The easiest way to whiten your teeth would be by using toothpastes that make big promises of whitening or by getting whitening trays done either at home or at the dentist’s office. If you ask your dentist on how to get whiter teeth, you may be advised to take the short cut of getting your teeth bleached. But remember, short cuts aren’t necessarily the best way of getting things done. Did you know that these chemical treatments can cause tooth sensitivity and at times pain? There are several ways to whiten your teeth without using harmful chemicals.
Dental hygiene helps in maintaining your bright white smile, as well as also keeps your body healthy, since poor oral hygiene leads to serious health risks. Grandma always said prevention was better than cure, right? Brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily helps your teeth retain their original white color. Rinsing your mouth with water after eating also prevents from your teeth being stained.
Eating crunchy fruit and vegetables help whiten your teeth. Bite into an apple every day, rather than slicing it or juicing it and you will find that your teeth are whiter, and you need to make fewer visits to the doctor or dentist. Cucumber, pears, celery and carrots also help keep your teeth naturally white. Strawberries are known to contain malic acid, which can remove food stains on your teeth.
Teeth tend to get yellow with age because the outer layer of enamel wears away. The second layer, which is called dentin, is slightly yellow. In order to prevent your enamel from wearing away, try not to stain your teeth. Some beverages tend to stain your teeth, and this can be avoided by drinking with a straw, so that your drink will have less contact with your teeth. If you pay heed to your grandma’s tips on how to get your teeth whiter, you will be spared the pain and huge dental bills as well.
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