How to keep your teeth pearly white.

As the leaves outside begin to slowly turn yellow, the last thing we want is for our teeth to do the same. Luckily, there are a few easy steps we can all take to make sure our smiles stay shining. Keep reading to find out how you can keep your teeth healthy and white all autumn long!

The change of season is the perfect time to check in with our self-care routines and make sure we're doing everything we can to keep our teeth healthy and sparkling clean. Whether you have sensitive teeth, are trying to avoid staining, or just want to make sure your smile is healthy, here are some tips from us.

1. Brush regularly. (And correctly!)

We all know we're supposed to brush our teeth at least 2 minutes twice a day, but are you doing it correctly?

Make sure to brush against the gumline to get rid of any trapped plaque or food debris. Be sure to use gentle circular motions and tilt your brush at a 45° angle brushing against the gumline to get rid of any trapped plaque or food debris.

It's also very important to replace your toothbrush heads regularly (every 2 to 3 months).

2. Floss daily.

In addition to brushing, it's important to floss your teeth every day to remove plaque and food particles that can cause staining. If regular floss isn't doing the trick, try using floss picks or dental picks to get in those hard-to-reach places.

3. Use fluoride toothpaste.

Fluoride is a natural substance that helps prevent cavities and strengthens tooth enamel. It's also been shown to be effective in reducing surface stains on teeth. 

4. Don't neglect your tongue.

Did you know that your tongue can actually be one of the biggest culprits when it comes to staining your teeth? Be sure to brush your tongue gently with your toothbrush or use a tongue scraper every time you brush your teeth. 

Fact - Your tongue can also be the main culprit to bad breath!

5. Consider mouthwash.

 In addition to helping freshen your breath, using mouthwash can also help prevent stains by rinsing away food particles and plaque before they have a chance to set in. Just be sure to choose a mouthwash that doesn't contain alcohol, as this can actually dry out your mouth and increase the risk of staining. 

6. Get regular dental checkups.

Last but not least, one of the best ways to keep your teeth healthy and white is to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. During these appointments, your dentist will be able to identify any areas where you may be more prone to staining and recommend specific treatments or products that can help prevent it. 

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your smile stays bright and beautiful.

And if you're looking for an easy way to keep up with good oral hygiene habits year-round, be sure to check out Tooth.Eco's flexible subscription service, where you can get your toothbrush heads delivered regularly. This way you'll be gently reminded to change your toothbrush head when you need to.

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