Natural Ways to Clean and Preserve Your Oral Care

According to a recent survey, about one-fifth of Americans choose not to display their teeth in photographs. These days, it seems like everywhere you go everyone has great teeth. If you don’t, you might be like the one-fifth of Americans hiding their smiles from the world.

Unfortunately, for many people no matter how hard they try to whiten their smile, nothing they try works. if you enjoy drinking coffee or tea, this can make it even more difficult to enjoy a whiter smile.

One of the first things that draws people’s attention to you is your smile. Your smile conveys wellness as well as confidence. If your teeth don’t look their best, it can come across to people that you aren’t diligent about your appearance. Of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyone wants to have a smile they can be proud of. They may just not know how. Fortunately, there are ways to get a naturally healthy smile without harsh toxic chemicals.

Here are a few natural tips to help you achieve a brighter smile that you can show off with confidence.

Have a Toothbrush for Dessert

Not literally, of course! However, brushing your teeth after you eat or drink is one of the best ways to prevent stains from building up on your teeth. This isn’t always easy, especially if you are dining out at a restaurant. You’ll have to be diligent in order to make this work. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about stains for most food. Once again, the main offenders are tea and coffee. If you’re out and without a access to a bathroom, you’re going to want to skip those. In addition, you’re also want to skip any dark colored sauces. That means pasta and pizza are off the menu, too. Otherwise, if you’re having a meal at home be sure to brush afterwards.

Blacken Your Teeth to Whiten Them

While this tip may sound a little far fetched, it actually works. Using activated charcoal as a tooth whitening procedure helps lift old stains and fight against new ones. Activated charcoal is also known as activated carbon and is easily located in your local drugstore. Used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, it is most known for as a remedy for fatal poisonings. However, the same properties are also what make it so useful to whiten teeth. Whether removing poison from the body or stains from your teeth, activated charcoal work by binding to toxins in order to prevent them from settling.

To use as a whitening remedy, all you need to do is open up a capsule, dump it into a cup, and place a wet toothpaste into the powder. Brush as you normally would. This post on MYSA has other natural ways to whiten teeth.

Skip the Toothpaste

Most people consider the idea of not using toothpaste when they brush their teeth completely crazy. However, it turns out that dry brushing doesn’t just work with a facial cleansing brush. It also works for teeth. Just like face cleansing brush helps to stimulate and exfoliate your skin, a dry toothbrush works similarly for your teeth. It helps whiten teeth and is also great for your gums and removing plaque.