Secrets to a sparkling smile!
These easy oral- care tweaks help preserve enamel for brighter, healthier teeth
Chew before you brush! Brushing your teeth after you eat can push enamel-eroding acids deeper into the tooth. Instead? Chew sugar-free gum for 20 minutes. The extra saliva produced by chewing gum is proven to neutralize the acids that weaken enamel. Clean your tongue! Using a tongue scraper twice a day for seven days has been study-proven to decrease the oral bacteria that contribute to enamel erosion. Bonus? It helps
prevent bad breath! Try: GUM Dual-action Tongue Cleaner (Walgreens.com). Switch to this toothpaste! Brushing with an arginineinfused toothpaste helps “fill” tiny holes on the enamel so teeth are stronger and brighter after just one use, according to recent research. Try: Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste ( Walmart.com).