Those yellow teeth aren’t just noticed by you each day in the mirror. Yellow teeth are a turn-off to just about everyone you meet: friends, relatives, and even strangers. While they may not say anything out loud, it’s easily the first thing they’re going to notice, making the quest for whiter teeth that much more important. If you’re one of the millions searching for brighter teeth, help has arrived! There are four basic ways to get pearly-white teeth.
If you want whiter teeth, you need to stop all those bad habits that directly contribute to yellow teeth! The two top are, of course, cigarettes and caffeine. Both have long been known as strong contributors to yellow teeth, even for people who brush often. If having sparkling white teeth is important to you, quitting (or severely restricting) the use of these two substances is a necessary step you must take.
It is recommended that you get a professional fluoride cleaning at your dentist’s office twice per year. You might be able to get away with one cleaning per year, but professional cleanings twice per year is highly advised. When you visit your dentist regularly, the health of your teeth is going to greatly benefit.
Brushing your teeth twice per day is perhaps THE most important step you can take to keeping your teeth white. Plaque builds up on your teeth every few hours and it is vital for you to clean it out, as it will first lead to yellowing and then it can lead to more severe dental issues. It is also important to make sure you are using a good toothbrush (make sure to replace the toothbrush (or the head if you use an electric toothbrush) every few months. Ideally, an electric toothbrush is recommended by most dentists to do the best at-home cleaning.
There are natural ways to whiten your teeth that you can practice periodically, especially in between your professional dentist’s fluoride cleanings. The most popular method is brushing your teeth with baking soda and lemon juice, which creates its own type of toothpaste and leaves your teeth shining white. Another natural method is using coconut oil, which can destroy plaque in hard-to-reach places and ultimately lead to whiter teeth. Rinsing your mouth periodically with the oil can help you achieve optimum results. Think of it as an extra mouthwash!
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