How to Choose a Natural Toothpaste

brushing-teethPicking a toothpaste can be very confusing. With promises of minty fresh breath, stronger enamel and whiter teeth, the toothpaste industry has become very competitive. Conventional toothpastes usually contain many chemicals, from fluoride and triclosan to sodium laureth sulphate and artificial sweeteners. One segment of this industry that is growing is natural toothpaste.

Here are the most common chemicals to AVOID in toothpastes:

1. Fluoride. The chemical most commonly found in toothpaste is sodium fluoride (also just labeled as fluoride). Continue reading “How to Choose a Natural Toothpaste”

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How to Whiten Teeth Naturally

teeth-whiteA great smile is the first thing that people notice. For many, whiter teeth make them feel more confident and they smile more often. But those neon white teeth we see on celebrities are not a reality for most. Teeth naturally fall within a range of light greyish-yellow shades, depending on your genetics, and will darken as you age. Lifestyle habits also play a role in the whiteness of your your teeth.

Here are some tips to whiten teeth naturally, for a brighter smile:

Drinking coffee, tea and red wine, and eating dark berries and chocolate can stain the teeth, and those stains build up over time. Even drinking milk can lead to an increase in tartar production that causes yellowing. Limit the number of cups of tea and coffee you drink, and swap the red wine for a glass of white. Or brush your teeth after eating or drinking, or rinse your mouth with water. Continue reading “How to Whiten Teeth Naturally”

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