10 Secrets to Whiter Teeth

10 Secrets to Whiter Teeth

10 secrets to whiter teeth

Smiles are infectious. We have adages, age old, that talk about how important it is to smile and keep a good looking face at all times. Many of us have the most beautiful smiles, while today many shy away from smiling whole heartedly. The primary reason is having the problem of yellowing of teeth. No one wants to show yellow teeth when they smile. Here are a few simple tricks and ways and 10 secrets to whiter teeth.

1. Visit your dentist regularly:

Visit your dentist regularly

While many of us only imagine the visit to the dentist to be a cause of pain, it is also the only solution to many of our dental problems. Visit your dentist regularly to get your teeth polished and keep them clean along with maintaining a healthy oral hygiene

2. Brush:

Brush White Teeth

Yes, as clichéd and old this advice is, it is probably the best piece of advice to have clean white teeth. Brush every day and after meals to avoid the teeth from getting yellow. Also, it would save your teeth from any kinds of cavity problems due to food getting stuck.

3. Chew your foods:

Chew your foods

Some foods, fruits and vegetables that are rich and high in fibre content actually help make the teeth whiter by acting as a natural scrub for your teeth. So, chew your salads and fruits properly and keep the teeth white and healthy.

4. No smoking or tea:

Say no to Coffee or Tea

Tea, coffee and smoking are a gateway to not so healthy or white teeth. So, if you are having too much of any of these, it is time to sit back and review the consumption to ensure good health of your teeth and keep them glowing and white. It is important to brush after you have consumed any of these culprits as these leaves stains on your teeth.

5. Rinse your mouth:

Some foods and wines also stain your teeth slowly and gradually and one might not even notice it. It is important to just rinse your mouth after you have juices with artificial sweeteners and preservatives and even after red wine etc.

6. Use that straw:

Use that straw

If the person over the counter served you the drink with a straw, it might be a good enough reason to use it as well. Some drinks leave the teeth stained as you gulp them, so a straw is a better way to relish them and at the same time save your teeth from going yellow.

7. Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great way to keep whiter and healthier teeth. One should gargle with apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning, even before one goes to brush one’s teeth, to remove stains.

8. Baking Soda:

Baking Soda

While a little bit of baking soda will make those cakes fluff up, baking soda is a great way to keep your teeth white and glowing. Use baking soda to brush your teeth once in a week to keep them stain free and white.

9. Colours work wonders:

Colours work wonders

Ladies tend to use lipsticks every day. So, sometimes the wrong lipstick can make your teeth look stained or yellow. Choose the right preferably a dark coloured lipstick to accentuate your white beautiful teeth. Light shades make your teeth look yellow.

10. Do it yourself kits:

Last but not the least, today the market is loaded with teeth whitening kits like strips, cleaning aids to help give one healthy and white teeth. Use them as and when required but not on a daily basis as they could have adverse effects.

If at all you feel that nothing seems to help, you might need to go to your dentist and get the teeth cleaned. A few sittings at a dentist and you will walk out with pearly white coloured teeth that you will treasure for a long time to come.

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Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad