Smart Ways To Whiten Your Teeth
Science has proven that smiling is good for us, but what can we do if something is getting in the way of us flashing our grins? Of course, I’m talking about teeth that aren’t as white as we’d like them to be. Fortunately, there are plenty of things we can do to brighten and whiten our teeth. Keep reading to find out what they are.
While the research evidence in favor of oil pulling is patchy there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that it works. Oil pulling consists of swishing oil around the mouth and is said to help remove bacteria that can cause plaque. It originates from India but seems to be quite popular worldwide right now.
To oil pull, choose coconut oil as this can be anti-inflammatory, as well as help to kill off bacteria. It also tastes a bit better than the other oils on the market which is good news as you will have to swish it around for 15-20 mins daily to see any effect.
Remember to wait until the coconut oil has melted before you put it in your mouth. Also be sure to dispose of the used oiled correctly in a bin, as it can easily solidify and cause issues for your drains at home.
Get a professional whitening treatment
Another great way to get white teeth is to opt for a professional whitening treatment provided by your dentist. Look for a dentist that offers both in-office and at-home treatments to provide you with the most choice.
In-office treatments tend to take around an hour and involve hydrogen peroxide solution being applied to the teeth along with light treatment in 15 min periods.
At home, whitening treatments on the other hand are ones where you are given the supplies by your dentist to complete the routine in the comfort of your own home. For this treatment, you will be provided with a custom tray, although it does often take a little longer for the best results.
Eat this not that
You’re probably already sick of people telling you to eat more fruit and vega as it is, however, what you may not realise is that it’s not just good for your body, but can help keep your teeth white too.
Some types of fruits and vegetables can be particularly useful here too. One of these is a delicious pineapple that contains the enzyme bromelain. A substance that has had some success with removing tooth stains. Raw veggies such as carrot and celery are great for keeping teeth white as well because their fibrous nature acts to remove plaque buildup. Last, of all, some people swear by strawberries as a way to keep their teeth as white as possible. The reason being that they are full of malic acid which is also great at lifting stubborn stains.
In addition to some food being helpful for whitening teeth, there are also some that you need to avoid. In particular, any substance that stains the teeth such as tea or coffee needs to be consumed in moderation. Sugary foodstuffs such as chocolate and candy are also a bad idea if you want to keep your teeth as white as possible, as they encourage plaque growth.
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