Perfect teeth are everywhere. Cosmetic dentistry is a multi-million dollar industry dedicated to changing dingy, yellow teeth in to photo ready smiles. But, not everyone wants to use such harsh chemicals. There a way to keep your smile healthy, clean, and your teeth bright and white! Here are 5 all-natural solutions to a breathtakingly white smile.
Use Your Foods
According to Doctor Oz, there are several foods that can contribute to the overall health and well being of your teeth and boost their brightness. Apples are a fairly obvious one, as they work to clean the teeth. Less obvious are raisins and strawberries. Raisins encourage saliva production and strawberries work as a cleaning agent. Both contribute to a healthier mouth and a healthier body!
Use Your Tools
We all know how important it is to brush regularly. We also probably know that we should be flossing, but oftentimes, flossing falls to the wayside. Flossing is a great way to naturally aid the healthiness and whiteness of your teeth. Throw some mini flossers in your bag or your glove box and you’ll be ready to floss on the fly.
Xylitol is a natural sweetener and is beginning to be found in a lot of gums. If you have some gum with Xylitol, you can pop in your mouth for a quick breath freshening and while you chew your teeth will be getting whiter and healthier. Plus, skipping out on refined sugar will help your enamel stay healthier in the long run too!
Use Your Pantry
There are several items in your pantry that can be used to whiten and brighten your teeth. Some doctors suggest using a bit of baking soda and lemon mixed together. Don’t leave it on your teeth for longer than 60 seconds because it will begin to erode the enamel.
Drinks like coffee and red wine stain the teeth quickly. While a cup of coffee might be a great way to wake yourself up, it wreaks havoc on the teeth. It’s good to rinse your mouth with water after drinking or eating foods or drinks that stain your teeth. This way your naturally white smile can shine through.
Your smile is a gift and you can keep it looking young, white, and healthy with a few natural methods. Grab an apple, some sugar-free gum, and hold the extra latte for a perfect smile!