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.
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.
- How many of you regularly floss twice a day?
- How often do you floss? Once every day? Each time you brush your teeth?
- How can you help your partner floss more?
- Are there any sustainable floss options?
- How do you know that you’ve flossed long enough?
- Do you floss before or after you brush teeth?
- What time of day do you like to floss and how often do you do it?
- How often do you floss? Why is it important?
- Before or after brushing?
- Have you noticed an improvement in your gum health since sustaining your flossing habit?