Weight Loss Products – “Spoilt” For Choice

Weight Loss Products – “Spoilt” For Choice

Over Weight, Obesity and Obsession with weight loss is a global phenomenon. While the severity and percentage of cases differ slightly from one country/region/culture or another, abnormal weight gains can happen to anyone in any region and hence the success and popularity of weight loss products. For e.g. in the United States of America, many millions go on diets, exercise regimen, miracle pills each year and while few succeed in losing weight, very few succeed in keeping the weight off in the long run.

Losing weight and keeping it off requires many considerations. First and foremost you should determine correctly (if required, with medical consultation) about whether you are overweight and if so, by how much. Once you understand that there might be health risks involved you have to start researching and learning about the many weight loss products and options available to you. Weight loss products are available aplenty in the market as it is a very lucrative business with a large client base and a well spread problem.

While researching and narrowing down on weight loss products you have to keep many things in mind. First, it is always better to try out combinations of things rather than put all your eggs in a single basket. For e.g. along with dieting or any other weight loss product, a good exercise regiment can work wonders. This is because it is difficult to stay disciplined in any single weight loss method – say dieting or exercise and secondly the multiple methods can supplement each other nicely and give a better result.

Second, you should be extremely careful and cautious about the claims of weight loss product advertisements. It is always better to take your time, research the product and its claims, or consult a doctor or a known reference who has used the product. Many fad diets, calorie burners, even custom jewelry that is expected to use acupuncture techniques to control pressure points that stimulate hunger are available in the market. Enquire about the health risks involved, the speed of weight loss and whether customers using the weight loss product have been able to keep off their weight in the long run. Also check out about the costs involved including one time costs, recurring costs for visits or supervision, cost of pills, mixtures, special menus etc. It is always better to be safe than be sorry while using the weight loss products.

The best weight loss products that are prescribed and appreciated by both medical professionals and customers are the ones that work slow and easy. The problem with some quick fix weight loss products is that there might be health risks involved in losing weight rapidly and also the weight loss might reverse once you stop using the weight loss product. If your weight does not pose an immediate health risk, go for a combination of good diet consisting of nutritional products and a good mix of fruits, vegetables and low carb diet. Ensure that you take in enough food and calories required to keep you healthy and energized. Start on a slow and easy exercise regime and continue the weight loss program over a substantial period of time.

Xylitol

Xylitol

I am so excited about xylitol. It is perfect for those who want their families to be healthy and cavity free. Xylitol has 40% less calories than sugar and fights cavities instead of creating them. The best part is that Xylitol tastes delicious! Substitute sugar in any recipe with xylitol at a 1:1 ratio. There is a great desert cookbook with recipes for cooking with xylitol. This cookbook contains a wide variety of delicious recipes such as black forest cake and Boston cream pie as well as recipes for cookies, pies, and ice cream!

Xylitol fights bacteria, especially the most harmful bacteria that can be found in our mouths. These bacteria can store acidic sugars to be used to decay teeth during times when we consume little or no sugar!

Xylitol is safe to be consumed by diabetics and those who are hypoglycemic because it is a sugar alcohol. It has an advantage above other sugar alcohols- it is all natural, extracted from birch trees, sugar cane bagasse, and corn cobs/stalks. That’s right- it is not created in a laboratory. It is not a synthetic chemical. It does not have an aftertaste like artificial sweeteners. Xylitol is the ultimate prevention tool when it comes to cavities.

Many people believe that when a cavity forms the only thing that will stop it is a dentist’s drill. This is not true! Xylitol can stop cavities from worsening and can eventually heal cavities by creating an environment where the tooth actually restores its enamel coating.

Is there a time for the dentist drill? Yes I think there is, when we have let mouths get so infested with decay that the tooth has died or is nearly dead. I my self have had several cavities and I don’t recommend it to anyone.

I have written three other articles on xylitol, Xylitol the Cure for Caries, The Many Bacteria in Your Mouth, and Safe, Healing, All Natural Xylitol. Each are easily found with a search engine. In all of them I have advocated the benefits of xylitol, told you why we have cavities, and even explained and given you solid research where you can find out for your self if xylitol is as good as I say it is.

However, I have yet to give you a resource for obtaining xylitol; the fact is that there are many different companies and products some better than others. I had the owner of Squiggle toothpaste call me and ask about buying a bulk order of his the product. He claims that his toothpaste is superior because it has more xylitol (36%) than the leading brands.

I think he is right, what I mean is that xylitol high products are better than xylitol low products. Just the other day I used a Crest brand toothpaste with a combination of xylitol and sorbitol, it also had tons of fillers and abrasives. Folks, if your toothpaste has a gritty sandpaper effect on your teeth, guess what you are actually destroying the very thing that protects you from cavities, your enamel. Stop buying those abrasive toothpastes, your toothbrush bristles do a fine job.

