Unfortunately, many of our antioxidant-rich foods stain the teeth; think RED WINE, black tea, grape and cranberry juice, etc. And since we’re all consuming lots of antioxidant-rich foods these days, most of us could use a little whitening in the tooth department. Foods that contain malic acid, like strawberries and grapes, offer a natural astringent for helping clean teeth. When combined with baking soda, you essentially have a natural tooth cleanser. Try these handy at-home recipes for tooth fillings whitening teeth, natural toothpaste and DIY mouthwash! For Stains/Whitening: Mash one strawberry into a pulp; add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and mix well. Apply the mixture to your teeth with a soft toothbrush and let it sit for 5 minutes.
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It could lead to a promotion at work or make you more money. So how do you get the edge? A good place to start is with the smile. Joining MY Lifestyle Extra this week is Katayoun Yaraghi-Josephs, founder of Cascada Dental Spa and volunteer faculty and lecturer of dental ethics at Columbia University. Find out the latest trends in oral hygiene, what are some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to taking care of the teeth and mouth, and how procedures as simple as straightening and whitening can greatly improve your smile.
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