I don't. Brush 3x per day for two minutes straight, floss once per day, mouthwash after every brushing. When I've slacked off, I'll go to the dollar store and buy a dental pick and scrape the tartar build up off. However, I haven't slacked since adding all these things to my morning, afternoon, and evening rituals.
- Do you floss before brushing or after?
- I’m curious to hear what others’ habits are and how they established their routines. Was there a moment when it all fell into place?
- Should you floss before or brushing?
- Do you floss morning and night or just once a day?
- How do you build the flossing habit? What do you connect it with?
Brush them everyday. Drink water after eating or drinking anything to wash your teeth specially after drinking coffee or eating sugary stuff. Finally realize that the natural color of your teeth is not bright white.
Use an organic nondamaging toothpaste. The most important thing is to take excellent care of your teeth because they are as tied in to your heart as your brain is to your eyes.
I don’t artificially whiten my teeth with chemicals. I use a toothpaste with baking soda, that’s all. Avoiding things that darken your teeth will help, though. ie: smoking, red wine, etc. Give your body healthy fuel and plenty of rest, and let it heal itself the way it’s been designed, and you won’t go wrong.
Brushing and flossing daily is the best thing you can do for dental health and to keep those pearly whites, white. You can use a whitening toothpaste, but should always be conscious of the ingredients and approval through the dental association. If you’re not sure about a specific brand, you can talk to your dentist and see what they recommend. Cutting down on beverages like alcohol, coffee, and tea will also create a change in the colouring of your teeth. This won’t happen over night, but you can strip the enamel from your teeth if you look for short term solutions to whitening.
I don't whiten my teeth. My enamel is fragile, and I choose to avoid the extra distress of whitening. I like my teeth the color they are.
The cheapest way is to brush your teeth with baking soda. You shouldn't do this all the time however. Most dentists also sell these bleaching trays you can use overnight for however many nights you like and they're very effective. The little kits that have the blue light that some stores and Amazon sell in my experience don't do anything. But obviously the best way is to just brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes and do so consistently.
I use essential oils and natural toothpaste daily, but I also have a whitening kit from the dentist that I use periodically.
- Is it really helpful to have the floss habit?
- What are the benefits of flossing? But I mean, visible ones. I’ve not been flossing for more then 10 years and nothing happened.
- Do you have a travel floss?
- Does having a scented floss actually do anything?
- What flossing tools can I use to keep from damaging my gums? Mint dental floss sticks between my teeth and is hard to use. Any suggestions for good alternative ways to floss?
- Are you supposed to floss after every meal? How do you do that if you aren’t home?
- How to I get in to the habit of flossing again?
- Do you think flossing is important? If you don’t or do, why so?
- It doesn’t hurt your teeth to floss more than once a day, right?
- Do you recommend any particular type of floss for teeth with wide gaps between them?