A bright smile is very attractive and inviting in all angles. If you’re thinking about whitening your teeth, you don’t have to go straight to a dentist and have your teeth bleached, but you can also do something on your own to whiten your teeth. Here are some tips that you could try at home to bring out that pearly white smile in you.
Replace your toothbrush
The very first thing that you need to consider if you want to whiten your teeth is replacing your toothbrush. Your toothbrush should be used in 3 months only but you can just replace it as soon as you spot some bristles forming on your brush and if it looks worn down from every day use. Using a clean toothbrush will help you clean your teeth properly and accordingly.
Consider brushing your tongue
You shouldn’t just focus on your teeth just because you want to whiten them. You should also pay attention to your tongue. Brushing your tongue after you have brushed your teeth will result in a fresh breath, and it could also help you to whiten your teeth because a clean tongue prevents staining. The tongue can also accumulate bacteria which will lead to discoloration of your teeth. You can just use a soft toothbrush and start long strokes at the back of your tongue. You should rinse your toothbrush after every stroke to remove the bacteria and prevent it from re-depositing into your tongue.
Rinse using apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very useful in so many ways, and you can even use this to whiten your teeth. It is one of the natural ways to prevent discoloration. All you need to do is to rinse two parts of water to one part of apple cider vinegar. After that, you could swish the solution in your mouth for about one minute.
Always eat raw vegetables and fruits
Always eat crunchy foods as much as you can—fruits and vegetables for instance. Dr. Glassman—a dentist, claims that crunchy foods such as raw carrots, cauliflower and apples helps in removing the surface stains and plaques.
After eating oranges, immediately rinse with water
If you are fond of eating oranges, make sure you immediately rinse with water after you eat. Oranges contain destructive acid that erodes tooth enamel, causing your teeth to stain more easily. The best way to deal with it is making sure that you wash off the acid off your teeth after eating.
Always use gel trays instead of strips
There are some whitening strips that are not as effective as they claim it to be. The whitening paste is not distributed properly and evenly on the teeth, so if you can notice, teeth, where the strip can’t reach, is much darker than on the surface. If you are using whitening strips, you should think about using a gel tray instead of in order to ensure the effectiveness of the whitening solution.