Five Natural Tricks for Whitening Your Teeth
Everyone wants a white smile, and fortunately, there are plenty of natural ways you can get one. Of course you’ll want to start with thorough brushing at least twice a day. Flossing is also critical to not only oral health, but to ensuring you have a gleaming, clean smile. But it doesn’t stop there. From the things you eat and drink to the type of toothpaste you use, there are a lot of natural ways to get your smile even brighter.
1) Eat your fruit.
Lots of fruits offering cleaning and brightening power, but strawberries are known for being one of the best options to choose. Not only do their seeds act as a sort-of exfoliant, but the malic acid in them can help remove discoloration on the surface of your teeth, as well.
2) Boost your brushing.
In addition to your regular toothpaste, try brushing with baking soda once a week. It is mildly abrasive, so can gently scrub off surface stains plus unhealthy build-up.
3) Drink red wine…with a glass of water.
While an occasional glass of red wine is known for being good for the heart, it’s also known for staining teeth. You can combat wine’s staining power by drinking a glass of water along with your red wine. Swish it around in your mouth after each sip of wine for the best results.
4) Drink dark liquids through a straw.
Dark liquids like tea, red wine, dark juices, and sodas are common culprits for teeth discoloration. By drinking through a straw you’ll avoid some of the contact these beverages have with your teeth, which can help keep staining to a minimum.
5) Eat carrots.
Carrots are not only good for your eye health, but for your oral health, too! Eating them stimulates saliva production, which gives your mouth a natural cleaning. Their firm texture also scrubs the teeth to help remove surface stains.