A brighter and whiter smile is something that most people want to have. The best way to make this a reality is to brush regularly with a whitening toothpaste and to visit your Ottawa dentist regularly as well so they can thoroughly clean your teeth. Avoiding foods and beverages that stain your teeth is helpful as well.
It can be hard to avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth as they may have become a staple in your life (ex: coffee) so the next best option is to whiten your smile in between brushings and dental visits. Here are some tips to help you get a brighter grin.
“Stick to Water
Avoid or limit the consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, soda and red wine,” says Weisz. “Water is the best option.”
Oil Pull With Coconut Oil
Oil pulling is an] ancient Ayurvedic practice that uses a gentle detergent action to remove plaque from between the teeth, resulting in whiter teeth and better breath,” says RealSelf Contributor and celebrity dentist Dr. Gerry Curatola over email. “To oil pull, place one to two tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth and swish and pull it between your teeth once each day.
Use some Strawberries
Strawberries contain malic acid, which can safely dissolve surface stains on teeth,” says Curatola. “Mash one to two strawberries together with a pinch of baking soda. Apply the mixture to your teeth using a children’s toothbrush. Leave the solution on your teeth for one to two minutes. This treatment can be done once each month.”