Do you want a whiter teeth plus a fresher breath? No need to spend your money to go to dentist. You just have to do these following tips and those will be yours. As quoted from Readers Digest.
1. Avoid foods that can leave stains on your teeth
These foods includes red wine, black tea, cigarettes, cola, gravy, and dark juice. Brush your teeth immediately after eating and drinking those foods. Eat an apple as it helps to remove teeth stains.
2. Replace your tooth brush every 2 or 3 months
Otherwise, you are just transferring bacteria to your mouth. The best way to brush your teeth is gently moving it in circular motion instead of a back-and-forth motion.
3. Clean your tongue
Grab a tongue scraper every morning to remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath. Using a tongue cleaner is more effective than brushing your tongue with a toothbrush.
4. Eat detergent foods
Detergent foods are foods that will help to clean your teeth while you eat them. These foods include apple, raw carrots, celery, and popcorn.
5. Gargle with apple cider vinegar
Do this in the morning then brush your teeth as usual. Vinegar helps remove stains, whiten your teeth, and kill bacteria on your mouth.
6. Brush your teeth with baking soda or salt
If you don’t have baking soda, use salt. Do this once a week to remove stains and whiten your teeth. Use it just like you use toothpaste. If your gums start to feel raw, brush your teeth with salt every day.
7. Stay fresh
Perform a simple freshness check by lick your palm and smell it while it’s wet. If it’s smells bad, gargle with sugar-free breath mint. If you shop for a mouthwash make sure it is alcohol-free.
8. Practice flossing with your eyes shut
If you can perform this action, you will be able to floss in the car, desk, while in bed, or before important meeting.
9. Brush your teeth twice a day
The most effective time to brush your teeth is when you first get out of bed and before you go to bed at night. That’s because saliva dries up at night, so you need to clean all plaque before sleeping. And brushing as soon as you wake up is to clean plaque and bacteria that may have build up while you are sleeping.
10. Conceal with color
If you are a women, choose a medium coral or light red lipstick that will make your teeth looks whiter.