20 tips for sparkling white
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Sobiya N. Moghul, Health Me UP: Your teeth not
only help you to talk and chew, they also change the way you look. The dental
market today is flooded with teeth whitening procedures and expensive teeth
treatments that promise you perfect pearly whites but we give you 20 tips to
help your smile to sparkle naturally.
Stay away from mouthwash, coffee and sodas
Coffee, sodas and sometimes even mouthwash causes yellow stains to your
teeth. Hence we must stay away from the same.
Brush at least twice a day
Brushing is very essential at least twice in a day as it removes the plaque
and bacteria that sticks to your teeth and gaps and ends up staining your teeth.
Thus to avoid staining, brushing is a must.
Sometimes when you tend to be in a hurry and miss out on brushing your
teeth, it's recommended to eat fibrous fruits that act as a natural brush for
your teeth. Citrus fruit act as natural stain remover as they cause the mouth to
produce more saliva, which help clean the teeth and whiten them. Also fruits
rich in vitamin C like strawberries, kiwis strengthen your gums. Apple and pears
are also very useful as they have a high content of water in it that stimulates
Many people are apprehensive towards the concept of flossing as they fear it
might lead to bleeding gums. But if done carefully and patiently it can help you
maintain your dental health and in return helps avoid staining your teeth.
Dairy products, cheese and yogurt
Dairy products decreases gum disease and helps to develop and maintain the
whiteness of our teeth. Along with protecting and strengthening the enamel, hard
cheeses like cheddar, is more effective at cleaning and whitening the teeth than
Sesame seeds destroy plaque and help in building tooth enamel. They're also
rich in calcium, which helps preserve the bone around your teeth and gums.
Sunflower seeds are a good source of fibre, protein and vitamin E. They also
provide important minerals such as magnesium. Chewing sunflower seeds also
prevent bad breath and eventually protect your teeth from staining.
Use a straw
Using a straw can prevent you from getting stains on the teeth. While
drinking any coloured drink it will help prevent teeth from stains. This is
because the application of straw causes the drink to reach behind the mouth,
without coming in contact with your teeth.
Vegetables rich in vitamin A like broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, etc. helps in
formation of the teeth enamel. It's best to eat these vegetables raw as they
naturally massages gums and clean between the teeth and maintain the whiteness
of the teeth.
Use lemon and salt mixture
Lemon and salt mixture will get you sparkling teeth as lemon naturally
contains citric acid and while adding with salt it works better. To get white
teeth, regularly brush your teeth with this paste.
Use new brush every two months
Maintain your calcium intake
Keep your brush at least 6 feet away from the toilet
Visit the dentist regularly
Use strong minty toothpaste
Avoid high dosage of antibiotics
Use sonic toothbrush
Teeth whitening kits
Improve improper metabolism
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(Inputs provided by Dr. Karishma Jaradi, Asthetic Dentist, Dentzz
Dental Care). Read more Personal Health, Diet & Fitness stories on www.healthmeup.com