Having perfect white teeth is something many people desire. The great thing is, it’s as easy as weight loss. Here are a few tips to help you with your teeth whitening journey.
Perfect White Teeth
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
– Albert Einstein
- Avoid sugar and starch (OBVIOUSLY!!)
- Surprisingly, green vegetables have been known to stain teeth
- Avoid consuming acidic foods regularly (vinegar, lemon juice, etc)
- Baking soda is your best friend, commercial toothpaste is not that good
- Meat(especially raw) and animal broth can help keep teeth healthy
- You don’t need to brush everyday
- Brush up & down or in a small circular motion, never side to size
Things to be Conscious of for White Teeth
First of all, brushing your teeth everyday is complete bullshi’t. The toothpaste industry loves the idea though. Many may feel uncomfortable leaving the house without brushing their teeth and going to sleep on the same note. One thing to keep in mind is that NO ANIMAL in nature brushes their teeth. Humans just recently started brushing.
With a poor diet, teeth need more maintenance. 80% of the culprit is sugar. If you feel uncomfortable not brushing, just gargle some water with baking soda in the morning and your mouth will be feeling very fresh. No more morning mouth!
The negative effects of sugar on teeth is obvious. Sugar rots our teeth and keeps them yellow. In terms of color, surprisingly enough, some vegetables will make teeth a little more yellow than you’d like. I’m not saying avoid vegetables, but keep that in mind.
Vinegar has a lot of health benefits, so does lemon juice. Unfortunately, they are not great for your teeth. If you want to take a shot of vinegar a day, do it through a straw just to be safe.
Things you Should do for White Teeth
Dairy and meat on the other hand do the opposite of green vegetables for teeth. Especially raw or rare meat. Meat and most dairy will keep your teeth white.
Baking soda is very useful for white teeth as well. Throw about a tablespoon or so onto your hand, dampen it into a paste-like substance with some hydrogen peroxide and put it on your toothbrush. Do yourself a favor and rinse your mouth out thoroughly afterwards. Hydrogen peroxide is not good to swallow.
Brush up and down to get in between teeth effectively. This also goes with the grain of the teeth to get the more effective motion out of your toothbrush. At the end of the brushing, you can end it with very small circular motions, just to try and add a little shine!