Your eating habits, brushing habits, and a lot more contributes to the color of your teeth. If you’re looking to a whiter teeth, then you might need to develop some good dental habits.
Generally, the deciduous teeth of a child are whiter than the ones that follow. With the passage of time, adult teeth experience a change in color because of changes in mineral structure, eating habits, food goods, tobacco, etc. Some medications can also cause tooth enamel to lose its brilliance, shine, and color. Little Health tips could change that.
Want brighter, whiter teeth as soon as Possible? Follow these Simple Steps
1) Rinse your mouth out after every meal
The food or coffee that is remaining on your teeth is what stains your teeth. Imagine a car that is splashed with mud – if you want to keep this car clean you would clean it right away. If you leave the mud on your car for a long period of time, some parts will harden and remain on your car even after rain or a first car wash. Just like this, you need to keep your teeth free of debris and gunk. So after every meal, rinse your mouth out with water as soon as you can.
If I’m eating out with friends, I’ll do it when nobody is looking with the glass of water in front of me, or make a quick trip to the restroom and quickly rinse my mouth out there.
2) Brush your teeth after every meal if you can
If you’re at home, make a habit of doing this after a meal. If you’re at the office, you may feel a little anal doing this after breakfast or lunch.
True story: When I was living in Korea, every time I went to the bathroom I saw people brushing their teeth. At first, I thought that these workers probably stayed at the office overnight or forgot to brush their teeth at home!
Then I realized that in that culture, a lot of people keep a small travel toothbrush kit in their drawer at work. While at first, I thought it was weird, eventually I realized it was a smart way to make sure you don’t have food stuck in your teeth at the next board meeting, and a great habit for maintaining a clean and healthy smile.
Try to brush your teeth after a meal when possible – it only takes a minute of your time.
3. Gargle with apple cider vinegar
Do this in the morning and then brush as usual. The vinegar helps help remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums that cause Mouth odor
4. Use Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste
Baking Soda isn’t a shocker here. Sodium bicarbonate (its official name) is mildly abrasive; gently scrubbing away surface stains to return teeth to a whiter shade. It’s also very alkaline (the opposite of acidic) so I would think if you have a very acidic mouth or eat a lot of acidic food, it could help balance out the Ph, which would be useful as acid breaks down enamel-this is strictly speculation on my part.
It will also reduce the acidity of the lemon juice, which acts as a natural bleach of sorts. I use a mixture of baking soda and water on some days, and use the lemon juice on others, as I don’t want to overdo it.
You will need…
-Several teaspoons of baking soda
-Enough lemon juice or water to form a paste
Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply.
Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes.
5) Floss Regularly!
Why do dentists always give you a lecture about flossing? Because, flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky bacteria, or plaque, from your teeth. As one professor at the NYU school of dentistry puts it, “Each tooth has five surfaces. If you don’t floss, you are leaving at least two of the surfaces unclean, floss is the only thing that can really get into that space between the teeth and remove bacteria.” In other words, if you don’t floss, you’re gross. Plaque and tartar buildup is not only disgusting and unhealthy, it’s not attractive.
If you think flossing takes too long, it doesn’t. Start the habit by just flossing 2-3 teeth (as silly as it sounds it’ll help you build the habit). At least go for the molars (on the side that you naturally chew), where most of the gunk will be stuck between your teeth.
6) Eat ‘CRISPY’ foods
Foods that are firm or crisp help clean teeth as they’re eaten. We already mentioned apples (otherwise known as nature’s toothbrush); other choices include raw carrots, celery, and popcorn. For best results, make crispy foods the final food you eat in your meal if you know you won’t be able to brush your teeth right after eating for a whiter teeth.
7) Brush your teeth before you go to Bed at night
It’s one of the two most crucial times. That’s because saliva (which keeps cavity-causing plaque off teeth) dries up at night, so it’s best to have all plaque cleaned off the teeth before sleep. It’s also important to brush first thing in the morning to brush off plaque and bacteria (morning breath!) that may have built up as you slept.
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