We see our favorite celebrities on the big screen and we think, “Those teeth can’t be real”. How could they? They’re immaculately white and straight! Alas, they’re real. But movie stars do have more ways and means than us mere mortals to keep their grills that way.
Not all of us can afford the dental fees to help us get that movie star smile, but there are ways to at least make your teeth clean and healthy. Here are some of them:
Don’t Miss Your Dental Appointment
The one thing that’s keeping you from having that movie-star smile is your dentist appointment you’ve been putting off for quite some time now. Seeing your dentist will help you determine the status of your dental health and know if you need some improvements.
Change Your Toothbrush Regularly
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should change your toothbrush every three to four months and if the bristles become frayed because of frequent use. And nope, using a toothbrush cover won’t help extend the life of your toothbrush.
Use A Whitening Toothpaste
Since we’re always on a budget and can’t invest on dental work all the time, our go-to solution could be a whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes whiten teeth by removing surface stains that you get from drinking coffee and smoking.
Botanique by Himalaya offers a range of teeth whitening toothpastes that not only whiten teeth, but also keep your breath fresh and give you healthy-looking gums! Botanique toothpastes whiten your teeth without infusing chemical bleach or harsh chemicals. Whitening property in the toothpastes is powered by the breakthrough plant enzyme technology (harvested from pineapple and papaya) that gently removes the stains on your teeth, so don’t worry about hurting your gums!
Ready to switch your toothpaste and achieve that movie-star smile? Visit botaniquenow.ph. Botanique toothpastes are also available at Watsons, Mercury Drug stores and Lazada.
Yes, you brush your teeth a few times a day, but brushing alone doesn’t get the job done. Flossing can help remove unwanted plaque and make your teeth look brighter. By flossing, you’re not only removing plaque, but you’re also helping to keep your gums healthy.
DIY Teeth Cleansing
Another cheap alternative to achieve clean pearly whites is to DIY! There are tons of teeth cleaning remedies that you can try at home; a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is the most commonly-used recipe in terms of teeth whitening and cleansing, as these two ingredients are known for their effectiveness and abrasiveness.
Avoid Toothpastes with Triclosan
Triclosan is a powerful chemical substance that fights the spread of germs. The chemical is present in hand soaps, toys, beauty products, and toothpastes. Though it helps to kill germs, triclosan isn’t a recommended ingredient for mouth-cleaning. The chemical can cause harmful effects on humans, animals, and the environment. So before you buy your next toothpaste, best to check out first the formula used in making them.
Avoid Sugary Food
Who doesn’t love sweets? For most, it’s the perfect way to end your sumptuous meal. But with good treats come painful consequences. Constantly eating food with too much sugar can lead to tooth decay. Bad bacteria feed on the sugar that remains on our mouth, creating acids that can destroy tooth enamel. These acids turn into cavities that causes tooth pain and eventually, tooth loss.
Minimize Your Vices
We experience the effect of our vices throughout our body, but its impact can be usually seen in our mouth. Smoking cigarettes can lead to a number of dental health problems such as bad breath, tooth discoloration, increase on the risk of developing gum disease, and of course oral cancer. So, unless you have dental clinic endorsements, it would be best to keep your vices in check.
Which of these tips will you follow to get that movie-star smile? Tell us in the comments below!