Halloween is tomorrow! This spooky little holiday can have us all feeling a little less guilty for digging into those bags of candy that were meant to be for the kids, but who can forget that this time of the year is the season for red wines, merlot's, cabernet's, and pinot noir's -- oh my!
As joyous and decadent as wine and chocolate are, the reality is these treats are terrors to teeth! To keep your teeth a pretty pearly white, BeautyPress has 5 tips for us all:
Brush teeth at least 2 times a day and floss daily. Sounds simple enough, but you'd be surprised at how many people don't keep up this routine daily.
According to the American Dental Association's 2013 survey, 56.8% of women brush their teeth twice a day and 49% of men brush their teeth twice a day.
Drink dark colored beverages through a straw. With that said -- try to avoid coffee as it permeates the teeth's enamel, causing stains.
As that is not a likely scenario for the coffee lovers out there, then just remember to brush teeth as soon as that cup of coffee is finished.
Visit your dentist regularly. Another tip that sounds easy enough, but according to the CDC only 61.6% of adults ages 18-64 visited their dentist during the year of 2013.
The professional cleaning dentists provide trumps an at home toothbrush cleaning. It's recommended to visit your dentist once every 6 months.
Look to your kitchen for some serious teeth savers. Gargle with apple cider vinegar, brush your teeth with baking soda once a week, and eat apples!
Eating an apple is the next best thing to actually brushing your teeth. Strawberries are also known to help brighten teeth to appear white.
Brush your tongue. Many people believe this is the same as brushing your teeth, but no, you need to devote time to your tongue. Any time breath is bad, it's because there's bacteria on the tongue.
A simple swipe of the brush won't do it either. Use a tongue scraper every morning to thoroughly clean the tongue of bacteria that lives in it.
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