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Teeth Tips: 5 Ways To Ensure A Healthier Smile

By Courtney Leiva

Just like you would pamper and perfect your skin, taking proper care of your teeth is equally important. Perhaps even more so considering that research shows that oral health may be directly related to your risk for heart disease!

Needless to say, after a weekend of sweet treats, your teeth are in need of some extra TLC.

To keep your pearly whites healthy and protected from anything you eat and drink, you don’t have to go overboard. For amazing oral health, stick to these goodies to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

For A Natural Smile. To ward away bad odors and treat your teeth to some fluoride, pick up the Hello Peach Mango Mint Fluoride Toothpaste ($4.49), which helps strengthen your enamel while freshening your breath on instant. And unlike other toothpastes, this naturally based formula is free of preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and icky dyes.

For Fast Flossing. Flossing may be a hard habit to remember, but for a painless alternative that fits nicely inside your bag, pick up the DenTek Floss Picks + Case for On-the-Go Mint ($2.49), which offers disposable flossing picks to help shield your mouth from bacteria buildup. While flossing may be a chore, it’s one part of a good oral health regimen that you can’t afford to skip.

For Sensitivity Relief.  Not all tooth products are created equal, especially for those suffering from sensitivity. For immediate sensitivity relief, the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush + Built In Pen Sensitivity Relief Pen ($12.99) offers a gentle brush plus a handy sensitivity pen.

For Toothpaste Haters. Give all natural Vermont Soap Tooth Salt ($4) at try if, for whatever reason, you’re just over toothpaste. It uses neem to keep gums healthy, while reducing plaque levels altogether.

For Whiter Teeth…For a high shine smile, the Crest ProHealth HD Toothpaste ($13) ensures cavity protection, while working hard to remove stains caused by culprits such as coffee, tea and wine. Similarly, both the Luster Power White Deep Stain Eraser Fluoride Toothpaste ($7) and the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays ($120) whiten safely without any unwanted sensitivity.