If you’re like most people, you probably dream of having a healthy mouth with perfectly straight white teeth – the Hollywood smile. The good news is, that unless your teeth are completely rotten, or have already fallen from your head, there are lots of simple things you can do to get a smile that the A-listers would be proud of.
Check out these neat tricks for perfecting your smile now:
Make Your Own Toothpaste
One of the simplest things you can do to whiten your teeth naturally is to make your own toothpaste by mixing 1 tsp of turmeric with 1 tsp of coconut oil and three drops of mint oil. Alternatively, you could try making your own baking soda toothpaste, which many people have also found to be good at whitening their teeth to some degree.
Rinse with Tea Tree Oil
Mix 5-8 drops of tea tree oil into 4 ounces of water and use it to rinse your mouth out after brushing. It should only take two weeks for you to see a difference in the cleanliness of your mouth and the whiteness of your teeth. It works in part because tea tree oil is great for killing off bacteria.
Have them Professionally Cleaned
Visiting a dentist that specializes in the cosmetic look of the teeth, as well as teeth health, like Dental SCV and having them professionally clean, scale and polish your teeth will have the most immediate impact on your smile. Do this at regular intervals, as recommended by your dentist, and you will be going a long way to protecting your smile in the long-term.
Cut Down on Sugar
Nothing damages teeth more quickly and effectively than sugar, so if you’re serious about having that perfect Hollywood smile, you might want to consider giving up, or seriously curbing, your sugar consumption, and particularly sodas, which will cause cavities and rot your teeth if you aren’t really careful.
Many people have had success brightening their smiles with oil pulling. This technique requires you to roll a teaspoon of coconut oil around your mouth for a few minutes each day. This helps to get rid of the bacteria that causes plaque, which yellows the teeth, It can also help to protect from gingivitis and mouth infections.
Try Hydrogen Peroxide
Yes, the chemical that you use to clean wounds and color your hair can also be used to kill bacteria and protect your smile, when swished around the mouth. Just make sure that you buy food grade peroxide and do not swallow it!
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
Some studies have noticed a correlation between high fruit and veg consumption and healthy teeth. The more raw, crunchy fruits and veg you eat, the more you chew, which h helps to remove plaque. Not only that, but pineapples and strawberries are believed to have tooth-whitening properties too, so eat healthily and you’ll have a healthy smile.
Using some of the above tips, along with regular, thorough brushing and flossing, and regular trips to the dentist should be enough to safeguard your teeth and give you that perfect Hollywood smile.