Whiten Your Teeth With These Great Tips

Don’t let yellow teeth be your first impression on important people you meet in your life, make sure you have a beautiful white smile to make an everlasting impression. If you don’t know much about teeth whitening, you may be stuck. However, this article will provide you with the information to get you started on a better smile today.

Try not to use over-the-counter whitening products without first consulting with your dentist. A lot of the times, these products’ harsh chemicals can actually damage your teeth, far from the intended benefits. Your dentist will be able to help you determine if your tooth enamel is strong enough for OTC treatments.

Whiten Your Teeth With These Great Tips

Many people say that using orange and lemon peels on your teeth can help bring them back to their original pearly white state. Take the orange or lemon peel and rub the back part of it on your teeth. Adding a little salt also helps when you are using this technique. You can more whiten your teeth using best electric toothbrush under $100.

Before you attempt to whiten your teeth you should contact your dentist if you have any cavities or gum disease that needs to be treated. You have to be more careful than others about whitening your teeth. Talk to your dentist about your problems, whether it is safe to proceed with whitening, and, if so, the best course of action for you.

When you are thinking about whitening your teeth, remember that teeth whitening only works on natural teeth. Teeth whitening will not work on artificial teeth or surfaces. That means those with artificial teeth like crowns, fillings and veneers will have to look to other cleaning options. If you have natural teeth and unnatural surfaces, you can have uneven coloring.

Determine why your teeth are discolored before starting any whitening treatment. A trip to your dentist should answer this question. Knowing the cause of your discolored teeth will give you the best treatment options for your specific problems and therefore you will also get the best results too.

Increase the amount of foods in your diet that clean your teeth. These include high-fiber fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apples, celery, and cauliflower. These work to whiten your teeth by scrubbing off plaque as you eat. They also cause your mouth to produce more saliva, which results in healthier enamel and whiter teeth.

If you are using a bleach or bleach alternative in your whitening process, be careful not to over do it. Too much bleaching can be harmful to your teeth. It is also important to know that if used too much you can pass the whitening stage and create a “blue” color to your smile from over-bleaching. Be cautious when using bleaching products.

Regular cleanings are an easy way to ensure that you don’t need more dramatic teeth whitening treatments. Staining occurs and tartar builds up, but professional cleaning can take care of this. Gum disease and cavities can be prevented and your teeth whitened by using this method.

Use dried, crushed holy basil leaves to whiten your teeth. This is a known method for naturally whitening your teeth and is very effective. It is also very good for your keeping your gums healthy. This is a great way to whiten your teeth and has positive oral health benefits.

If you are trying to get your teeth whiter by using a peroxide product, then you need to be careful. These products can make your teeth overly sensitive, which can make your life very uncomfortable. If you are on a whitening regiment and begin to experience pain, you should stop and consult a doctor immediately.

Floss your teeth. You should floss thoroughly at least twice a day. Flossing removes food and helps to fight the build-up of plaque. Most people do not bother to floss at all. Neglecting to do so can damage your teeth. To keep them looking their best, remember to floss.

An important, though very unpopular, tip to whiten your teeth is to cut down on, or even stop, the drinking of sodas, coffees and teas. Yes, they are some of the most popular beverages in the world, but they are also some of the biggest culprits when it comes to stains on teeth! And for those that are wondering, iced tea is still tea and just as guilty when it comes to teeth discoloration.

Like was previously stated in the beginning of the article, the process of teeth whitening can be challenging if you do not know much about the process. Now that you have the knowledge from this article, you can begin your teeth whitening journey to a better smile and a lasting impression.

Setting Attainable Goals in January

I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. 365 days is far too long to actually set a goal and stick with it the entire time. I prefer to break my goals down by month. Especially with the wedding now only eight months away (eek!) there is just so much I have to do and I need to stay organized. Lists like this one keep me from pulling out all of my hair, because I need that, you know, to hold up the veil.

Here are some things I’m working on in January. I’ll cross them off as they are accomplished, so please feel free to check back in with this same post later in the month.

It’s all about me here.

-First and and foremost, enjoy the time off before I start my new job. DONE
-Pray for little sis, who will be having surgery February 6th. DONE SHE DID GREAT!
-Read 5 books and make sure to share. Right now I’m reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, written in 1936. Long story, but some of the best business folk I’ve met have followed Carnegie’s principles, and I want their secret. TO BE CONTINUED…
-Visit two museums TO BE CONTINUED…
-Try two new Farmer’s Markets DONE

I’ll be up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness…

-Ride my bike to the beach at least twice a week while I’m not working. DID NOT HAPPEN
-Go to two spin classes a week DID NOT HAPPEN
-Try a yoga class at my gym at least once DID NOT HAPPEN
-Lose about 5 lbs. this month DONE!

