July 31, 2019

Natural Ways To Maintain Your Beautiful Smile

There is much you can do to showcase your beauty, especially around your face, but if when you open your mouth, your teeth are less than perfect, then that might undo much of the hard work you have done elsewhere. Of course, you might also feel more self-conscious as a result, so even if your teeth have only a few minor issues, you might decide to smile less if you don't have the confidence to do so. 

Now, there is much your dentist can do to help you. He or she can straighten your teeth if needed, and to further mend misalignments, will fix the gap in your teeth with restorative treatments. Your dentist can also make your teeth shine with bleaching treatments, although you could also buy products from the pharmacy for a similar effect.

Effective options all, although there are natural ways to achieve a beautiful smile, especially before signs of damage begin to show. By following the suggestions below, you will protect your teeth and maintain your smile, giving you the ability to feel more confident when you're posing for pictures and spending time with friends.

1: Improve your diet to whiten your teeth

Certain food and drink items will tarnish your teeth; typical culprits being berries, red wine, tea, and coffee. Falling prey to sugar cravings will also result in damage to your teeth, as your pearly whites will be afflicted with the darkened (and damaging) signs of tooth decay. Of course, it can be difficult to avoid some of these items on a regular basis, but if you do partake, be sure to give your teeth a thorough brushing afterward.

However, some food items will naturally whiten your teeth, and they're good for you in other ways too. Strawberries, apples, celery, carrots, and water all have natural properties to both whiten and maintain your beautiful smile. Check out this list for these and other foods that are worth focussing on when you're snacking or planning your meals.  

2: Brush your teeth with baking soda

Studies have suggested that toothpastes containing baking soda are more effective than those that aren't. Not only are they better at removing plaque from your teeth, but the concentrated properties of baking soda are better at whitening teeth too. You should think about this when you're next buying toothpaste, although you can also make a paste out of baking soda yourself. Simply mix two teaspoons of water with one teaspoon of baking powder to create a concentrated paste. Then brush for two minutes, being sure to coat all of your teeth. Of course, this isn't a substitute for regular toothpaste, and you should still floss regularly. However, as a temporary method to whiten your teeth, it has been proven effective. Check out this article for more information on how to use baking soda within your teeth cleaning routine.

3: Try coconut oil

Coconut oil has many uses, from preserving the health of your skin to protecting your hair from damage. It's good for your teeth too, as some people have attested to whiter teeth after using it as part of their dental hygiene routine. Simply add a few drops of coconut oil to your toothbrush and apply it to your teeth, or swill some around your mouth for a few minutes for a similar effect. We have yet to try it, but it's worth giving it a go, and because coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, it will also protect and clean your gums too.

A whiter smile means a more confident you, so try our suggestions and let us know the results. Let us know too if you have any other tips that will help our readers maintain their pearly white smiles.

Take care, and thanks for reading.


  1. Thank you for these tips! I admit, I have a serious sugar habit, so it's especially important to focus on my teeth!

    1. I completely get you believe me!! Thank you for passing by!!