How to Keep Teeth White Naturally

How to Keep Teeth White Naturally
There aremany effective methods of teeth whitening available, but some come withheavy price tags. Here are some steps you can take at home to whitenteeth naturally without breaking the bank.
Things You’ll Need:

Things You'll Need (List Item)
* Straw
* Toothbrush
* Lemon Juice
* Salt
* Baking soda
* Hydrogen peroxide
* Strawberries

Step 1:

Limit your consumption of drinks that stain tooth enamel. A few ofthese include coffee, tea and red wine. If you simply can't cut back onthese beverages, consider drinking them though a straw to limit theamount of liquid that actually comes in contact with teeth.

Step 2:

Brush your teeth immediately after eating, especially if eating foods that stain easily, such as berries.

Step 3:

Rub raw strawberries on your teeth, preferably pureed. There is anenzyme in strawberries that acts as a whitening agent. You'll want tobrush and rinse after applying the strawberries to remove the naturalsugars and acids they may leave behind.

Step 4:

Eat crunchy foods that require a lot of chewing such as carrots,celery, broccoli and apples. These foods are abrasive and will removebuilt up plaque, which dulls the appearance of teeth.

Step 5:

Dip your toothbrush directly into baking soda and brush. The results are worth the lousy taste.

Step 6:

Combine lemon juice and one teaspoon of salt to make a paste-likesubstance. Brush your teeth and rinse. Again, not so pleasant on thepalate, but your teeth will thank you.

Step 7:

Use hydrogen peroxide to brush your teeth. Dip your toothbrush into asmall capful of the peroxide and brush as you would with regulartoothpaste, being careful not to swallow. Rinse with water.

- Tips -

* Consider using one of the several whitening toothpastes on the market that have all-natural ingredients.
* Brushing after every meal and flossing regularly are the first steps in maintaining a healthy smile.