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Natural Teeth Whiteners

Foods to Naturally Whiten Teeth

by admin on August 5, 2010

It has long been known that a whiter smile is more appealing to people. Teeth whitening has been practiced since ancient times, and may of the more natural ways of whitening teeth are used today, by regulating one’s diet to ensure a clean, bright smile! Certainly, there are ways to whiten your teeth with gels, strips, and pens, but another great tool is food. That’s right, foods can either help or hurt your teeth, depending on how they are eaten and what you’re eating.

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Not To Eat

It is best to not drink coffee, tea, colas or red wine, which are all known to stain teeth and cause some decay of the enamel. Apples and potatoes can cause discoloration, but they also tend to clean off the teeth. Just wash your mouth out after eating apples.

Great things to do for your teeth

  • Strawberries can be made into a puree and smothered on the teeth, as strawberries have a natural enzyme that removes tooth stains.
  • Orange peels can be used to remove tooth stains, just by rubbing the inside of a peel against your tooth surfaces.
  • A little lemon juice and salt work very well to remove stains just wash your mouth out with this, or even rock salt and warm water will work at night to remove stains.
  • Baking soda has long been known to work wonders on your smile. It may taste awful, but put some baking soda on your toothbrush, brush with it, and then wash your mouth out.

Also, if you are a tobacco user, stop or slow down your tobacco use, as both dipping and smoking can cause tooth discoloration. Avoid mouthwash, as it sometimes will stain teeth. Finally, remember that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Going to the dentist once or twice a year for a cleaning and checkup will do your smile wonders.

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Natural Teeth Whiteners

by admin on August 3, 2010

Natural teeth whiteners are often better for your body and are great for your smile. If a child needs to brighten his or her teeth, or if you are a pregnant or nursing woman, or even if you don’t like the idea of putting carbamide peroxide into your mouth, these suggestions might help you. There are plenty of suggestions to naturally whiten your teeth with foods and other products that you can find in your kitchen! Remember that not everyone’s teeth are the same and vary even more than the types of stains that can inflict your teeth with yellow splotches.

  1. Strawberries contain natural enzymes that act to clean teeth. Simply by eating strawberries and chewing them well, your teeth can be cleaned. The enzymes in the strawberry are activated when they are crushed or ground up, so pureeing the strawberries before you eat them, or even brush your teeth with them do amazing things for your teeth! In fact, researchers have found that the best teeth whiteners are, indeed, fruit!
  2. Orange peels work as well to make your teeth shiny. Just rub the inside of the peel across your teeth and your shine will be healthier. The inside of the peel acts as a gentle abrasive that is safe for teeth. I generally chew my orange peels, as unusual as it sounds, I picked that trick up from my mom who used to do that when she was sick. Orange peels are loaded with Vitamin C.
  3. A mixture of lemon juice and salt does your smile good; as well as putting baking soda on your tooth brush.
  4. Crunchy fruits and vegetables act as an abrasive agent, causing stains to vanish and plaque to be removed.
  5. Try gargling a mixture of rock salt and warm water at night. Use one teaspoon in an 8 oz glass of warm water.

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