Ok so here is my list of great xylitol companies and products to buy:

Xlear, Inc. P.O. Box 970911 Orem, UT 84097. I use to work for clear in their shipping and warehousing department. Their xylitol is fairly good and is imported like most xylitol from China.

Products:
• Xlear, nasal wash Sugar in a nasal wash? We’ll cover that in another article.
• Spry Infant Tooth Gel not for pain when teething, but for stronger permanent teeth, see my article titled Safe, Healing, All Natural Xylitol.
• Spry Cool Mint Toothpaste
• Spry Cool Mint Oral Rinse
• Spry Gum, spearmint, peppermint, cinnamon, and fresh fruit
• Xylosweet, sugar substitute or as they call it sweetener
• SparX Candy, berry, citrus, fruit

Probst Farms 3350 South Probst Lane Charleston, Utah 84032. They buy their xylitol from Xlear, Inc. or at least they used to when I worked for Xlear, Inc.

Products:
• Sugar Free Jam Preserves, apricot, mountain berry, peach, raspberry, strawberry, and wildberry.
• (Sugar meaning “sucrose”)
• Sugar Free Diet Syrup, maple and wild blueberry
• Sugar Free Honey
• Sugar Free Tomato Ketchup

Epic Industries, Inc. Provo, UT 84601. One of the founders of Epic Industries, Inc. actually use to work early on for Xlear, Inc., so I guess you could call it a spin off company. I am not sure where they get their xylitol from, they use to get it from Xlear.

Products:
• Xylitol & Fluoride Toothpaste
• Fluoride Free Xylitol Toothpaste
• Gum, spearmint, peppermint, cinnamon, and fresh fruit
• Mints, peppermint and fresh fruit
• Oral Rinse, spearmint
• Euphoria Xylitol sweetener

Leaf Oy, box 406 (Kärsämäentie 36) 20101 Turku Finland. Claims to have the first 1005 xylitol gum, I wouldn’t be surprised, the USA has been so behind on adopting cures, the dental industry makes MORE money from us when we have more cavities.

Products:
• XyliFresh gum, 100% xylitol sweetened
• Jenkki, xylitol-sweetened chewing gum
• Läkerol Dents, xylitol-sweetened throat lozenge

Emerald Forest Xylitol, 557 #E Burbank St Broomfield, CO 80020

Products:
• Emerald Forest Xylitol Sweetener
• Lena’s Orange Marmalade
• Emerald Forest Fudge Bar, Chocolate, Chocolate with walnuts, Rum, Mint, Orange, Coffee, Maple, Vanilla, Vanilla with walnuts, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter with Walnuts, and Lemon.
• Lena’s Peppercot Jam
• Ricochet Mints, peppermint, lemon-lime, and fruit punch
• Emerald Blend Chewable Vitamins
• Ricochet Gum, peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, and fruit punch.

Miscellaneous Companies

Products:
• Squiggle Toothpaste
• Sweeten Your Life the Xylitol Way, recipe book by Dr. Karen Edwards

As far as xylitol resources are concerned many of the companies listed above have some great articles and research studies to back up their claims. But be studious, read the actual research sometimes companies are not allowed to tell you how effective their product actually is due to FDA regulations. Yes, only the FDA has the authority to tell us what cures what, and when something becomes a cure then it becomes a drug. So you’ll notice those disclaimers when doing your searches.

I do recommend one specific website for a great summary of what xylitol is and does. That is of course the free encyclopedia, WikiPedia found at www.WikiPedia.org. Search for xylitol you’ll find it.

Losing Weight Through Diet

Losing Weight Through Diet

Various studies show that more than two-thirds of all American adults are either obese or morbidly obese. With all the hype on weight loss and weight loss products, it’s no wonder that more and more people who suffer from being overweight become interested into various commercial diet plans and weight loss programs that are available in the market today.

THE PROS AND CONS OF DIET AND DIETING

Of all the means of losing weight offered by various companies, weight loss diets have become one of the most popular that overweight people use. This is because these people believe that by taking in regulated amounts of food or veering away from eating foods from a specific food group, they can lose weight easily.

But, little do they know that improper diet and dieting may result to rapid weight loss and can even lead to more serious illnesses due to lack of nutrients absorbed by the body.

Food and nutrition experts say that most obese people who are into strict diet and improper dieting have developed have a long history of dieting failure because they always go back to their usual eating and lifestyle habits.

Experts also agree that although improper diet can lead to severe health cases, it can be powerful tool in losing weight if done properly and administered by authorized health care providers. This is because weight loss diets that are monitored by authorities can evoke commitment, discipline, and dedication to those who are taking the specific diet plan. And if these weight loss diets are administered properly, people who choose weight-loss program can conquer their fear of dieting failure and depression.

