They help us to chew, speak and smile, but if you do not take care, they can ruin our face. Here’s how to keep them healthy and shiny like pearls.
1. Avoid tooth stainers
If you usually drink red wine, black coffee or tea and smoking, even in dreams expect to have white teeth. Other culprits to stain teeth are colas, some sauces and dark juices. In short, if you get something in the mouth that stains the teeth most likely to happen. Brush immediately after eating or drinking foods dark in color, and use a good home teeth whitening or go to the dentist. Eating an apple a day also helps clean teeth.
2. Change your toothbrush …
… Or the head of the electric toothbrush at least every two or three months; Otherwise, all you will achieve is to transfer bacteria to your mouth. According to Dr. Harold Katz, Dentist California, the best way to brush your teeth is to place the brush at a 45 degree angle against the gums and rub gently in a circular motion instead of reciprocating movements. Hold the brush like a pencil not to apply excessive force to rub the bristles against the teeth.
3. Clean your tongue
Use a tongue scraper every morning to remove plaque that forms on it overnight. One of the main causes of bad breath is the buildup of bacteria on the tongue, that helps eliminate scraping daily. Also, using the scraper is more effective than rubbing the tongue with a toothbrush, says Dr. Katz.
4. Eat foods “detergent”
Food firm crispness or help clean teeth while chewing. We mentioned apples (some dentists call them toothbrushes nature); Other good choices include raw carrots, celery and popcorn. For best results, try leaving food “detergent” at the end of the meal if you can not brush your teeth immediately after eating.
5. Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar
Do it in the morning, and then brush your as usual. The vinegar helps remove stains, whiten teeth and remove bacteria from the tongue and gums.
6. Brush your teeth with baking soda once a week
This will remove the stains your teeth and coat them. Use baking like toothpaste. Another option is to use salt as toothpaste. But be careful to spit and rinse well to avoid increasing your sodium intake! If you start to get irritated gums, brush your teeth with salt every other day.
7. Keep your breath fresh
To check the freshness of your breath, pal-ma lick your hand and smell it before saliva dries. If it smells bad, it’s time to suck a mint sugar. Are you going to buy a mouthwash? Make sure it does not contain alcohol. Most counter mouthwashes contain too much alcohol, which dries out the membranes of the mouth and makes them more vulnerable to bacteria.
8. Learn to floss with eyes closed
If you learn to use the thread without having to guide you with a mirror, you can also use it in the car, in the office and before any appointment or important meeting. Buy multiple dispensers of floss, and distribute them between the car, your desk drawer and purse or briefcase.
9. Brush your teeth to get out of bed and before bed
They are the two crucial moments of the day, says Dr. Kathleen W. Wilson, medical internist at Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans, and book author. The explanation is that the saliva which protects teeth from plaque causing caries- dried overnight, so it is best to remove plaque before going to bed. It is also important that you brush first thing in the morning to remove plaque bacteria (and bad breath!) That may have accumulated in your mouth while you were sleeping.
10. Coloured Hides
If you’re a woman and you like to wear lipstick, choose a medium or light red color coral. These shades make your teeth look whiter, while lipsticks lighter shades tend to highlight the yellowing of the teeth.