8 Surprising Ways to Get Whiter Teeth

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If you could choose what physical feature you want to be remembered by, what would you want it to be? The number of people who’d answer ‘smile’ is pretty big so today we’re bringing you nine easy tips that actually work in helping you get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Skip baking soda

You may have heard that you can whiten your teeth with it, but its abrasiveness will only do you harm in the long run.

Don’t eat dark foods

Stay away from chocolate, soy sauce, blueberries, and marinara sauce if you don’t want dark stains on your teeth.

Change toothbrush often

Get your teeth all cleaned up with a fresh toothbrush every three months or sooner if the old one started to fall apart.

Bye-bye energy drinks

You already know coffee, tea, and red wine are not the friends of your pearly smile, but the acid in the energy drinks can do as much harm.

When brushing, don’t skip the tongue

It has multiple benefits – it will keep your breath fresh and also kill the bacteria that lead to staining.

Rinse with apple cider vinegar

Mix one part vinegar with two parts water and rinse your mouth for a minute after brushing.

Raw food helps

Raw, crunchy fruits and vegetables will help remove surface stains from your teeth.

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Rinse mouth with water after eating citrus

You don’t need to stop eating oranges, but remember to rinse your mouth afterward to wash off the acid found in them.