There are many elements that we come across in our everyday lives that can cause tooth discolouration. Certain foods and drinks can stain the teeth and cause them to lose their whiteness, but there are ways that you can regain those pearly whites and help to enhance their shine. You don’t have to go undergo expensive teeth whitening procedures, as there are simple steps you can take to enhance your teeth’s natural whiteness.
Use whitening toothpaste twice a day:
The first step you can take to naturally gaining whiter teeth is with good whitening toothpastes like the Macleans Whitening range. They contain whitening micro particles that effectively remove stains for long-lasting whiteness. Without damaging the enamel, Macleans toothpastes leave an invisible barrier to prevent further stains on the teeth and the Macleans White and Shine contains whitening pearls leave behind a polished and shiny finish.
Flossing is a vital oral care step that a lot of people tend to skip. In fact, it is a great way to achieve whiter teeth as it removes staining between the teeth. You may think that because it’s between the teeth that the results won’t be noticed, but removing these stains will actually enhance the overall whiteness of the teeth. It is recommended to floss at least once a day after brushing to complete a good oral healthcare routine.
Eating crunchy foods:
Crunchy and crispy fruits and vegetables like apples, celery and carrots have an abrasiveness that can help to lift stains from the teeth. Occasionally snacking on these foods will clean the tooth surface without damaging the tooth enamel in order to give the teeth a whiter appearance. Dentists even suggest that these fruits and vegetables are like “nature’s toothbrush”.
Stock up on calcium:
There is growing evidence to suggest that eating calcium-rich foods like cheese, yoghurt and milk can help to keep your teeth beautifully clean and polished. They all contain the vital minerals calcium and phosphorus, which promote the remineralisation of tooth enamel in order to keep the teeth free from cavities and decay while keeping the teeth naturally nice and white.
Baking soda & lemon juice:
Baking soda has been used for teeth whitening for many years and it’s likely that you’ve already heard of its wonders for teeth whitening. Baking soda with a squeeze of lemon juice creates a paste that is a great at-home stain remover. The baking soda will help to remove surface stains from your tooth enamel, while the citric acid within the lemon juice will have a bleaching effect to leave teeth beautifully white.
Brushing with berries:
Growing evidence is suggesting that the vitamin C found in strawberries can help to eliminate plaque build-up while its malic acid content can help to remove surface stains. Simply crush the strawberries into a pulp and brush on with a toothbrush, leave for a couple of minutes and then rinse your mouth with water.