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Here are My 3 Tips for Teeth Whitening from Home
Nobody wants yellow teeth, and if you?ve paid attention over the last few years, you?ll notice that people seem to have smiles that are getting even whiter. I?ve put together my 3 tips on how to get your teeth whiter, and keep them whiter in the comfort of your own home!
To understand how to whiten teeth, first we have to know why teeth get yellow. There are a few factors that contribute to the color of your teeth. Some of these include genetics (not much we can do about that), what food and drinks you consume, and how well you practice oral hygiene.
I?m going to give you a tip for each of these categories (minus the genetics, because? well, you just can?t change that!)
Everyday Teeth Whitening Tips:
1. Reduce the amount of staining drinks you are having (ex: coffee, tea, red wine). You might be thinking ?duh!? or ?I can?t give that up!? No worries, I gotchu?. If you have to drink coffee or tea, try to dilute it with some milk (I prefer almond milk), and make sure to use a straw. Using a straw decreases the direct contact of the drink with your enamel (the outer layer of the tooth), which will lead to less staining molecules that will be able to grab onto your teeth.
2. Eat crunchy vegetables: Vegetables, such as carrots and celery, improve saliva creation, which helps wash out plaque and debris. Removing plaque and debris will help your teeth appear whiter (and stay healthier)!
3. Use a whitening toothpaste. Toothpastes that whiten your teeth actually work, but it takes consistency (so be patient)! You need to brush your teeth with it twice a day for 14-??30 days to see results (look at the instructions on the back since each toothpaste varies). They help break up surface stains. These toothpastes typically include special, gentle abrasives and other components that can clean teeth AND remove stains.
CAUTION: Please only purchase whitening toothpastes from well known brands at a store, or your dentist?s office. These toothpastes are regulated and are safe for use, when compared to the toothpastes that are being sold over social media.
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