There are many ways that you can keep your teeth sparkling white. The easiest of course is to pay through your nose and make periodical visits to the dentist. The other and this is usually the much preferred option by most, is to try out home remedies that are just as successful and effective without having to dip into your pot of savings. The best part of these methods is that they need not be taken as a daily bothersome chore. Going through these activities once in a while will be enough to light up the room when you smile.
What then are some of these ways and means that a lot of people swear by?
Flossing your Teeth – There is a myth that flossing requires visits to your dentist. Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact flossing can be done equally well in your home. However, by force of habit, people find brushing easier than flossing even though dentists and hygienists say that flossing is more important than brushing for optimum teeth maintenance. The act of flossing removes stains and particles from between your teeth and is very good for maintaining white stain less teeth.
Eating crunchy fruits and vegetables – Just imagine the action of a toothbrush where there is an element of scrubbing action involved. The same goes for crunchy fruits and vegetables such as carrots, celery, apples and guava. The rough pieces scrub on the teeth while you are chewing on them and help to remove stains, food particles and bacteria. Apples in particular contain malic acid that goes a long way in removing surface stains from teeth and is also found in many conventional teeth whitening products that can be had off super market shelves.
Using baking soda and lemon – It is a very effective and age old teeth whitening remedy. In fact, many types of toothpaste that profess teeth whitening as one of their main USP have baking soda as its ingredient. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a paste of 1:2 ratios of baking soda and water and brush with it once a week. Frequent brushing though can damage your tooth enamel and you definitely wouldn’t want it. However, if you are trying out this remedy to remove stains, remember that it will not work wonders overnight. Your teeth will start sparkling only after a period of time. Patience is the key to this method as any expert who has gone through a dental technology program and is in the know of things about dental care will tell you.
Preventing tooth stains – This is an indirect method and the logic behind it is simple. Avoid any food and beverages that might affect your teeth and make it yellow and you have ones that are white and shining. Coffee, red wine, berries and soda will stain your teeth. Cut back on sugar intake and increase the calcium component in your diet. A final word of advice – shun smoking and chewing tobacco from your life. These are the biggest causes of stained teeth.
Follow these simple pointers and have teeth that will be the envy of all those who see you smile.