1. Brush your teeth using baking soda
Studies show that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is effective in removing yellow intrinsic tooth stains, so use it as part of your weekly routine and soon your teeth will appear visibly brighter.
2. Brush your teeth twice a day
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, in the morning and at night. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque.
3. Change your toothbrush regularly
The bristles on your toothbrush can get frayed and broken with routine usage. Therefores, the American Dental Association, recommends you change your toothbrush every three to four months.
4. Gargle with apple cider vinegar
Gargling with apple cider vinegar helps remove stains and kills bacteria in your mouth and on your gums.
5. Use Mouth Wash
An alcohol-free mouthwash can help reduce plaque, gingivitis, bad breath and tooth decay.
6. Floss your teeth
The American Dental Association recommends you floss your teeth daily. Flossing helps remove plaque and can prevent cavities.
7. Brush your tongue
Use a tongue scraper every morning to remove and freshen your breath. Daily scraping will prevent the buildup of bacteria and help banish some of the causes of bad breath.
8. Avoid tobacco
Tobacco can stain your teeth and it is bad for your health.
9. Avoid strong colored food and beverages
Stains can result from a buildup of colored compounds on the tooth enamel. Consumption of food and beverages such as red wine, beets, tea and coffee are known to contribute to teeth discoloration. Stains can effectively be reduced by brushing your teeth right after consuming those types of foods and beverages.
10. Eat fruits and vegetables
Fruits and veggies are good for your health and teeth. They are high in water and fiber and help to clean your teeth. Chewing also stimulates saliva production, which washes harmful acids and food particles away from your teeth.
Check with your dentist about your options and which would work best for you.
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