3 Tips for Healthy Teeth

brush your teeth to keep them healthyHow can you help your kids’ have healthy teeth? It requires more than brushing and flossing twice a day. Optimal nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are equally important when it comes to ensuring that your child’s teeth grow strong and straight and remain free of decay. And with Halloween just around the corner, this may be a good reminder to bone up on good oral hygiene!

Although flossing and brushing are key in maintaining those pearly whites, Continue reading “3 Tips for Healthy Teeth”

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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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