There is confidence that comes with having a glowingly infectious smile. You feel like you can face the world square when you wake up and have nothing to hide behind your face. That pleasant smile is attractive, and in fact, psychologists hold to the view that those who smile offer have a positive approach to life and are more adaptable than those who wear a gloomy face. That said, I would show you some of the mechanisms that dentists and psychologists agree on that would brighten your teeth, a recipe for that beaming smile.
Take a lot of water
Some toxins are known to be notorious for discoloring teeth when left to stay long in the mouth.
Drinking water often, washes away such hence reduces the prevalence. A lot of water also should be used when brushing your teeth after meals so that all food particles are removed. Even when flossing, use as much clean water as possible.
Avoid water, which has a high concentration of minerals. Some of these are known to cause the yellow coloration of the teeth.
Take foods rich in calcium
You could be among those who fear the unknown, what will happen if I react to this chemical? Are you part of this group? Then not all is lost, we have homemade natural mechanisms that you could apply, and you get the same result. These are for those who know that “patience pays.”
As you well know that, some foods and beverages could stain your teeth and ultimately cause decay. Again there is a category of foods that when taken often would strengthen the teeth and give them a brighter glow. This is good news, isn’t it?
- Broccoli and Celery
When eaten raw, the vegetables scrub the teeth, and this makes them whiter over time. Again, the green substance in them is known to be rich in iron, which forms a coating that protects the teeth enamel from the harmful acids from bacteria.
These vegetables are rich in vitamin K and calcium, which is known to build healthy bones and reverse bone loss. Thus, consumption of such will continue to replenish the teeth enamel, and therefore it will give your teeth a brighter glow.
- The strawberry
Vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants are some of the elements that are known to whiten teeth naturally. In spite of its being delicious, Strawberry is known to be very rich in such and therefore regular consumption will naturally brighten your teeth.
Specialists in homemade teeth whitening techniques advise that you can smash the strawberry to form a paste which can be mixed with baking soda and occasionally use it to brush your teeth. This is not a replacement for your regular toothpaste.
- The wonder fruit -“Apple.”
From some quarters, Apple has been referred to “nature’s toothbrush” because of its ability to scrub your teeth while chewing it. The tangy flavor of this fruit combined with its texture leads to salivation. Of course, you know that saliva is the natural mouth cleanser and the natural mouth defense against stain and decaying.
Apples are rich in vitamin C and silicon (scarce element) and they contain a polyphenol called phloridzin, which reduces inflammation, and increases bone density.
- The mushroom
Shitake mushrooms, a type of mushroom, in addition to containing vitamin B5, copper, zinc, selenium, and potassium, is known to promote whiter teeth. Research has also shown that shitake includes a cancer-fighting polysaccharide called lentinan that also inhibits the bacteria that causes teeth cavity.
- Pineapple fruit
Bromelain is a nutrient that is a collection of enzymes, which help in digestion of proteins. Study shows that this nutrient removes stains on teeth. It is also known for strengthening the bones and teeth. Some manufacturers have gone ahead to produce bromelain rich toothpaste which you can get over the counter. Go ahead, munch that fruit! And see the difference.
The list of the foods that will help you in whitening your teeth naturally is long. However, I should note that the natural way does not bring instant effects, but continued uptake will deliver results with time.