Indeed, it will take a huge amount of energy for an obese person to be able to stick to any weight-loss diet or program. Aside from fighting the temptation to go back to their usual way of eating, people who are overweight have large tendencies of becoming violent and defensive in their preference of diet.

Although diet can be an effective means of losing weight, experts say that not all weight loss diets and programs can be successful. This is because some diets target the dieter’s weakness and make them believe that they can eat certain amount of foods when in fact, these can contribute much to their weight gain.

AVOIDING FAD DIETS

To be able to lose weight safely and properly, make sure that you know when the weight loss diet is a fad. Here are some ways to help you spot a fad diet:

– Menu offers extremely limited food choices.
– Cutting out an entire food group.
– The diet asks the dieter to eliminate all fats.
– Promises of ultra-fast weight loss or rapid weight loss.
– It aims to sell a specific weight loss product such as herbal weight loss supplement or pills.
– Weight loss diet claims they are based on unproven science.
– It opposes medical opinions.

Easily Erase Those Ugly Red Bumps

Easily Erase Those Ugly Red Bumps

Days can feel a lot longer and infinitely more depressing when you have a big pimple on your face. It feels like the whole world is staring it at. It feels like this because the whole world is staring right at it! They can’t miss it. Make sure you use the tips below to get rid of those pimples permanently.

A great tip for clearing up acne is to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that will help clear up your skin. Avoid eating processed foods or consuming too much sodium, as eating these things can cause acne.

Want a quick acne tip? Try using toothpaste on a blemish and overnight you will instantly see results. The paste will dry the oil out of the zit and take away any redness associated with it. Make sure you use the white paste kind as the others tend to burn the skin and cause more problems than help it.

Mix baking soda with water to form a paste then apply the paste to areas on your skin affected by acne and leave for 15 minutes. Baking soda is a mild exfoliate and it can remove dead skin cells and unclog pores preventing any more blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts forming on the skin.

You should wash off all makeup before going to bed. If you leave makeup on while you are sleeping, there is a good chance that you will wake up with at least one zit in the morning. The chemicals and dirt that attaches to the face throughout the day need to be thoroughly removed in order to prevent acne.

In order to prevent and eliminate acne you should wash your face twice a day with a gentle soap and soft washcloth. While it may seem more worthwhile to wash it more often, excessive face washing can actually make your skin overproduce oil. The extra oil can cause further problems with acne.

If you continue to have problems with acne breakouts, make sure to change your towel and washcloth each morning. Throughout the day, your skin builds up oil, sweat and bacteria, which can rub off on your linens after you shower or wash your face. Ensuring that your skin stays clean after you wash it will be worth the extra laundry.

When trying to cure acne, stay away from alcohol, whether you consume it or use products containing alcohol. Alcohol’s astringent properties work to strip away the top layer of the skin, this causes an increase in oil production. Oil works to clog your pores and cause blemishes and blackheads.

To get rid of pimples and scaling around your mouth, use an unflavored toothpaste. Flavors in toothpaste can cause a skin condition known as perioral dermatitis. This condition is very common, and a plain toothpaste is the quickest way to clear it up. Switching your toothpaste will help your skin to look as healthy as your teeth do.

Being self-conscious is only one of the reasons you should work to get rid of acne. Having bad skin and blemishes can get to be annoying and it can even leave your skin permanently scarred if not treated properly. Use what you’ve learned above in order to help get rid of those blemishes for good.

Weight Loss From Green Tea

Weight Loss From Green Tea

There is finally one easy way to help with the pressures of weight loss. Green tea extract has been proven in studies that it increases thermo genesis and weight loss. Almost everyone knows that green tea has powerful antioxidants, but now it may help in actual weight loss from green tea extract. The weight loss from green tea is a safe alternative to traditional diet drugs in particular because it does not increase the heart rate.

There are only two ways to treat obesity and one way is dieting and the other is significantly increasing daily energy expenditure. Weight loss from green tea is due primarily to increasing, +4%, energy expenditure on a daily basis. No one knows exactly why this happens, but scientists feel that it has to do with the high amount of catechin and polyphenols that are in the green tea extract.

Hypertension

Green tea and weight loss is now becoming a standard in obese weight loss programs. Most overweight people suffer from hypertension or other cardiovascular problems and the findings of green tea weight loss is becoming a phenomenon. The fact that the heart rate is not stimulated, as it is when ingesting diet pills, qualifies it as 100% safe for weight loss programs. People with hypertension can relax knowing there is a safe way to increase their energy and therefore shed the pounds.

They can exercise knowing their heart rate is not going to skyrocket due to the chemicals in their diet pills and they will not be risking a heart attack. It is believed that the catechin and polyphenols in green tea extract work with other chemicals in the body to increase levels of fat oxidation and thermo genesis, therefore, the body burns more fuel.

