What do people see when they talk to you for the first time? Are they put off when you open your mouth and do they ignore you in later meets? While you may have a good personality and positive energy, your dental hygiene could be on the rocks. Bad breath, broken teeth, bleeding gums etc. put people off and you should make an effort to stay beautiful in your mouth too.
Below are the simple tips to make you more beautiful and to make your teeth stronger, whiter, and healthier:
- Change your toothbrush
While toothbrushes look like they are in tip-top condition for even a year, or longer, you shouldn’t be cheated. Toothbrushes lose their ability to clean well and there is also bacterial accumulation with time. Replace your tooth brush at least one every three months. If using an electric toothbrush, replace the head.
- Change your diet to white teeth friendly
Discolored teeth significantly affect your beauty by denying you the chance to smile well especially if you are conscious of your appearance. However, do you know that you could be the cause of the discoloration?
Black tea, coffee, smoking cigarettes, and quaffing a little too much red wine will stain your teeth and if you don’t brush immediately after, your teeth will begin to stain losing their pearly whiteness.
- Clean out your tongue
Much has been mentioned and written about halitosis. The main cause of this is bacteria in your mouth and especially the tongue. Besides a tooth brush, get a tongue scrapper and use it daily to get rid of bacteria and eventually the bad breath. This will enhance your confidence, which contributes a great deal to your beauty and/or feeling beautiful.
- Use apple cider vinegar
Don’t drink it, rather gargle. Drinking apple cider vinegar has a lot of health benefits including weight loss. Besides weight loss, you can gargle apple cider vinegar before brushing your teeth because of its effectiveness in getting rid of stains on the teeth. Gargle every morning before brushing.
- Detergent foods
There are better ways to strengthen, whiten and clean your teeth rather than using chemicals. Nature provides several of her products for this purpose. These foods include popcorns, sugarcane, apples, celery, and carrots. These are effective especially when you know that you won’t be able to clean your teeth after eating.
- Maintain freshness
Foul breath shouldn’t be the only reason why you should freshen your breath. For beauty, confidence, and general good hygiene, buy sugar free breath mint or alcohol-free mouthwash.
- Floss with your eyes shut
You should learn to floss even without a mirror. To do this, you should consider flossing with your eyes shut. In return, you will be able to floss at your desk, in the car, or in bed. Flossing beats the accumulated plaque.
Your teeth will not turn white magically at one go. Ladies, instead of beating yourself up, apply lipstick to conceal the teeth color.
- Brush twice daily
Brush your teeth immediately after getting out of bed and just before getting back to bed. Saliva dries up when you are asleep and this promotes growth of plaque.
In conclusion, you have all the tips for whiter, stronger, and healthier teeth. Practice them! And, remember to visit your dentist semi-annually.
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