Whitening your teeth is something that can be done at your dentist's office. However, it isn't something everyone needs to have done at their office. There are things that you can do on a daily basis to help keep your teeth whiter.
Simple things like how you brush your teeth and the foods you eat can make a huge difference on just how white your teeth are. If you want whiter teeth, here are a couple ideas that can keep your teeth nice and white.
Add Baking Soda to Your ToothpasteIf you don't already use a baking soda toothpaste, that's fine. Instead, keep using your normal toothpaste. Put it on your toothbrush like you normally would, but before you put it in your mouth, dip it into a small bit of dry baking soda.
You only need a little. Brush with that mixture, and over time, you will notice that your teeth polish up to a whiter shine than they used to. This is because the baking soda helps to remove stains from your teeth without damaging the enamel.
Eat Lots of ProduceIf you want a different option to keep your teeth whiter, then make sure you eat lots of produce - ideally raw. Produce is great for your entire body, including your teeth. The natural fibers that are in your produce scrub your teeth. They work like mini-toothbrushes in your mouth as you chew.
You should try and include fresh, raw produce into each meal that you can throughout the day, and into each snack time you have.
These two simple changes can give you a brighter, whiter smile than you may have ever had. Try them for a little while and see what your dentist says about your oral health. There's a good chance it will have improved significantly.
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