Ways to get that sparkling white smile

It is everyone's yearning to have that sparkling white teeth.Some people resort to pricey laser treatment or whitening strips - both of which can potentially damage the tooth's enamel and increase sensitivity, causing sharp pains.
Here are some natural teeth whitening tips.

1. Eat white foods.
It might sound obvious, but the whiter the foods you eat, the whiter your teeth will be. To help keep your teeth pearly white, eat chicken, rice and fish. Avoid pigmented foods such as beetroot, blueberries, carrots and Chinese/Indian takeaways - which often include turmeric or food colourings that can bind to teeth's enamel and stain.

2. Eat apples.
Apples are one of the best natural teeth-cleansing foods. This is due in part to the cleansing texture which helps scrub away plaque, but like strawberries they also contain malic acid to enhance the process.

3. Drink water or milk
The calcium in milk helps to strengthen tooth enamel and structure as well as jaw bone, while water is a natural cleanser that will help to wash away plaque.

4. Warm salt water.
Salt helps to both whiten your teeth naturally and look after your gums as it's a natural antibacterial. Mix a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm kettle-boiled water and use it as mouthwash.

5. Eat cheese.
Another great naturally cleansing food that can strengthen the teeth is cheese. It of course contains plenty of calcium to keep teeth strong, but also has a cleansing surface structure - especially when it comes to harder cheeses like cheddar.

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