Guest Post: Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

Dr. Elisa Mello appeared on Connecting Women Radio Nov. 4th.  Here are some more tips she offers for you on naturally whitening your teeth.

A top NYC cosmetic dentist, Dr. Elisa Mello (  believes you do not have to do much to whiten and maintain those fabulous teeth we all want. She had put together quick fixes that you can do at different times of the day without taking time out of your busy schedule.

In the shower:  Stop stains and tartar buildup when you wake up and decide to jump into the shower. Use over the counter whitening strips and whiten while you get wake up in the shower.

At snack time:  Snack on apples, pears, strawberries, celery, carrots, and any raw veggie which happens to produce saliva that will help remove bacteria and whiten your teeth. These healthy foods will help clean your teeth says Dr. Elisa Mello

After lunch: Chewing whitening gum that contains calprox, which will remove stains but even any gum will work. Since gum stimulates saliva flow, and will act as a natural detergent, and remove some of the stains. Rinse with water if nothing else is available, which will remove some of the stains.

Night out: When choosing a lipstick for a night out choose lipsticks with blue undertones, which will make teeth appear whiter. Rose, reds, burgundy, and plum shades works well. Be careful when choosing a shade because a color with an orange undertone can make your teeth appear dull and yellow.

After dinner: Swish water in your mouth for 30 seconds right after eating to help prevent stains from the food that you ate, says Dr. Elisa Mello.
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