A beautiful smile is primarily a matter of bright white teeth. We all know very well that the best way to get them is regular and sufficient oral hygiene. But what else can we do to achieve a white smile that everyone notices?
Brush at least twice a day
We should brush our teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. Circular movements are important, don’t push too hard to avoid injuring your gums, but you must apply enough pressure to get rid of any plaque. If you do not maintain regular oral hygiene, you are exposing yourself to the following risks:
- Dental tartar
- Dental decay
- Bad breath
Buy an electric toothbrush
Speaking of brushing your teeth, get an electric toothbrush. As a rule, it removes more plaque than regular toothbrushes. Proper plaque removal means that tartar build-up will take a little longer to form, if it happens at all. Remember, tartar is the most common cause of tooth discoloration.
Change your toothbrush every three months
If the bristles of your toothbrush are worn out, which will happen quite quickly if you stick to brushing twice a day for two minutes, you need to change your toothbrush at least every three months.
Eat “white” foods
Foods that contain artificial colours are not very good for our teeth. Therefore, incorporate more white foods into your diet to prevent staining your teeth. Chicken, rice, fish, these are the right foods.
Limit drinking coffee and tea
Coffee, tea and red wine have one thing in common – they can stain your teeth very quickly and easily. The cause is the tannin content, a chemical compound that attacks tooth enamel and makes your teeth turn yellow. So try to limit your consumption of coffee, tea and red wine.
Saliva is produced when you chew to neutralize the acids in your mouth. In addition, chewing gum removes particles from food debris between the teeth. However, make sure that the gum is sugar-free.
Eat raw vegetables
Eating raw vegetables for snacks is not only highly healthy but also good for the colour of your teeth. It acts as a kind of plaque dissolver. You eat and clean your teeth at the same time. A double win.
Yes, that’s right. When you kiss, you exchange saliva with your partner, which is very good for your teeth. The other person’s saliva can neutralize the acids in your mouth and vice versa. A nice bonus is that kissing is also good for your immune system, unless your partner is coming down with a cold or going through some other illness.