – Please, DO NOT use lemon juice to whiten your teeth faster. The concentration of citric acid in lemons is higher and can actually erode teeth if applied directly and frequently.
Eat More Dairy. Milk, yogurt and cheese, if you like dairy you’ve inadvertently done your pearly whites a favor. Dairy helps fight tooth decay and it may not be for the reasons you think. Dairy has lactic acid which helps protect against tooth decay. Are you just looking for the dairy product that will whiten your teeth? Next time you are at the store grab your favorite hard cheese. Hard cheeses can help remove food particles.
These quick and easy tips can help form better habits that will lead to brighter and whiter teeth. It’s important to eat the right things and take proper care of your teeth, but it’s also important to visit your dentist.
If you are truly looking for bright and white teeth, create an action plan with your dentist including in office and at home options. Teeth Whitening Treatments, including Zoom, are affordable and can be set up for any length of time depending on the severity of the staining.