I need a dollar, dollar, a dollar is what I need!

-Pinch those pennies before New Opportunity comes! DONE!
-Eat out only twice per week. DONE!
-Organize 2013 Tax Receipts into binder before tax appointment so I have accurate deduction amounts TO BE CONTINUED…

Going to the Chapel…

-Finally formally ask the remaining FIVE bridesmaids to be in our wedding. I have tried as hard as possible to ask each in person and take them out to lunch to do so, but my far away friends will have to settle for my handmade card and gift. Immediate goal? Mail all 5 of these packages by January 10th.
-Make two wedding inspiration boards, one for each of the two color schemes I’m debating between, and send to bridesmaids (once “formally” asked) to beg for help in picking one.
-Provide info to bridesmaids on how and where to order their dress by the due date
-Order and mail Save the Dates DONE, DONE & DONE!
-Get The Fiancé to decide and ask his groomsmen and best man so he won’t be standing up there all alone come Sept. 6th TO BE CONTINUED…
-Research honeymoon spots. Book trip. TO BE CONTINUED…
-Renew passport. DONE!

We will review on January 31st to see how I did!

What are some goals you are working on this month, loves?

This One’s Gonna Make You Cry

Thank you for every Saturday morning for the last two years. Thank you for walking with me when my knee gave out during my first double-digit run, thank you for being the one who told me I could keep going. Thank you for not judging me when it took me 5 half-marathons before I could run a full-marathon. Thank you for not running with me and having Starbucks and over-priced bagels instead. Thank you for letting me cry, pout and whine. Thank you for running with me before the sun came up and running with me after the sun went down. Thank you for crossing the Golden Gate Bridge with me.

Thank you for agreeing with me that people shouldn’t make their dogs run next to them while they ride a bike. Thank you for agreeing that babies always need hats and socks and sunscreen. Thank you for talking to me candidly about boys and sports bras and life. Thanks for being the best running buddy I ever could have asked for.

Thanks for the adventures in far away places. Thanks for the wine and the expensive champagne. Thanks for the hugs and the McDonald’s coffees and for loving the Farmer’s Market as much as I do. Thanks for letting me listen. Thanks for listening to me.

Thanks for always coming shopping with me when you knew I was doing research for work, and thanks for being a fan of Anthropologie and agreeing with me that everything in that store is worth every penny. Thanks for turning me on to drunken goat and to Sauv Blanc and to wine tasting.

Thanks for putting up with the ice and limes in my beer, thanks for supporting my vegetarianism. Thanks for being my e-mail buddy, my shopping buddy, and above all, my running buddy and friend.

Thanks for the sweaty hugs and the tears. Thanks for dealing with my over-enthusiasm at mile 22. Thanks for buying (and wearing) matching sweatshirts with me.

Thank you for understanding my bad tummy and for being such a trooper with your bad tummy. Thank you for understanding my bathroom breaks and for having Imodium for me. Thanks for hating my guts as much as I do. Thank you for bonding with me from the beginning. Thank you for not ever running more than a 10-minute mile. I could never keep up if you ran any faster. Thanks for the 3-hour half marathons and the 6-hour marathon. I was never out to break any records anyways.

Thank you for hosting the best ugly Christmas sweater party ever. And for running with me on Super Bowl Sunday.

Promise me you will live it up in New York. Promise you will do what your heart desires and promise you will fight for what’s worth fighting for. Promise you’ll drink good wine and listen to good music and read good books. Promise me you’ll find more than one good farmer’s market. Promise you’ll call me and e-mail me and promise you’ll come back here and we can go wine tasting again and run on the beach like we used to and talk about our lives. Promise me if I buy you a Bluetooth you’ll run with me remotely. Promise me you’ll never replace me.

Because you, Running Buddy Selena, are irreplaceable.

Promise me you know I’ll always be here for you, and that I’m always just a bbm away. Promise me you know how proud I am of you, and that your new job and new life in New York are going to be amazing. I have every once of faith in my heart in you and in your future.

Promise I’ll never forget the thousands of miles we spent running together, even though starting tomorrow we will be thousands of miles apart.

Promise I’ll love you forever…thank you for everything. I’d run every mile over again with you in a heartbeat.

XOXO,