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Words of Wisdom No.10: “Conceal with Color“

colorWear Lipstick to Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

If you have teeth that aren’t perfectly white, then you can make the enamel look better by wearing certain colors of lipsticks. Makeup artists recommend avoiding lipsticks that have a brownish tone, but you can choose a blue-based red or pink lipstick to help your teeth look whiter. While wearing certain colors of lipstick can make your teeth look more beautiful, it won’t help your teeth look straighter. The only way to have aligned teeth is by wearing plastic aligners or braces that will shift your teeth into better positions.

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Words of Wisdom No.9: “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night“

teethKeep Your Breath Fresh Throughout the Day

You know that after waking-up in the morning, it is important to brush your teeth to freshen your breath while removing the bacteria from your tongue and teeth. It is also essential to brush and floss your teeth in the evening before going to bed. These habits can prevent having halitosis in the morning that can offend other people. While brushing your teeth twice a day is the standard recommended by experts, it is okay to brush your teeth more often to avoid having bad breath or developing cavities. If you wear braces, then make sure to follow an orthodontist’s guidelines concerning brushing your teeth.

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Words of Wisdom No.8: “Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut“

flossingPractice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut

Prevent Cavities and Halitosis

If you practice flossing your teeth with your eyes shut, then it is easy to remove food debris in any location. When you are on an airplane, you can floss your teeth after consuming a meal. If you have a picnic at the park, then you can remove the food that is stuck between your teeth before stopping at the public library. After you brush your teeth, your mouth may seem clean, but there is a good chance that there is plaque stuck along the base of your teeth. By learning to floss your teeth without a mirror, you can prevent halitosis or cavities.

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Words of Wisdom No. 7 – Stay Fresh

fefreshStay Fresh

If you want to have fresh breath instead of having halitosis, then it is essential to brush your teeth after eating. Experts recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, but it is a good idea to perform oral hygiene more often. In addition to using a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food debris and plaque from your teeth, make sure to have a specialized tongue scraper to get rid of additional bacteria. If your teeth are spaced too closely together, then it is time to visit an orthodontist for an examination to determine if you need to wear Invisalign aligners.

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Words of Wisdom No.6 – Brush your teeth with baking soda once a week

Brush your teeth with baking soda once a week

While it’s true that baking soda can be abrasive when applied to Invisalign (because of its mineral content), using only a moderate amount of pressure during brushing will help prevent damage. An orthodontist might recommend removing your trays and soaking them in baking soda and peroxide. When brushing, you should always remember to dampen your toothbrush with water or vinegar after adding baking soda. This can help protect your teeth and braces. Additional ingredients for softening or diluting baking soda are:

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Words of Wisdom No. 5 – Gargle With Apple Cider Vinegar

apple ciderGargle With Apple Cider Vinegar

Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Eliminate the Bacteria and Foul Odor from Your Mouth

If you want to eliminate the bacteria from your mouth in a natural way, then gargle with apple cider vinegar. You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cupboard, and this product has mild antibacterial properties to help you rinse away the germs that can lead to halitosis. You can add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the cold or warm water to rinse your mouth after consuming pungent foods such as garlic or fish. Vinegar is also a deodorizer, and by rinsing your mouth with this substance, you can get rid of the foul odor from smelly foods.

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Words of Wisdom No. 4 – Eat Cleansing Foods

Eat Cleansing Foods

If you want to keep your teeth clean, then eat healthy cleansing foods instead of low-quality junk foods that stick to your teeth. Fruit that is crisp and firm will help to remove the food debris, bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Some of these fruits include fresh pears or apples, but you need to use caution while eating these foods to prevent any damage to the brackets and wires of your braces. Cut fruit into tiny chunks or thin slices before eating the foods. You can remove your Invisalign aligners before eating cleansing foods such as fresh strawberries that will help to whiten your teeth naturally.

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Words of Wisdom No.3 – Clean Your Tongue

tongueClean Your Tongue

You know that brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis is imperative to prevent cavities and bad breath, but it is also important to clean your tongue. Food and beverage debris collect on the surface of your tongue, leading to bacterial growth. This buildup of debris and bacteria develops a foul odor, causing halitosis. Not only will you have bad breath from this smelly debris, but also, you can develop a foul taste in your mouth. It is easy to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste to remove this debris, but a better method is using a specialized tongue scraper.

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Words of Wisdom No.2 – Chuck Your Toothbrush

toothbrushChuck Your Toothbrush

If you are using an old toothbrush, then it is not removing all of the food debris from your teeth. In addition, an old toothbrush will contain a lot of bacteria that can lead to gingivitis or halitosis. Your orthodontist will tell you to replace your toothbrush every three months, but if a toothbrush’s bristles look frayed, then throw it away before buying a new one. The best way to remember to replace a toothbrush is by marking a date on a calendar, and it is a good plan to buy new toothbrushes for everyone in your family at the same time.

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Words of Wisdom No.1 “Go On a White-Teeth Diet”

Go On a White-Teeth Diet

The perfect smile is an individual thing because everyone’s mouth and jaw are uniquely shaped. There are general aspects to a spectacular smile, however, and these would include whiteness and straight teeth. Those head-turning assets are within your reach. It doesn’t matter your age, you can still design and achieve the ideal smile. Today’s advancements include modern braces like Invisalign, which straighten teeth quickly, comfortably and discreetly.

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