Sunday, March 1, 2015

You Might Be Over-Whitening ! Do It Naturally With Foods

Most of us have either used whitening strips, whitening toothpastes, or brushed with baking soda to help whiten our teeth.

It's not recommended to use any whitening strips more than once a month and any other whitening method more than once a week - any more than that and you'll strip away too much enamel.

If you feel the need to whiten your teeth daily, do it naturally with foods like strawberries and pineapple. Both are acidic in a cleansing way.

Strawberries contain malic acid (increases saliva), but they also offer the benefits antioxidants that reduce staining bacteria as well as inflammation. Plus, vitamin C that protects against gum inflammation and periodontal disease.

Pineapple is the only food that contains bromelain.  Bromelain is also effective stain-removing ingredient!

Also try celery, pears and apples. They contain fiber, which increases the amount of saliva in your mouth. The more saliva you're making, the cleaner your teeth!!      
      Simply chewing on an apple scrubs your teeth. Plus, the high concentration of malic acid also increases saliva, which also helps to clean teeth.

Raw broccoli, like an apple, will scrub your teeth. Plus, all the iron in broccoli provides a wall of protection again acid created by bacteria, thus preventing stains.

The fact that raisins call be good for your teeth may be surprising, since they are also sticky! Chewing raisins help stimulate saliva production that guards teeth against stains and cavities.   

The Unexpected Way Running Affects your Teeth

We all know that exercising is great for your health. One of the primary reasons for running is that it helps lose weight, fight heart disease and relives stress. However running can also have hidden negative effect on one of the most important parts of your body; Teeth.
When you add all the carbs, sports drinks and protein bars that are likely consumed during or after a work out, your mouth has the perfect environment for cavi...ties. Sugar feeds decay-causing bacteria and our defenses against this bad bacteria lives in our saliva.
While most runners breath through their mouth, the mouth is usually dry during the entire run which slows saliva rates and makes it harder for the mouth to clean its self. Therefore, when the mouth is dry, your teeth are at risk.

Here are a few things you can to save your teeth during a workout!

1.Stay hydrated

2.Pop a sugar free mint or a piece gum after a workout (helps your saliva glands to start working again)

3.Brush and floss regularly