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Whipping Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

Whipping Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

A perfect set of pearly whites have the same effect as a flawless skin, or luscious and shiny hair. Well-aligned white teeth with no stains or discoloration whatsoever will make heads turn.

In reality, many people are willing to shell out a chunk of their earnings just to buy over-the-counter (OTC) teeth bleaching kits and products. For those who have fatter paychecks, they run to their dentists and have themselves subjected to teeth whitening procedures just to achieve a lighter shade of teeth color. But sadly, some of these procedures aren’t as gentle as expected. This leaves them clueless and hopeless as to how they will continue fulfilling their desire for whiter teeth.

To better understand how to achieve whiter and healthier teeth, let us first look into what causes damage and discoloration to the teeth. Genetics, the type of food and drink we consume, as well as our oral hygiene are just some of the factors which play a part in teeth color.

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The enamel, the white first layer of the teeth serves as protection. Any damage caused to the enamel reveals the hard yellow layer underneath it, the dentin. The remedies listed below deal with those whose enamel has been already damaged. But do remember that applying techniques to strengthen the enamel is better than curing, or as for this case, whitening the teeth.

Below i discussed four amazing remedies for teeth whitening. These home remedies were tested by one of my close friends, when i was asking her why her teeth always shine like a diamond. Well, she asked me to get pen and paper and note down these home remedies.

Also there are many other ways to teeth whitening. I spend a lot of time with dentists, talking things related to their patients & behaviour and how many patients prefer to have teeth whitening with home remedies. The answer was simple: very few people because they have no or little idea how to get teeth whitening with these home remedies.

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1. Baking Soda

Baking Soda is a very common baking ingredient that also does wonders to making your teeth shade a bit lighter. Pour the mixture of a small amount of baking soda with water over your toothbrush before using it. You may also apply this directly on your teeth using your fingertips. Let it settle for a minute and wash thoroughly. Just be sure to use the powder sparingly as it can erode the enamel.

2. Fruit Peel

Did you just have a banana or orange for your daily fruit fix? Keep the peel because these are rich in minerals such as manganese, potassium and magnesium which are known to revitalize the enamel. Follow this step up with brushing your teeth.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar doesn’t only tastes well on sushi rice, but it also makes you rise and smile better than before. Rub your teeth with the liquid and give it a good rinse after. Doing this for a few days helps you achieve that sparkling smile.

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4. Strawberry-Salt Scrub

Scrubs are not only meant for the body, having a nightly scrub of strawberry, salt and baking soda for your teeth also makes wonders.

The vitamin C in strawberries helps break down the clogged plaque which is the main culprit that makes teeth turn yellow. The malic acid in the fruit also aides in removing stains that cause discoloration. The salt on the other hand physically scrubs the gunk that stains the teeth. Apply a generous portion to your toothbrush and brush your way to a brighter smile. Let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

You may not see these effects of these natural remedies immediately. But with enough patience, it is guaranteed that you can smile your way to a healthier and more stunning oral health.

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Featured photo credit: Whiten Your Teeth Naturally via lifehack.org

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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