With a new year right in front of you, it’s important to make resolutions that will not only make you a better person but that will also make you a healthier person as well. Instead of simply sticking to New Year’s resolutions that consist of diet and weight loss, why not try a resolution that surrounds a different part of your health? Your oral health. By adding these three things to your resolution list, you can get a whiter smile and keep it that way all year long.
- Avoid Certain Beverages
If you’re a soda or red wine addict, you aren’t doing your teeth any favors by drinking these beverages. Both dark colored sodas and red wine are notorious for wreaking havoc on the color of your teeth— leaving them looking a little more brown than white. This year, set a resolution to cut back on soda and wine a little bit at a time— you don’t have to cut these beverages out completely, but cutting down on them will definitely help get you the whiter smile you’ve always wanted.
- Drink More Water
Starting off the new year with a resolution to drink more water will not only help to improve your oral health but it will also help to improve your physical health as well. Considering that the majority of your body is made up of water, it is important to make sure that you stay properly hydrated for it to work properly. But does water help keep your teeth whiter? Drinking more water will speed up your mouth’s production of saliva, and saliva acts as a natural mouthwash and strips your teeth of plaque and tartar caused by food and beverages.
- Whitening Toothpaste
As one of the simplest ways to get a whiter smile, whitening toothpaste will help to cut down on plaque, tartar, and surface stains caused by food and beverage. Simply make it a resolution to replace your normal toothpaste with a whitening toothpaste and use it twice a day— you will notice a difference and so will your dentist!
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