Brighten Your Smile With The Help Of These Eight Tips

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When it comes to having a beautiful smile, whiteness is key. There are many methods of whitening that have proven successful over the years, while others do not work quite as well. Use the eight tips below to get your teeth whiter than they have ever been before.

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First and foremost, get to the dentist regularly. Go in for your cleanings every six months. Do not put off going for any reason. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to get the plaque removed more effectively than any toothpaste, mouthwash or whitening kit. Your dentist will also be able to find any cavities that could become a problem if you continue to use home whitening kits or leave them untreated.

Brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth both healthy and white. Simply brushing will not be enough to maintain your dental health or white teeth. This should be done no less than two times daily.

Do not smoke! Whether it is cigars or cigarettes, the smoke will leave awful stains on your teeth and have negative effects on the overall health of your mouth. If you must smoke, decrease the amount of smoking you do and brush your teeth afterwards.

Drinks like coffee, tea, red wine and soda should be avoided. If you cannot stay away from these drinks, use a straw when you drink them. It will get the liquids past your teeth and cause less staining.

Home remedies for teeth whitening include the use of strawberries and orange peels. You can mash the strawberries up and make a paste out of them that you can then brush with. Orange peels can be used directly on your teeth. Simply rub them on your teeth for about two minutes and the peels will work to remove any build up that has formed on your teeth.

Baking soda has long been used for dental care. Add a bit of peroxide with it and use it as a paste to brush your teeth with. There are several products on the market that already include the baking soda in them that you can use if you are turned off by the taste of the actual baking soda.

Even though there are many different mouthwashes on the market these days, avoid using them often. They can cause discoloration of your teeth, as well as softening of the enamel on your teeth. If you insist on using the mouthwash, avoid consuming any food or drink or smoking for at least thirty minutes after. The soft enamel will allow the stains to set much quicker and deeper in the teeth.

If you are thirsty, drink water. This will help you keep your teeth clean throughout the day and help you avoid drinking things like soda or coffee which will quickly stain your teeth.

The tips you have learned here have proven effective for many people that walk around with beaming white smiles. Use them and you too can have a smile that you will be proud to show off.

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