8 tips to keep your teeth white
Healthy, white teeth: that’s how we like it. Our teeth do not have to be so white that they glow in the dark, but we do prefer to have teeth that aren’t discolored. We all know that one way to prevent discoloration is to not smoke. But what else can you do – or not do – to prevent discoloration?
1. Brush twice a day
Use the toothbrush regularly. Moreover, do not put the toothbrush back after half a minute of brushing. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, making circular movements with the brush. This is the best way to remove the plaque. Are you not brushing well enough to remove the plaque? This may result in tartar.
2. Purchase an electric toothbrush
Speaking of brushing, electric toothbrushes often remove more plaque than regular brushes. Removing plaque properly means tartar build-up will take longer (if it happens at all). Tartar, after all, is one of the biggest causes of discolored teeth.
3. Replace your toothbrush every three months
If you brush your teeth at least twice a day, you should regularly replace your brush head or toothbrush. If your bristles are worn out, removing plaque will become more difficult; you should replace the brush immediately.
4. Eat “white” food
Foods that contain many colorants don’t do much good for your teeth. Therefore, incorporate more white foods into your diet to prevent discoloration. Chicken, rice and fish are all good options.
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