In today’s world whiter teeth is looked upon as common. But not everyone has good oral hygiene. A good general dentist will always recommend to brush at least twice a day. To fight oral bacteria flossing is recommended regularly. Here are some general guidelines to observe teeth whitening habits:
1- Teeth Whitening Products:
These products are easily found in most drug stores and some grocery stores. From toothpastes in all there different forms to more advanced products like kits, strips, floss, and mouthwash all will definitely help you achieve your daily general dentist recommended goals.
2- Sugarless Gum:
Simply chewing on sugar less gum is clinically proven to produce more saliva which is an important part of oral cleansing, especially after eating and drinking.
3- Eating Certain Fruit and Veggies:
Pears, Celery, carrots and other fruits and vegetables have a certain characteristic to produce more saliva for you, so snack on these often!
4- Drinking Less Soda etc.
Some drinks like soda and coffee for instance, are known factors in deteriorating human teeth. Others like fruit juices are just as bad, so drinking more water and milk, and generally less caffeinated, sugary-acidic drinks is helpful to improving ones teeth.
5- Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide is an antibacterial agent. Mixed with a SMALL amount of baking soda, it can be used like any regular toothpaste to effectively remove more plaque. Or using hydrogen peroxide by itself on gums and teeth also clears up bacteria well.
6- Apple Cider:
Get whiter teeth by also swishing/applying apple cider for at least a minute.
7- Tobacco and Drugs:
Of Course, making sacrifices is all about life, and having whiter teeth comes with a lot of demands fortunately it may also save your life!! See smoking and taking oral drugs–or any drugs for that matter, is terrible for your health not to mention your teeth OUCH! Just google smokers teeth to get the picture. Now it may take some time but talk with your doctor about your goals and if your serious I’m sure you two will work something out.
So we have covered general dos-and don’ts to having and maintaining healthy white teeth but what about having beautiful white teeth until your 60 or even 80? Well, it depends on how willing you are to keep your pearly whites. Do you find yourself smiling confidently or hesitatingly? Remember an important part of any goal is to make the right intention. Like; “hey, maybe I won’t have to get false teeth in my old age.. ha!” so how’s that for motivation?