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Six simple ways to keep your smile white this winter

January 15, 2018

It’s easy to assume that maintaining a sparkling white smile must be very expensive and time-consuming. However, you would be mistaken; getting the kind of smile that would make a Hollywood star proud can be down to just a few simple tactics.

You don’t necessarily need to sacrifice joining in on your favourite delicacies. Here are some straightforward ways that you can keep your teeth looking as white as winter snow.

Brush your teeth with baking soda

Baking soda’s ability to naturally whiten teeth might not overly surprise you when you learn that baking soda is an ingredient of many toothpastes. You can benefit from the oxidising properties when you mix a quarter teaspoon of baking soda into water before brushing the resulting substance on your teeth. This is a technique that can gradually whiten your teeth, the Daily Mail explains.

Snack on strawberries

We don’t doubt that, you could easily be found reaching for a fresh cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm this winter. However, you should forgo artificial sweets this season in favour of fresh strawberries instead. This is recommended because strawberries are rich in malic acid, which can naturally cleanse and so whiten the teeth.

Tuck into chicken instead of turkey

Yes, during winter you might love tucking into the usual turkey roast, however, that bird could be visually blighting your teeth.

Therefore, your choice of cooked fowl ought to instead be chicken. The reason for this is dazzlingly simple: it’s a white food and so can leave your teeth whiter than a darker food like turkey would. It’s why rice and fish also tend not to leave discernible stains on teeth.

Swap your usual wine for water

Winter can be a great time to meet up with friends and family for a chat over a glass of wine. However, consuming too much wine could give you a reason to whine; red wine can stain your teeth, while white wine – though less damaging – can still increase the probability that your teeth will be stained by food.

Try to instead increase your water intake, as it could rinse away harmful chemicals, notes Peaceful Dumpling. Drink water throughout the day, including after each meal.

Eat foods that are high in calcium

The health benefits of calcium are well-documented, but you may not have realised how much this nutrient can help beautify your smile. Calcium-abundant foods can not only strengthen, but also whiten, your enamel. Examples of these foods include broccoli, spinach, collards and kale.

Take advantage of our teeth whitening treatment

An array of stains might have already gathered on your teeth. That’s understandable if you have overindulged on tea and coffee and smoked a few too many cigarettes over the Christmas and New Year period.

However, we offer teeth whitening treatment where stains would be lifted through use of bleaching gel and an activator light. Each treatment session lasts just an hour, but can make your teeth as many as 7 shades whiter – whether the treatment is delivered by a dentist in Leicester or Corby.

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