8 Different Ways To Clean Your Teeth
A smile is perhaps said to be the biggest accessory anyone can adorn. And when it comes with shiny pearl white teeth, well, acts as the icing on the cake already! It certainly makes a lasting impression and moreover, a smiling pose will always work best for your selfie addiction. But there are days when you are suffering from bad breath and want to get rid of those yellow teeth which looks awful.
If you have been struggling hard and finding ways to clean your teeth and get rid of that smell, then simply follow these 8 steps which will make your first impression the lasting one. Let’s get started.
1. Cinnamon sticks can be magical on teeth
One of the inexpensive and age-old methods to clean your teeth and sweeten your breath is chewing cinnamon sticks. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, its antimicrobial nature will help you prevent tooth decay and reduce bad breath. Also, remember to drink plenty of water which is a great way to rinse your mouth. Water not only removes the leftover particles of food but also stimulates saliva production.
2. Go green and make your own toothpaste
Natural remedies can sometimes work wonders plus they do not come with any side effect. Make your own whitening toothpaste with some strawberries or bananas or apple cider vinegar.
Where malic acid found in strawberries is a natural emulsifier, banana has got three vitamins namely Potassium, Magnesium and manganese which help remove stains.
Talking of apple cider vinegar, this multi-purpose product has got natural teeth whitening properties. Mix a little quantity of this solution with baking soda and use a few times a week.
3. Dental tools
Dentists use a number of specialized dental instruments and techniques to clean plaque, tartar, and stains on your teeth which totally depends on upon the build-up or deposits. They might use an ultrasonic instrument, scalers, picks or curettes whose purpose is to remove calculus. For worse cases, they might use EZ io insertion which is using an intraosseous injection that acts as a local anesthesia to make the tooth numb. With the needle that has been threaded into perforation, the solution is injected. It is extremely safe and later, to polish the teeth they might use a soft rubber cup, paste and polishing device.
4. Have you tried chewing neem sticks?
Before the inception of commercial toothbrushes in the market, using neem sticks to clean the teeth was considered to be a healthy practice in earlier times. Neem tree or Indian lilac is believed to be blessed with 130 active compounds out of which neem twigs have got great medicinal properties. One, it is antimicrobial preventing bad breath. Two, it whitens the teeth naturally. However, an important thing to keep in mind while chewing the neem twigs is to be careful of the hardness of the fibers.
5. Oil Pulling, anyone?
An Ayurvedic remedy in which you have to swish oil in your mouth in order to remove harmful bacterias and germs from your mouth. All you need to do is take a spoonful of oil (Coconut, olive or sesame oil), swish it in your mouth for about a minute and spit it out. Now wash your mouth with lukewarm water. Try doing it on an empty stomach making sure the oil absorbs and detoxifies bacterias.
Using coconut oil is considered to be the most effective as it helps in reducing gingivitis i.e. inflammation of the gums and also lowers down harmful bacterias in the mouth.
6. Using Mouthwash
A number of mouthwashes are supposedly said to tackle different dental problems. Some reduce plaque, some prevent gingivitis; others help fight cavities. For those who have difficulty in flossing or brushing can use mouthwashes. Not only they provide additional protection against cavities but mask bad breath. Consult your dentist to know which mouthwash works best for you. Along with mouthwashes try using tongue scrapers. Studies have shown that brushing the tongue reduces halitosis to a much greater extent than just brushing the teeth.
7. Dental Flossing is not so bad
According to dentists, flossing is a great way to remove minute particles that are trapped between your teeth which your toothbrush might miss out. Moreover, it reduces plague that is built overnight. Dental floss comes both waxed and unwaxed which depends on the spacing of your teeth.
8. Brush twice a day for two minutes
How often should one brush? Well, every day two times (after waking up from the bed and before going to bed at night) for about two minutes. Choose carefully a soft bristled brush which is not too abrasive on your gums. A gentle circular motion initially on the front teeth and then the back ones (both sides) will keep your teeth in top form. Also, it will remove tiny particles that might cause cavities. Remember not to overbrush as it might lead to wear down of the enamel layer that protects your teeth further resulting in pain and sensitivity.
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