5 Great Ways to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth
No one wants a yellow smile, but if you’ve paid attention over the last several years, smiles have gotten whiter and whiter. It’s not unusual to see a celebrity, news anchor, or neighbor that have teeth so white that its completely distracting. Do you want a smile that “lights up the room”? No matter how white you want your teeth, there are plenty of great ways to naturally whiten your teeth in order to get a beautiful smile. What’s more, teeth whitening at home is super easy.
- Brush Your Teeth After Eating or Drinking
The best, and probably the easiest way to naturally whiten your teeth is to brush your teeth after eating. This may be difficult if you are a busy person, but this simple (and proven) method to naturally whiten your teeth should be incorporated into your daily routine. Also don’t forget to floss. Flossing doesn’t come as easily to people as brushing. Still, many dentists and hygienists agree that flossing is more important than brushing. Floss twice daily for the best, teeth-saving results. Just flossing can easily remove the staining between your teeth, helping them to look whiter.
- Watch What You Put In Your Mouth
Some foods such as coffee, tea, and soda cause your teeth to stain. If possible try to cut back on these types of foods and drink plenty of water instead. Also try to avoid smoking cigarettes as they also have a detrimental effect on your oral hygiene.
- Eat Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
Apples, celery, and carrots are all great for your teeth. Crunchy fruit or vegetables act like nature’s toothbrush. Simply chewing removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth. It also helps to scrub away surface stains. Not only does the texture remove food particles and bacteria, but the acids in the fruits and vegetables pull double duty, actually keeping the teeth whiter. Apples in particular contain malic acid, the chemical also found in strawberries (and teeth whitening products) that removes surface stains.
- Oil Pulling with LiveCoco’s Coconut Oil Pulling Kit
Oil pulling is used to enhance oral health and cleanse the body. The process is actually quite simple, harmless, and very inexpensive. Simply take one sachet from your LiveCoco oil pulling kit and squeeze the pure, organic coconut oil in your mouth. Then, swish the oil around in your mouth for 5-20 minutes. After rinsing, spit the oil out, thoroughly rinse your mouth out with water, and consume 2-3 glasses of water.
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- Use a Straw!
Coffee, tea, soda, and wine can all cause serious damage to the enamel of your teeth. Whenever possible, use a straw to reduce direct exposure to teeth. If drinking your coffee or wine out of a straw is more embarrassing than discolored teeth, just make sure to follow our #1 tip after drinking these beverages.
A healthy and bright smile is definitely something to be happy about. Eating healthy foods, not surprisingly, can go a long way in ensuring your teeth stay white for years to come. But having an arsenal of natural ways to whiten your teeth will keep you out of the dentist’s office.