Posts made in June, 2015

Celebrating The 4th Of July With Barbecue? Tips To Reduce Stains On Your Teeth

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you plan to celebrate the 4th of July eating barbecue all day long, you should recognize that barbecue sauce and meat rubs contain ingredients that can leave dark stains on your teeth. You can tackle tooth discolorations with coconut oil, strawberries and celery. Here are tips to use after you eat your barbecue. Invest in Coconut Oil When it comes to protecting your teeth from barbecue sauce and grill seasonings, tomatoes aren’t the only things you need to worry about. Some barbecue sauces are also made with a Spanish seasoning called annatto or achiote. Annatto contains natural dyes and oils that turn brilliant red, yellow or orange when they mix with water. The dyes can coat the surfaces of your teeth, gums and tongue. You may reduce the staining effects of annatto oil and tomatoes with coconut oil. A number of sites recommend using coconut oil as a tooth-whitener. Coconut oil contains antioxidants, extracts and enzymes that react with your mouth’s saliva to remove discolorations from your teeth.  To use the oil, you: Place one teaspoon of oil in your mouth Swish the oil around your mouth for at least 15 minutes, then spit Rinse your mouth with cool water to remove any oil residue and sauce stains...

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