Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

Just Keep Smiling: How can you make your Pearly Whites stay White?

Your teeth are an important asset when it comes to overall looks – who can say no to a glimmering set of pearly whites that just screams beautiful? However, unbeknownst to many, certain everyday practices (even something as routine as having a nice cup of coffee) could discolor your teeth. Prevent it from happening by trying out these tips to keep your teeth white:

Drop that Dark Liquid!

Coffee, black tea, wine, cola and even gravy are common culprits for discoloring teeth, so you might want to consider consuming these at a minimum. When you have to drink them, though, just make sure to brush your teeth immediately.

Change your Brush

Don’t use the exact same toothbrush for months on end – no matter how careful you might be about storing it, it will still collect bacteria. Not only will you be risking turning your teeth yellow, but the germs could even give you dental or periodontal diseases. Your brush should be replaced at least once every three months.

Eat White

While many food and drinks will discolor your teeth, the great thing is there are also many that works to keep them clean as you eat them. In general, you should occasionally munch on firm or crisp foods like celery, raw carrots, and even good ol' popcorn.

Another great way to get a white, clean set of choppers of course is to have your teeth whitened by the dentist. While you’re making the effort to keep your teeth clean, remember that you should still maintain a healthy routine of proper oral care practices.

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