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Natural Ways to Take Care of Your Smile

August 13, 2019

Taking care of your smile is so important. Not only can your smile impact your mood and confidence, but it can also have a huge impact on the people around you, too. If you want to make sure you’re taking care of your smile, you don’t need to use harsh bleaching products and toothpaste to get great results. Below, you’ll find some of the most natural ways to take care of your smile. 

 

Brush Your Teeth With Charcoal Powder

Charcoal powder can be used for all kinds of things, and brushing your teeth is one of them. Now, it’s important you practice moderation with charcoal powder. It’s not something you should be brushing with every single day; rather a few times a week, or when you really need it. 

Swish Your Mouth With Coconut Oil 

Oil pulling with coconut oil is another popular natural way of keeping the teeth healthy. All you do is let the oil melt in your mouth and then swish it around for a few minutes if you can. This can be a great way of restoring the natural whiteness of your teeth and keeping bacteria at bay. 

Visit The Dentist Regularly 

Unfortunately, you just can’t get away from visiting your family dentist if you want to keep your mouth healthy. The dentist will be able to spot and fix potential issues early on, likely even before you notice that there may be a problem. Make sure you visit once a year at a minimum. If you have any recurring problems with your teeth, you may need to visit more regularly, but your dentist will advise you on this.  

Watch What You Eat/Drink 

The things we eat and drink can hugely impact the color and the health of our teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine can all stain teeth if consumed regularly. In general, if something can stain a white t-shirt, then it’ll likely stain your teeth. To avoid bacteria and stains you can try using a natural, vegan, sugar-free chewing gum. 

Don’t Smoke 

We probably don’t need to lecture you about how terrible smoking can be for your health. However, this doesn’t mean we’re not going to tell you to stop. Smoking is one of the biggest culprits for stained and unhealthy teeth. Not to mention bad breath, discolored fingernails, and the rest! Get help to quit smoking and you’ll not only take better care of your smile but other aspects of your health and the people around you. 

Brush Your Tongue 

A lot of people don’t realize how important brushing their tongue is. Brushing the tongue makes for better breath, plus, it gets rid of bacteria that can build up and negatively impact the teeth. Make this a part of your brushing routine. You could even invest in a tongue scraper if you want to be extra vigilant and ensure that this bacteria is not harming your smile. 

How will you take care of your smile? Leave your thoughts and any ideas of your own below!

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