How to have white teeth and fresh breath naturally

There is nothing more attractive than a beautiful smile. White teeth and fresh breathis our calling card and together with our eyes, our mouth is the focal point of our face, we use it for talking, eating and kissing.

You’ve found the perfect lipstick color that makes your lips look seductive … but what happens when you open your mouth and your teeth are yellowish and you’ve got bad breath?

That is why good oral hygiene is so important, regular visits to your dentist, at least once a year or less, if you want to be sure that plaque and tartar are professionally removed, especially if your have the tendency to be lazy with your toothbrush.

Halitosis (bad breath) is buildup of bacteria in your mouth that can be caused by diet or foods, but there could also be underlying conditions or factors that can cause the problem, including gum infections.

At home we should brush with a good toothpaste and floss after every meal to remove traces of food, and you can use an antiseptic or antibacterial mouthwash, but if you’re away from home and can’t brush, just rinsing with water will remove food or residue from your teeth until you can get back to your trusty toothbrush.

Eating hard foods such as carrots, apples, broccoli or celery help get rid of plaque build upon your teeth and besides being delicious they are good for your general health.

There are also natural methods for keeping your teeth white and your breath pleasant.

Try baking sodaas a toothpaste. Make a paste with some water and a pinch of salt or with lemon juice. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the paste.

If you also want to whiten your teeth try using a mix of baking soda, water and hydrogen peroxide (it is already used in commercial mouthwashes – so it’s safe). Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. Don’t swallow the mixture.

The only drawback regarding baking soda is that it is abrasive and can erode teeth enamel, so it shouldn't be used more than twice a week and you can’t brush excessively.

Rubbing strawberries or banana peels (the white part on the inside) also helps whiten teeth naturally, but the residue has to be brushed off immediately.

Sage is also great. You can rub the leaf on your teeth and gums, you can also try chewing on it, it will make your breath fresh and it’s a lot cheaper than any gum.

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