Food is life, and a set of healthy teeth are integral to get the most out of this blessing. Not only do they help to talk and chew but are also a contributing factor to one’s appearance and personality. Besides brushing, flossing and using mouthwash, there are many interesting approaches to healthier, pearly-white teeth.

Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean - Anoka Dental - Family dentist Anoka, MN

EATING ‘DETERGENT FOODS’: These are firm, crispy foods that clean the teeth when consumed. Examples are apples, celery, popcorn, and carrots.  Apple is an effective cleaning element and is known as nature’s toothbrush. So, ending your regular meals with a detergent food can naturally clean your mouth at the same providing nutrients.

GARGLE WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Rinse your mouth with apple cider vinegar and it will not just kill bacteria and remove stains, but also cleans teeth and gums as well as whiten your teeth. Using this before brushing teeth in the morning can make a lot of difference.

BRUSHING TEETH WITH BAKING SODA: Baking soda is composed of a chemical compound that makes it a great mild abrasive. It is this same abrasiveness that effectively removes surface stains from your teeth and makes them appear whiter. It can also be used as an alternative to toothpaste but frequently using it could erode away the protective enamel, hence doing this once a week is recommended.

SALT: With its natural components, salt helps relieve swollen, inflamed gums and rinses away bacteria in the mouth. Dissolving salt in water and using it as a mouthwash can prove beneficial.

GO ON A WHITE DIET: This diet basically requires you to avoid all the foods and beverages that are dark, like coffee, black tea, red wine, and cigars. The logic applied here is if it’s dark before you eat it, it surely will stain your teeth. Try to avoid consuming such stuff or brush your teeth thoroughly after consumption.

These are some interesting ways you can try for keeping your teeth clean and maintaining your pearly whites.

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