How To Get Whiter Teeth From Doing Just A Few Simple Things Everyday
Teeth aren’t just for helping you to chew your food or talk. They do so much more!
A lovely white, bright smile not makes you feel good and looks great, but it could actually increase your chances of getting a partner, getting that job you always wanted or haggling a better deal! Seriously! Don’t underestimate the power of a smile. Did you know that in a recent survey 71 percent of women say that they judge a man based on his teeth. This makes sense really. If someone looks after their teeth, then they must have pride in their appearance and look after the rest of their body!
Having a brilliant smile will actually help you be more attractive to the opposite sex and having whiter teeth will make you more inviting, engaging and exciting.
In this post we will show you how you can create a great looking smile with whiter teeth without having to go to the dentist and pay for expensive teeth whitening procedures.
1. Quite obvious really – Brush your teeth when you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
The morning and night-time are the two most crucial times in the day for your teeth. The reason is that saliva dries up at night. Saliva helps to keep cavity-causing plaque off your teeth, so when it dries up at night, your teeth come under attack from the plaque that could be around your teeth. So it’s best to have all plaque cleaned off the teeth before you go to sleep.
Brushing first thing in the morning is awesome too, as all that plaque and bacteria in your mouth, which causes bad morning breath, has built up while you have slept.
Keeping your teeth and gums clean will help with the whiteness of your teeth and cause you less stress when you do visit the dentist.
2. Give your teeth a brush with baking soda once a week
Ok, so you can get toothpaste that contains baking soda, but it just isn’t enough to have a good result on your teeth. By brushing with a little bit of baking soda it will remove stains and whiten your teeth. Use it just like you would toothpaste. Put a little bit on your brush (make sure your brush is wet) and brush into your teeth in circular motions. Salt is a great alternative toothpaste as well but just be sure to spit it out so you don’t swallow too much salt, as that can be bad for your health. Also, if your gums start to feel raw, switch to brushing with salt every other day.
3. Gargle with a bit of vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is great at removing stains from your teeth. After you have brushed, gargle with a bit of apple cider vinegar (a cap full, just like normal mouth wash) and then spit out after 30 seconds. The vinegar helps help remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums.
4. Eat ‘detergent’ foods.
Detergent foods are foods that are firm or crisp and help clean teeth as they’re eaten. Apples, raw carrots, celery, and popcorn are just a few of the detergent foods that you can eat to help whiten your teeth.
The trick is to make ‘detergent’ foods the final food you eat in your meal. Great foods to eat if you know you won’t be able to brush your teeth right after eating.
5. Replace your Toothbrush
To keep your teeth really clean and white, you need to be cleaning them with a clean brush. Replace your electric toothbrush heads or toothbrush every 3 months.
Toothbrushes can become contaminated quite easily with oral microbial organisms.
Viruses and bacteria from an infected person’s mouth can live for weeks on a toothbrush surface, and continue to cause illness.
6. Give your tongue a good scrape!
Keeping your tongue clean will help to keep your whole mouth clean and fresh. By using a tongue scraper every morning, you are essentially removing lots of tongue plaque and freshen your breath.
Bad breath is caused by many things but bacteria build up on the tongue is a major issue for this. Daily tongue scraping or brushing will help. Try and use a tongue scraper as this is much more effective than brushing your tongue with a toothbrush.
7. Go on a diet for your teeth!
What you eat can have a massive effect on the color of your teeth. If you’re a slave to the red wine, love drinking black coffee, or having the odd cheeky cigarette or cigar, then expect these vices to make an appearance on your pearly whites as stains. So here’s the idea. Go on a diet for your teeth. If it’s the liquid or food is dark before you put it in your mouth, it will probably stain your teeth. Brush immediately after eating or drinking foods that stain teeth and use a good bleaching agent, either over-the-counter or in the dentist’s office. For convenient teeth-cleaning action, eat an apple.
8. Buy An Electric Toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes clean your teeth better than manual brushing. FACT. So why not invest in one, so that your teeth and gums become healthier as a result!
Read our Electric Toothbrush Reviews and see what’s out there for you and your pearly whites!
9. Rinse with water after eating oranges
Not many people know this but citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, contain acid that erodes tooth enamel. This alone can make your teeth stain more easily. Although they’re a good go-to for vitamin C they can be bad for your teeth if you don’t rinse with water afterwards. Rinse your mouth out immediately with water after eating these fruits to wash the destructive acid off your teeth.