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Regularly Rinse Your Mouth
Plaque and bacteria can build up in your mouth relatively fast. If you regularly rinse your mouth with water then you wash away the remaining sugars and acids from any food you’ve had during the day. By rinsing away sugar you’re helping to prevent decay by removing the bacteria’s food source and stopping it from forming plaque or decay. By keeping your mouth clean you can keep your teeth whiter for longer.
Eat More Dairy Products
Have you heard that eating cheese can help to whiten your teeth? Studies have found that eating cheese or drinking milk after a meal can help to re-mineralize teeth and prevent decay. It’s all down to the calcium in them.
Eat Crunchy Vegetables
Eating crunchy veg helps to remove any food that may be stuck onto your teeth. Chewing on food can also contribute to removing plaque and residue, which can help prevent decay. Cucumbers, Broccoli, Carrots and Celery are good vegetables to eat because their crunchiness leads to your mouth producing more saliva. This saliva can contribute towards dissolving the stains on your teeth, thus making them whiter over time.
Brush Your Teeth
This one might seem a bit obvious but brush your teeth! Not just in the morning but also brush them after meals and before bed. But remember; don’t brush too hard (or immediately after having acidic drinks) as you can damage the enamel on your teeth. Oh and we forgot – floss too!
Use Chewing Gum with Xylitol
Sugar-Free chewing gum has been shown to prevent plaque in the mouth. Plaque can’t digest xylitol because it’s a sweetener, and it’s also been shown to neutralize the PH balance in the mouth.This can help to prevent the staining of teeth.