Models Direct: The Secret to White Teeth

From: Models Direct
Published: Tue Mar 30 2010

A dazzling smile not only livens up your face, it can also make you appear younger and more attractive. Those are just two good reasons for taking care of your teeth. Here are some tips from modelling agency Models Direct on how to keep your teeth pearly white.

• Fruit and veg. Fruit and vegetables are not just an important part of a balanced diet they can also help to keep your teeth sparkling. Eating crunchy, raw vegetables such as carrots naturally helps to clean your teeth, as chewing causes extra saliva that neutralises bacteria and helps to clean between your teeth. Another rather surprising tip is to rub strawberry pulp over your teeth, as the fruit has a natural bleaching effect. After doing this, rinse or brush your teeth. Models Direct suggest you don’t use this trick too often though as the natural acids in strawberries can damage tooth enamel.

• Use a straw. We all know that fizzy drinks are bad for your teeth, but most of us find it hard to resist them! Drinking through a straw will help to prevent damage to your teeth by minimising the contact between your teeth and the drink. Other drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea and even white wine are known to stain your teeth so this is something to bear in mind.

• Brush twice daily. Professionals recommend that you brush your teeth after each meal. That’s not always possible, but you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day or every twelve hours. This will prevent plaque and stains forming. Flossing once a day will also prevent stains in between your teeth. If it’s not possible to brush your teeth after you’ve eaten, rinsing your mouth with water will help.

• Replace your toothbrush. It’s amazing how many people don’t change their toothbrush as regularly as they should – but most of us are guilty of it! A new toothbrush is needed around every three months or when the bristles begin to wear out. Worn-out brushes will be less efficient at cleaning your teeth properly.

• Stop smoking. It’s a lot easier said than done, but smoking is one of the main culprits when it comes to yellow teeth – as well as causing gum disease and the numerous other health problems.

• Drastic action. If you are really self-conscious about your teeth, or are desperate for a Hollywood-white smile, you could consider having your teeth bleached or whitened professionally by a dentist. However, this can be expensive!

• If you can handle the taste you could always try making a paste using baking soda and salt and brushing your teeth with it twice a week, something that doesn’t sound very appealing to Models Direct!

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