Your teeth are like a blank canvas. Therefore, what you choose to put in your mouth will subsequently show up on your teeth. So, if your diet consists of copious amounts of coffee and red wine by the bottle full, or you choose to partake in unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco, then you can expect that your canvas will no longer be blank. Instead of a mouth full of pearly whites, your teeth will likely be an unpleasant shade of anywhere from off-white to brown and sometimes grey.
That being said, a good rule of thumb is that if goes in dark it will probably stain your teeth. However, most stains are easily removed. Luckily, there is much that we can do in order to maintain a dazzling smile. From brushing at least twice a day up to after every meal if possible, flossing, getting regular routine cleanings and even being conscious of our diet, the brilliance of your smile truly is in your hands.
The Secret to Clean Teeth
Want to know the secret to a clean, sparkling smile? Water. That’s it. Water. Water plays such an incredible role in the life of the human race. From making up 72 percent of the Earth’s surface area to an average 65 percent of the human body, water plays a critical role in nearly every aspect of our lives. One area in which water is essential and particularly useful, but that is often overlooked, is in its ability to keep our teeth clean.
It is recommended that the average healthy adult consume at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day. Water not only helps to encourage an efficient digestive system, helps you to lose weight, and also hydrate your skin, but it also cleans your teeth. The more water that you drink, the more bacteria and germs that you wash away from your teeth. Flushing bacteria away from your teeth and out of your mouth means a cleaner mouth overall by way of fewer cavities, less risk of gum disease, fresher breath and of course whiter teeth.