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Friday, January 23, 2015

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Pearly Whites... Well, White!

Yellow is out, white is in. Bright, white teeth is all the rage now. Styles may come and go, but flashing a bright, white smile will never go out of style. The good news is, you don't have to spend tons of money on cosmetic dentistry. Here are 5 easy ways to achieve the same thing at home, safely.

  1. Good old baking soda - baking soda has been around for years. Keep your teeth white by sprinkling some on your toothbrush, then put your toothpaste on top. Brush thoroughly, keep on for two minutes, then rinse. Don't do this for any longer than one week. Baking soda can wear down your enamel if used too often.
  2. Use an antioxidant toothpaste - avoid toothpastes that contain chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate. It has corrosive properties and can irritate the skin. Here's one you can try: Glo Whitening Antioxidant Superberry Toothpaste because it whitens teeth and has antioxidants that are good for the gums.
  3. Foods - certain foods, like apples, celery and carrots can help whiten teeth because they have a lot of fiber that removes stains.
  4. Use straws - by using a straw when you drink, the liquid will keep particles away from your teeth and keep your teeth cleaner.
  5. Water - water is good for everything, including teeth. Always drink water after a meal to wash residue away from your teeth.

Following these easy tips will help you keep a dazzling, white smile and clean, healthy teeth.

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