IT is the subject of our selfie dreams – a bright white smile.
There are toothpastes, mouthwashes, laser whitening treatments, special gels.
Everyone comes with the promise of perfect pearl white.
There are even photo editing programs that can brighten your smile with one (two) strokes.
But the leading dentist has found a simple way to achieve the perfect set of knitted images – they are all natural.
Dr. Richard Marquez of Wimpole Street Dental shares his top 11 tips with The Sun Online.
1. Baking soda is not just for baking
Baking soda is a natural tooth whitener, said Dr. Marquez, adding that it is included in a number of toothpastes.
He recommends mixing a quarter teaspoon of baking soda with water and brushing your teeth.
The whiter the food, the whiter your teeth will be
Dr. Richard Marquez, Wimpole Street Dental
Alternatively, you can add it to your cheap toothpaste.
Dr. Marquez said:
He noted that baking soda is a natural cleansing and oxidizing agent.
2. GET UNOPACK
Strawberry has long been mentioned as a way to brighten and refresh the smile.
And their secret lies in acidity.
Berries are rich in malic acid, a natural cleanser that can help whiten teeth.
However, they do contain citric acid, which can weaken the enamel, the hard outer layer of the tooth, so it is recommended to use this product sparingly.
Experts say that it is best to choose really ripe strawberries, because as the fruit decomposes, the concentration of malic acid increases, while citric acid decreases.
3. USE ALAI AT WHICH TO BO OU YS LVAIN
Although many mouthwashes are offered, Dr. Marquez suggests that they can be a great solution in your kitchen cupboard.
“Salt water helps to whiten teeth naturally and take care of your gums, as it is a natural antibacterial,” he said.
He suggested mixing a teaspoon of salt in a glass of hot kettle boiling water to use as a mouthwash.
4. BUY BE IG IA
Whether or not nutritionists will tremble at the thought of a beige diet when it comes to your teeth is arguing about eating most white or beige foods.
“The whiter the food, the whiter your teeth will be,” says Dr. Marquez.
So by eating chicken, fish and rice, you are limiting the amount of food in your diet.
Nutrients dye teeth by attaching to the tooth surface.
The main culprits are pigmented foods – beets, blueberries, carrots – Chinese or Indian dishes, which are rich in tumors and other nutrients.
That said, it is vital to eat a balanced diet, including at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, so just keep in mind that bright, colorful foods are more likely to damage your teeth, and you should drink or brush them sparingly. teeth immediately after enjoying them.
5. SAVE THE DAY OF APPROACH
One apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so the old saying goes.
But, according to Dr. Marquez, the fruit can also help keep your dentist happy.
Like strawberries, they contain a lot of malic acid and are a great natural toothpaste.
6. CHOOSE RED FOR WHITE
Not only food but also the beverages we drink can tarnish our tractors.
At the main level, choose white wine instead of red.
But Dr. Marquez said it was good to drink plenty of water and milk.
Calcium in milk can help strengthen tooth enamel, as well as jaw bone.
And water is a natural cleanser, so it helps to wash the plate.
7. GO ELECTRIC:
Dr. Marquez is clear. When you invest in an electric toothbrush, you smile.
“Electric toothbrushes can remove up to 70% more plaque than just hand brushes,” he said.
He suggests trying out the new Sonicare Black Diamond brush, which vibrates at a brush rate of 31,000 beats per minute and has a whitening mode to remove stains.
8. PANIC GREEN
Cheese may not seem like an obvious choice, but it is another food that is a natural cleanser.
And an added bonus is that it contains a lot of calcium, which helps to raise the outer surface, also cleansing it.
Your best bet is hard cheese, like cheddar, suggested Dr. Marquez.
9. TO BE … WHO?
It may seem like a fiery way to end it, but rinsing your mouth with a tablespoon of coconut oil can whiten your smile.
Dr. Marquez said it was best to walk it as long as possible, but more than 15 minutes is ideal.
“This removes bacteria, helps prevent plaque and stains from sticking to the teeth,” he explained.
10. LET’S GO TO YOUR DENT
There is no avoiding it. Whether to be afraid of the dentist or not is vital to getting regular checkups.
Dr. Marquez said that regular brushing can be checked by a specialist, adding that only a dentist can thoroughly check for caries.
X-rays may be needed to check the inside of the teeth, the jaw.
And dentists can advise whether laser teeth whitening using laser-activated hydrogen peroxide to remove stains within an hour can be helpful.
11. SHAKO AL R … YES, YOU READ REALLY
Yes, it sounds crazy, but you read that right.
Charcoal is another effective way to “help clean and whiten your teeth,” said Dr. Marquez.
But before attacking the remains of a fireplace or barbecue, he added that it is better to rely on toothpaste that contains charcoal.
“100% natural Agos varnish, made from activated coconut charcoal, strengthens the gums, removes toxins from the mouth, absorbs bacteria, is affordable,” he said.
He suggests trying Diamond Whites.