Having a gleaming smile is not only a sign of good health, but it could also improve your chances of getting a girlfriend. According to a recent study by Match.com, 71% of women judge a man based on the state of his or her teeth.
In other words, having a bright smile will help you be more attractive to women.
Although we can always count on the usual methods of whitening: special toothpaste, mouthwashes, and expensive professional treatments. There are also certain tricks that could help brighten your smile.
Here are 10 tips for making your teeth whiter:
You should never:
1- Use baking soda
Sodium bicarbonate can be very useful when removing fat from many household objects, but it should never be used to whiten teeth.
This substance is abrasive. Although it can help you remove stains, it can also be harmful. Its continued use can wear down the enamel, causing the teeth to darken.
2- Eat foods with dark pigmentation
There are certain foods that we should consume very occasionally if we want to have a snow-white smile, as dark pigmentations can cause stains on our teeth. Foods we should avoid include marinara sauce, blueberries and soy sauce.
3- Drinking energy drinks
In addition to the most common banned beverages (coffee, tea and red wine), stay away from energy drinks. The acid they contain can erode the enamel in the same way citrus fruits do.
1- Change your toothbrush
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Enjoying a whiter smile could be as easy as throwing away your old toothbrush. Replace your toothbrush every three months or when you see that most bristles start to wear out. Once the bristles are not in good condition, the brush will not perform its function correctly.
2- Brush your tongue
Brushing your tongue isn’t just going to help you have a fresh breath, it can also help prevent stains on your teeth. Your tongue accumulates bacteria, which can lead to discoloration of the dentures over time.
3- Rinses with apple cider vinegar
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While not as effective as other conventional and dangerous bleach treatments, it’s a natural, organic way to keep your smile healthy. If you want to have a bright white smile, rinse with two parts water for each part of apple cider vinegar for one minute.
4- Eat raw fruits and vegetables
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Eating fruits, vegetables, and other crispy foods is good for your body and teeth. Eating nuts, carrots, apples, and cauliflower can help keep your teeth clean by removing surface stains and plaque that causes cavities.
5- Rinse with water after eating oranges
Although they are a great source of vitamin C, citrus fruits contain acids that erode tooth enamel, which can make teeth more easily stained. The solution? Be sure to rinse your mouth with water immediately after eating these fruits.
Follow these tips for shiny dentures!