Womens Health-5 Great Tips For A Whiter Smile
Everyone loves a gorgeous, bright-white smile, but we don’t all like the pain of DIY teeth whitening systems. If you don’t want to suffer through night after night of white strips, you can try some easier, more natural methods to brightening your smile—or even a few simple tricks with makeup will do. We’ve heard of all sorts of strange tips in our day, but below we’ve pulled out some of the tried-and-true things that you can actually use in your mouth and on your lips to fake a brighter smile ASAP.
1. Swish Water Right After You Eat Anything
Right after eating, swish water around your mouth to get rid of anything that may have stuck to your teeth to help prevent any food from staining. Try to swish for at least 30 seconds in order to really make a difference!
2. Always Add Cream or Milk to Your Coffee
Everyone knows that coffee stains your teeth, but no one can quite kick the caffeine habit. By adding cream or milk to your coffee (or black tea if that’s you) you can avoid a deep stain on your teeth. Sugars are bad for your teeth also, try drinking more water and consuming less soda.
3. Load Up On Greens
Leafy greens are good for many things—their healthy reputation is well-founded. Stock up on broccoli and kale—a mineral in these vegetables can help to protect teeth against stains) it will change the chemistry of the liquid and deter it from sticking to the surface of your teeth.
4. Choose Your Lipstick Wisely:
Wearing a lipstick with a blue undertone will make your teeth appear whiter than they really are. Steer clear of any yellow-toned reds or pale pink shades, which tend to accentuate stains on the teeth.
5. Snack Smart:
Since food is often the culprit of staining, snack on foods that produce more saliva (gross, but helpful) because the saliva helps to clean bacteria from your mouth and whiten your teeth. Snacks like pears, apples, strawberries, celery and carrots are good options.