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Mirror, mirror on the wall - is my smile the brightest of them all?

by timetospa January 8, 2014
Mirror, mirror on the wall - is my smile the brightest of them all?

With snow creating a veritable winter backdrop of white, the elements of our bodies that match this natural highlight are more likely to stand out. Your teeth are typically one of the first things people notice when you speak to them, and as such,  if they don't do justice to your dazzling smile, it's time to freshen up a little.

Home remedies for keeping your teeth vibrant longer
If a picture says 1000 words, then it's your job to make sure the right tone is set with a bright, white grin. With so many delicious foods and drinks that work against you, such as coffee, wine, acidic berries and pasta sauce, it can feel like a full time occupation ensuring that  nothing is staining your teeth. According to Human N Health, there are a variety of household items that can help you achieve a shinier, brighter smile.

Banana peels, for instance, are rich in nutrients, such as potassium and magnesium, that get right down to the core of the problem - the soft spots behind enamel. After you're finished enjoying a banana in the morning, rub the peel on your teeth for a few minutes and then brush as normal. Complete this ritual once or twice a week to help break down natural staining from acidic foods.

The source also highlighted the healing powers of lemons as the key to a smile brightener. Although lemons are high in citric acids, which typically work against teeth whiteness, a little infusion of warm water and a few lemon peels can work like a natural bleaching agent. Steep the lemon leftovers in warm water for a few minutes and then rub the solution across the front and back of each tooth. Only use this remedy twice a week, however - too much of this brightening acid can cause premature enamel decay.

Supplement these remedies with a product
Gentle toothpastes, such as the GOSMiLE Lemonade Smile Toothpaste, work well with these remedies because they're easy on the chemicals. This product also contains cranberry extract and hydrated silica to really energize the whitening process without causing damage. Clean teeth are happier in the long run, and although homemade remedies are helpful in achieving a shimmering smile, make sure you're consistently using suitable beauty products to gain the most benefits. 

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