6 Healthy Teeth Whitening Tips (1/6)

Before you book an expensive dental procedure to whiten your teeth, consider these simple whitening strategies. In many cases, a few healthy habits are all you need to keep your pearly whites, well... White! 

1. Go On a White-Teeth DietPhoto: ShutterStock

1. Go On a White-Teeth Diet

What goes into your mouth shows up on your teeth. So if you’re drinking a lot of red wine or black tea, or smoking cigarettes, expect the results to show up as not-so-pearly whites. Other culprits include colas, gravies and dark juices. The bottom line: if it’s dark before you put it in your mouth, it will probably stain your teeth. Step one: brush your teeth immediately after having foods that stain. Step two: regularly use a good bleaching agent from your dentist. Step three: be conscious of tooth-staining foods and drinks, and have them only when a toothbrush is around. If not, have an apple for dessert.

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