Everyone wants a beautiful, shiny, white smile. For most people, that is very possible if they know about and practice these dental tricks.
Brushing twice and flossing once a day are the first step. This practice keeps teeth clean from food particles that can form plaque and degrade tooth enamel.
Be sure to use a soft brush (so as to not damage gums) with a normal, fluoride enhanced toothpaste. Fluoride hardens tooth surfaces making them more robust against staining and decay. Fluoride mouthwash supplements the effects of fluoride toothpastes.
With those home care practices consistently practiced, the next trick is to visit your dentist regularly for more detailed and extensive cleaning and to monitor any problem areas that may be developing. With early detection, many problems can be mitigated by improved home care.
Then there are the “Do’s” and “Don’ts”. DO avoid foods that are notorious for their capacity to stain your beautiful white teeth. Highly acidic, dark coloured foods are the worst, for example, red wine and coffee. DON’T consume items that chemically damage your teeth and gums. This means primarily any tobacco product, whether inhaled or chewed.
Surprise! There is nothing magical or mystical about these “tricks”. That is because they are not tricks. They are time proven practices that have been shown to be the best tooth-whitening methods know to modern dentistry.
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