“She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.” – Benjamin Franklin
When it comes to first impressions and meeting people the first two things to leave a mark is as they say – the etiquette and the beauty, AND when it comes to beauty, there’s nothing better or more confident than a gleaming set of pearly white teeth portraying a perfect smile. It’s the teeth that can make you look younger, brighten up your face and make you look simply beautiful in a very natural way.
Unfortunately, maintaining the perfect white smile can take a lot of time, money (if you go for professional whitening) and effort.
If you fancy perking up your smile in a quick and easy way, why not try one of the following tips – no visits to the dentist required, imagine!
Brushing is the core of everything here on the list, the first and most initial step towards a healthy beaming smile. One must develop a habit of brushing not just in the morning when you rise and at night before you go to bed but ideally after a major meal in noon too! That makes it thrice a day! And pretty much not just the number of times but also learning how to brush properly along with flossing. Brushing and Flossing keep one’s mouth healthy, prevents plaque from building up and stops tooth decay so not only will your smile be gorgeous but you will also save yourself some agony in the dentist’s chair in the future.
If brushing your teeth after every meal is certainly not your thing, switch to the rinsing technique. All you have to take care about is rinsing your mouth with cold water for about 30 seconds after every meal you take or food you consume – easier comparatively, right? Also, when it comes to brushing and its etiquette, you must rinse your toothbrush under cold water after usage and the amount of toothpaste used should always be pea sized. Using a whitening toothpaste is an extra added point that is sure to help.
Stainers here, much to one’s surprise, refers to drinks and smoke. The liquids we have can stain our teeth along with the food especially if it contains caffeine. Also, many alcoholic drinks such as wine have tannins that can stain the teeth and the very same goes for the nicotine in tobacco. If one cannot quit drinking and smoking entirely at least try to do it in moderation or lessen the frequency?
If drinking frizzy drinks or iced tea and stuff is entirely too much of your thing – Use A Straw. The straw helps to funnel the liquid slightly so it doesn’t have the chance to stain your teeth. Absolutely genius, isn’t it?
Now, there exist a different range of lipsticks that tend to cling to the teeth, and like the cherry on the top of cake you never wanted, the pigments by which these lipsticks are made can contribute to discoloration of your natural teeth color. Usage of a smudge proof lipstick will not only prevent the lipstick itself from getting to your teeth but would also, in fact, minimize the need to re-touch your make-up more than just once. Bravo!
Dusting a very light layer of your bronzer on your face can give your face a glow to die for and the much-appreciated emphasis on rather light and bright teeth! You wouldn’t want to go too dark with it, just a very light layer that makes your skin a natural glow undermining the smile. The bronzer will give your smile a brightening effect and make your teeth appear whiter than they actually are.
Now, this is the “Make Veggies Your New Found Best Friend Forever” point. Try snacking on crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots. The friction that is usually caused by chewing this kind of foods helps significantly in wearing away any plaque built up on the surface of your precious teeth that would very efficiently result in a brighter smile with time. Like a one on one offer, and even condition of your skin will improve all regards to the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that your healthy snacks contained.
Furthermore on a remedial basis;
This would require you to mix a small amount of the baking soda with your daily use toothpaste and brush your teeth with that mixture for about two minutes once a week. This needs no more explanation besides the exclamatory sentence that says – “You, my friend, will see the difference!”
These are two different remedies really; the two fruity mentions aren’t combined.
First one requires you to rub the orange peel all over your teeth for 5 minutes. You will see the difference in the color of your teeth almost instantly!
Strangely, rubbing a banana peel on your teeth and leaving for no longer than 15 mere minutes will also help whiten your teeth. Whereas, the Strawberry one, i.e., the last one, quite similarly as the first one requires you to bite and rub a strawberry to your teeth for 10 good minutes and you will be able to see the difference evidently.
10. THE BAY LEAF REMEDY
Bay Leaf is the best natural ingredient to whiten teeth instantly. All that you are supposed to do is chew and then rub the bay leaf on your teeth using your finger for 10 approximate minutes. Rinse mouth afterward and see the difference!