7 Things to Help keep your Teeth Clean
1)Brushing – Did you learn how to properly brush your teeth when you were a kid? Lean your toothbrush toward your gums.
Don’t Just brush back and forth in a horizontal fashion, gunk, grime, and plaque live in between your teeth and under your gums. Clean that gunk out and keep your gums nice and healthy. Be careful not to brush to hard against your gums, they can be very sensitive.
2)Flossing – Flossing not only cleans out what lies in between your teeth, it helps keep your teeth white too.
However I challenge you to name one person you know who loves to floss their teeth. It stinks, it can be very time consuming and tedious. It can even hurt your gums if you don’t do it regularly.
Not flossing your teeth can leave you with yellow teeth and even worse several of those painful cavities. I don’t’ know about you but I hate cavities because that means I have to go see the dentist again.
So remember to floss no matter what.
3) You Don’t Have to Use Whitening Toothpaste Everyday
Your teeth will only get so white, so once you’ve achieved your beautiful pearly whites, it’s a good idea to give your teeth a break.
Whitening toothpastes are very abrasive and can destroy your teeth’s enamel over time and there’s no need to use them continuously.
4) Your Saliva will Wash Away Plaque
Foods like raisins and other fruits and vegetables (apples, pears, etc.) increase the amount of saliva in your mouth.
That saliva your mouth creates actually rinses away plaque. Be sure to check out our other natural teeth whiteners here.
5) Whitening Mouthwashes do not usually work as well as the Toothpaste
Have you ever had a cup of sparkling water? How about a good cup of Merlot? Okay, than imagine this the whitening mouthwash is more like the sparkling water and the Merlot is the whitening toothpaste.
The typical whitening mouthwash has a very low concentration of whitening agents in them. So unless you plan on drinking the whole bottle, I doubt is going to whiten your yellow teeth by itself.
If you want to whiten your teeth, grab the Merlot (tooth brush and toothpaste), not the sparkling water (mouthwash).
6) Wait 30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth. IF you brush your teeth right after a meal you can drive the substances right into your enamel, sugar and acidic products are the worst. So it’s best to swish water around in your mouth after you eat and then wait at least thirty minutes before you brush.
7) Electric Toothbrushes are the cats MEOW
Have you every washed a car with a power washer before and then gone back to using just a regular hose? Well, that is what it is like when you go from a normal toothbrush to an electric toothbrush.
The new Phillips electric toothbrush has a patented sonic technology that causes the brush to move at 2,000 brushstrokes per minute. No way possible any plaque or yellow teeth could survive that bad boy.
Several people have saved a lot of money on whitening after realizing how well electronic toothbrushes polish teeth.