Have you ever thought about whitening your teeth, but then put the idea aside because you assumed it would be too time-consuming or expensive? This is unfortunately what happens for many people, and it’s a shame because a white smile can help you achieve beauty and confidence, and it’s so easy to do. Here’s why:
You can whiten while brushing
Toothpaste made with baking soda is a great way to whiten your teeth while you go through a daily habit you’re just going to do anyway! Baking soda has natural whitening properties, and lots of toothpastes use this as a whitening agent. You can even create your own baking soda paste using just enough lemon juice to create a paste texture. Your dentist will be super impressed at your ability to achieve whiteness from the comfort of your own home!
You can whiten from your fridge
Keeping crunchy veggies and fruits in your refrigerator is a super easy way to whiten your teeth the natural way. You might not originally link food with white teeth, but think again! Crunchy veggies get saliva going in your mouth through the chewing process, which helps to wash away bacteria and prevent teeth from yellowing. And if you include apples, they contain malic acid which has shown whitening properties.
You can whiten with delicious food
Alright, if raw veggies aren’t quite your thing, there are plenty of other foods that can help whiten your smile. Cheese and dairy products are shown to be great for your teeth, because the calcium and phosphorus in them helps to strengthen tooth enamel! Other foods with whitening properties that you can eat include strawberries, lemon and raisins.
Whiten while hydrating
Drinking more water benefits your body all-around, no matter what. And chances are, you probably aren’t drinking enough water! Remember: if you’re already thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. But not only is water great for your overall health, it can keep your teeth white as well. Remembering to rinse out your mouth with water after every meal helps rid the mouth of extra food particles which can cause yellowing and decay. And drinking water instead of colored beverages like coffee or red wine will prevent staining.
About the Dentistry
Arden House Dental is a professional and caring dentist in Cheltenham focused on providing you with the best dental care, advice and treatment to be found. Your dentist will offer everything from general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and everything in between.
Arden House Dental
232 London Road