They say that the smile of a person is contagious and it should be, but it won’t be a pleasant sight in the eyes of your acquaintances if your teeth are not quite presentable.
Putting Oil in Mouth
Oil pulling involves putting oil in your mouth. Typically, coconut, sunflower and sesame seed oil are utilized into swishing oil for about 20 minutes.
Supporters of this ancient technique claim that this method has numerous advantages but ADA (American Dental Association) doesn’t recommend this as no scientific evidence has been found which backs it up.
Short answer…YES…Particularly strawberries as they are rich source of citric acid and malic acid. Bananas are also the next best thing because they are enriched with potassium, magnesium which promote healthier teeth and eradication of stains.
NOTE: It is important to know that both of these fruits do have sugar. So, it’s strongly recommended to brush your teeth after a meal so that your teeth remain healthy.
Rubbing Charcoal On Your Teeth
One of the most common tips of all times. Particularly grannies and people of older generations ask you to apply this antique tactic to make your teeth cleaner.
Just imagine, you are using a black powder to make your teeth whiter. How uncanny is that!
Let’s look at the properties of charcoal. We know that charcoal is porous which means it can absorb dirt and give a cleaner ambience. It is also in hospitals to absorb toxic chemicals.
But, the sad part about using charcoal is that it is abrasive in nature. Suppose it does remove your dirt from your mouth, it will also disturb the bacteria population in your oral cavity and remove enamel from your teeth, doing more bad than good.
Until the research takes us further, it is best not to use this clichéd home remedy.
The Effects of Lemon in Your Mouth
Lemon has citric acid. It is sour in taste and everyone loves it when it is served in salad.
However, it is definitely not a good idea to rub lemon juice on your teeth. This is because it can remove the enamel. The enamel is the outer part of teeth, which has all the shine. It is susceptible to erosion by acid.
The sad part is that enamel is not like your nails. It doesn’t grow back, once it’s gone. Avoid this stereotypical method at all costs.
So What Should We Do?
Simply, follow science. Brush your teeth in the morning, in the evening and after all the times you take in your meal. Any bits of un-chewed morsel will most likely be expelled through your mouth, by regular motion of your toothbrush.
If you are unsure, visit a professional dentist to know more about tips of cleaning your teeth.
Posted by Randy Blakeslee –GetnSocial