Summer is approaching and that means, sun, surf, friends and snapshots! But when it comes to saying “cheese,” do you suddenly find yourself tight-lipped? Having discoloured teeth is an issue that plagues lots of people! Luckily, there are a variety of teeth-whitening products on the market you can try, but did you know, there are quite a few at-home remedies you can do as well!
Try an All-Natural Formula
At home remedies can really help not only with heath but also with saving pennies. Try this formula: Combine 1/2 tsp baking soda with ½ tsp table salt to make a tooth cleanser. Want something with a little freshness? Try adding a drop of essential oils such as lemon, orange, grapefruit or breath-freshening peppermint! Wet your toothbrush; dip it into your mixture and brush! The chemical reaction of the mixture with the water will help to lighten stains. Only use this remedy once a week to avoid damaging your enamel.
Top up on Teeth-Saving Snacks
Reach for snacks that will help naturally to clean and remove bacteria by increasing saliva teeth that. These include: apple, pears, strawberries, celery, and carrots – anything really crunchy. The additional saliva they produce help to remove bacteria and whiten teeth.
The Wonders of Water
Simple trick you can do pretty much anywhere and on the go to help prevent food from staining teeth – just swish water in your mouth for about 30 seconds after you have ate.
The Goodness of Creamy Coffee
Not only does it make coffee taste creamy and just yummy, but also it can help keep your teeth white. By adding just a splash of cream or milk to black coffee or teas, it changes the chemistry of the beverage making it more difficult to stain teeth.
When it comes to the tube, Go All-Natural
When choosing your tube of toothpaste, reach for something that is all natural and that contains organic ingredients. This combination will help to brighten and protect teeth, without any chemical ingredients.
We are talking specifically about green veggies! They have such a tremendous amount of natural health benefits, including helping your teeth! These leafy greens contain minerals that can help create a protective barrier on your teeth to fight stains!
Take a Pass On the Pop
Yes, although summer is coming up and a nice, cold glass of pop sounds fantastic, try and pass on it as much as you can. It not only will help your waistline, but your teeth! Pop contains many different types of acids that strip off your tooth’s enamel. But if you need your pop fix, drink it through for a straw!
Feel free to try some of these at-home remedies to whiten your teeth, or get in touch with us and we can discuss some teeth-whitening options!