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Teeth Whitening Tips with Baking Soda, Strawberries, and Lemons

Updated on January 28, 2013

Teeth whitening is one of the latest cosmetic crazes for people to spend their hard earned money on. Getting your teeth a few shades whiter also happens to be one of the things that provide confidence, being confident in your smile goes a long way to portraying an aire of confidence about yourself. There are many ways to whiten teeth, most people will see their dentists. Unfortunately most dentists will use harsh chemicals and abrasive methods. These chemicals can be harmful for those who are not in prestine health. Gum and tooth disease is not ideal when using these methods. Thankfully there is an alternative and the following teeth whitening tips can be used in conjunction with each other for best results and all can be applied at home relatively cheaply.

teeth whitening tips, before and after
teeth whitening tips, before and after

Teeth Whitening tip # 1

This is the most obvious tip, but it's also the most important of all, make sure you brush your teeth well, preferably after every meal. If brushing after every meal is not possible then at least twice a day. The idea of brushing is to remove any food materials that encourage the buildupo of plaque. Do not grind your toothbrush into your teeth, this will wear away the enamel on your teeth. Just make sure you brush thoroughly, a teeth brushing session should last for at least 3 minutes. After brushing rub you finger over the upper and lower gums, rinse with water or mouth wash.

Teeth Whitening tip # 2

To support your regular brushing regime it is well advised to floss after brushing. Flossing gets into the gaps that brushing can miss. You want to make sure that you remove as much plaque as possible, plaque is a major contributor to tooth discolouration, and flossing is the only way you will get rid of all the plaque short of seeing your dentist.

Teeth Whitening tip # 3

Speaking of dentist, go see him. Get a regular checkup and routine cleaning. Your dentist will be able to get out the plaque buildup from behind your teeth than no one sees but eventually causes problems.

Teeth Whitening tip # 4

Next in line for looking after your pearly white smile is to see your dentist regularly. Simply maintaining good tooth and gum health and identifying problems early is your best bet against fighting a problem that is allowed to develop. Most dentists these days are able to send out reminders at regular intervals, ask your dentist if he can do this for you so that you don't forget. Its far better to see your dentist more often for routine checkups and maintenance than it is to fix problems that have been neglected for extended periods.

Teeth Whitening tip # 5

Tip 5 is an easy one, drink water with food. Drinking water is almost as good as rinsing, it can dislodge and food stuck in between teeth. This is especially handy when you are eating out and do not have a tooth brush handy.

Teeth Whitening tip # 6

Another one of the no tooth brush handy tips is to chew gum after eating. Saliva is the bodys natural way of breaking down food and plaque buildup. Chewing gum will help the body to produce salivia thereby reducing the elements that make you teeth turn away from that nice white smile.

Teeth Whitening tip # 7

Don't neglect natural cleaners, it may not sound like the best way but strawberries rubbed onto the teeth can produce great results, often many shades whiter with just a few applications. Cut the strawberries in half a rub in for 5 minutes twice per week. Good news is they taste great too, much better than toothpaste. 

Orange peel is also another fruit that can be used. Rub the inside of the peel against you teeth.

Home made teeth whitener

Teeth Whitening tip # 8

The toothpaste producers all advertise different products in their lineup. Usually the teeth whitening varieties of toothpaste contain baking soda. To make at home, just add a little lemon juice and apply to the teeth as per the strawberries or orange peel above. Results are better than the fruit alone and will make your teeth whiter, but the fruit does taste better. Alternative is to also mix the strawberries with baking soda, but the lemon mix is more powerful.

Teeth Whitening Tip # 9

Watch what you eat, avoid highly processed foods and stick to natural foods, fruit and vegetables are great, particularly if they are raw.

Teeth Whitening Tip # 10

And we saved the best for last. Start by fixing the problem by stoping the things that discolour your teeth. Give or at least moderate the consumption up coffe, tea and cigarettes. If you don't have either of these vices your are miles ahead of anyone who does. Both smoking and coffee are major sources of teeth discolouration. Cola drinks and red wine are also know causes of teeth discolouration. If you must consume these drinks follow them with a water to rinse the mouth in the same way you would with food.

So you can see that there are many things you can do, even if you only take on board a few of these teeth whitening tips you will have a whiter smile and better oral hygenine. For further teeth whitening tips check out these links below;


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      Tom Shrill 2 years ago

      Rubbing fruit on your teeth is a unique way to approach teeth whitening. I have heard of eating the fruits, but this is the first time I have heard someone say to 'rub' them on. Anyway, the fruit is good for your teeth, and that's all that really matters.