Natural Tips for Whitening Your Teeth
Why Go Natural?
Whitening your teeth has become an increasingly popular topic. It is no wonder that many are confused about teeth whitening strategies when there are so many products available on the market today. While I am sure that anyone can open a box of whitening stripsand apply them to their teeth, I am also sure that many are overlooking natural and home remedy teeth whitening strategies. Chemical tooth whitening systems can be harsh on your gums and tooth enamel. For an intense whitening effect, a chemical product may be necessary but in the long run natural strategies may be the most beneficial to your teeth and gums.
Follow these sure to please whitening strategies. Your smile and your health will thank you for it.
Tips for White Teeth and Healthy Gums
While flossing may seems like an obvious choice for keeping your teeth whiter few people realise there are added health benefits to flossing on a daily basis. Flossing keeps your teeth and gums healthy. White teeth will not look white if your gums are red and puffy.
Flossing helps to remove build up between teeth and particles that will stain your teeth. Just by flossing daily your teeth will look whiter instantly. Flossing also has an added benefit. Flossing daily removes plaque which may to contribute to heart disease. Flossing helps to lower the risk of heart disease and may add years to your life. Follow the American Dental Association's guidelines for establishing a daily flossing routine.
Eat Dairy Products
Eating a small amount of yogurt or cheese or drinking a small glass of milk after your meal will help to rebuild your enamel. Lisa Drayer M.A., R.D. says that the minerals from dairy products, namely calcium and phosphorous, help with enamel remineralization. Besides helping to rebuild enamel the calcium and phosphorous help to prevent cavities. Don't forget dairy after a meal to help with tooth whitening.
Chewing sugarless gum after a meal helps to increase saliva production. The saliva in your mouth acts as a wash to get out particles in the crevices and tight spots between teeth. If you chew sugarless gum made with Xylitol, the Xylitol will help to reduce the Ph level in your mouth thereby reducing acid levels that may lead to stained teeth. Gum chewing does not replace your tooth brush. It is still necessary to brush at least twice per day.
Chomp on Fruit
Fruits and vegetables in their raw and crunchy state help to lift stains since they contain natural abrasives. Celery, apples and carrots are crunchy enough and have enough abrasive properties to clean your tooth enamel.
Natural Tooth Whitening Recipe
1 tsp. baking soda
Mash the strawberry and add the baking soda. Mix well. Apply to teeth and let sit for 5 minutes. Brush the mixture off your teeth with toothbrush and follow with flossing to help remove any left over strawberry seeds. It is safe to use this recipe once per week.
Strawberries contain malic acid. Malic acid will help to remove discoloration because it is an astringent. The baking soda acts as a buffer to help remove stains.
Hydrogen Peroxide Paste
2 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide
2 tbsp. baking soda
Mix the hydrogen peroxide with the baking soda. Form a paste. Add more baking soda if the mixture is too runny. Wet your tooth brush and dip into the paste. Brush your teeth with the paste so that the teeth are evenly coated. Let mixture sit on teeth for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, rinse your toothbrush with water and wet brush the paste off of your teeth. Keep rinsing brush and brushing teeth until coating of mixture is gone. Rinse mouth with water. You may use this paste once per week.
- The Best Juicing Vegetables
By juicing vegetables you can meet your daily recommended allowance of vegetable servings in only one glass of juice. Organic vegetables offer more benefits to the body than commercially grown vegetables.
- Simply Skin Naturals
Take care of your skin using natural ingredients like herbs, roots, fruits, vitamins, oils and flowers. Natural ingredients are difficult to find in mainstream skin care since they are often tainted with harsh chemicals and abrasives.