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Ways to Keep Your Teeth Bright and Clean

By Ethel Merioles @kaxmerio

Ethel Merioles Dennison Uy at Edsa Shangri-La

Ethel Merioles Dennison Uy at Edsa Shangri-LaThe way your teeth look will have a large impact on the way you feel and the way that others treat you. When you have a bright, white smile, you feel confident and happy. Others view you as successful, friendly, and intelligent. Whether you like it or not, when you have a crooked, yellow smile, you are likely to feel bad about yourself and others will view you negatively as well. This is not mean that you have to spend thousands of dollars at the dentist in order to whiten your teeth. There are things you can do to whiten your teeth naturally at home. 1. Brush and floss regularly! One of the most important parts of a good oral health care routine is brushing and flossing on a daily basis. This is going to put you in the best position to have a healthy, bright smile. Choose a quality toothbrush, a whitening toothpaste, and good dental floss. These are the first tools that you need to have a healthy smile. 2. Try whitening teeth There are a variety of things that you may already have in your kitchen cupboards that can help you to naturally whiten your teeth. Many dentistry journals have mentioned that baking soda is great at getting rid of stains on the teeth. The best way for you to use baking soda on your teeth is to put a little bit of baking soda in water and allow it to dissolve. From there, you can use the paste you have made to brush your teeth. This can be used a couple of times of week in order to get rid of stains and to freshen your breath. 3. Watch your eating habits Pay close attention to the foods you consume. Coffee, black tea, dark wine, and a variety of different foods can stain your teeth. It may be a good idea to eliminate these things from your diet. Another option is simply to rinse your mouth with water after consuming these items. You can use food to your benefit to clean your teeth and keep your smile healthy and bright. Eating raw celery, apples, and other crunchy vegetables can clean your teeth. Also, eating popcorn without butter is a great way to keep your teeth clean. The Takeaway Keeping your teeth clean and using things like baking soda and wisely choosing the foods you consume can go a long way in helping you to maintain a healthy smile. It's also important to regularly schedule dental visits in order to catch dental problems early on.

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