Green tea weight loss can be done without diet pills. All that is necessary is drinking green tea on a daily basis combined with a healthy diet and moderate exercise. After a few weeks most people will notice a difference in their bodies and energy levels.

Green tea weight loss programs are starting to pop up in health clubs nationally. It is a simple, easy and inexpensive way to incorporate into a standard weight loss program. Now green tea weight loss programs are being advertised as such, Green Tea Weight Loss.

These weight loss programs tend to follow a more organic and vegetarian diet. But at least it is another choice for the overweight individual. Losing the weight is the most important issue and if green tea is the component that makes it work for you, than green tea weight loss is a success.

Easy Tips For Developing A Dazzling Smile

Easy Tips For Developing A Dazzling Smile

How about some teeth whitening tips for you? Making sure that you have a bright and beautiful smile is one of the easiest improvements you can make to your appearance. It makes a huge difference. Pay attention to what we have to say and you are going to love the results.

When trying to whiten your teeth, use toothpaste specifically made for teeth whitening. These toothpastes use peroxides that act as a bleaching agent for your teeth. Be sure to look at the amount of peroxide in the toothpaste, typically the concentration is between ten and twenty percent. Choose a product in the middle, and if your teeth tolerate the toothpaste (and you want more effective whitening), move up to a toothpaste with 20% peroxide.

Many people think fluoride is necessary for dental care, but when it comes to having white teeth, it is quite the opposite. Fluoride can actually stain and discolor your teeth. Try to avoid using toothpaste and other dental products that contain fluoride and avoid drinking water with fluoride.

Try natural remedies to whiten your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda have long been known to whiten teeth. These can be used together as a paste to brush your teeth with. You can also swish with a mixture of peroxide and water two or three times daily. This will not only whiten your teeth but will improve the overall state of your oral health.

Approximately half of all patients who try some sort of whitening treatment, especially those at home, will experience some level of tooth sensitivity as a result. If this happens to you, try lowering the concentration of the product that you are using, and see if that corrects the problem.

When you are consuming a beverage such as red wine or grape juice, use a straw to drink your beverage so that you are not causing instant contact between the tooth and the stain from the drink. This way, you minimize the time that the pigments have to set in the teeth and cause the stained look.

Buy a tooth whitening product that contains about 15% of the whitening agent. Too little of the whitening chemicals and the product will be ineffective. Too much, and your mouth may become irritated by the harshness of the chemical. Try out a mid-range product; if you tolerate it well and you aren’t getting good results, then move to a higher concentration.

Remember that why you are getting your teeth whitened, you may experience quite a bit of sensitivity immediately afterwards. This is completely normal, and should go away within a day or so. Try to eat soft foods, and give your teeth a break for the remainder of the day.

Make sure that you do not become obsessed with keeping your teeth white. This is important because over-whitening your teeth can damage your gums and teeth, and lead to an unnatural looking smile. Seek the advice of professionals when concerned about your teeth or any treatment. Stick closely to the guidelines issued with any product or treatment.

Take the knowledge you learned here and show off that new beautiful smile that we promised. Be sure to take all of the precautions mentioned here and you won’t be able to wait to show off your teeth.

Health: Weight Loss Products You May Want to Try

Health: Weight Loss Products You May Want to Try

Are you interested in losing weight? If you are a woman who is concerned with your appearance, there is a good chance that you may be. Weight loss is an issue that many women have to deal with. While many women are able to lose weight “naturally,” there are others who need a little bit of assistance. The good news is that there are a number of weight loss products, available for sale, which can offer you that assistance.

One of the many weight loss products that you may want to consider investing in is that of weight loss pills. Weight loss pills, also commonly referred to as diet pills, have been used by many women, for years now, to lose weight. Although not all diet pills are the same, you will find that most work by suppressing your appetite. This is what makes you feel the need not to eat, thus reducing your calorie intake and, in turn, you weight.

If you would like to use weight loss pills or diet pills to help you lose weight, you will find that you have a number of different options. Weight loss pills come in a number of different formats and they sell for a wide range of prices. There are a large number of weight loss pills that can be sold over-the-counter and then there are ones that are available by prescription only. If you are interested in seeking a prescription for your weight loss pills, it is advised that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician as soon as possible.

Even if you are interested in buying your weight loss pills over-the-counter, either locally or online, you may want to think about consulting with you primary care physician anyways. What you need to know about weight loss pills is that they are not all created equally. In addition to some weight loss pills not working, some may even be harmful to your health. If you are unable to speak with your primary care physician about diet pills, you may want to at least do a little bit of research online. This research should involve visiting the online website of the pill manufacturer, as well as reading product reviews online.

Another weight loss product that you may want to look into using, is that of a colon cleanse, occasionally referred to as a weight loss cleanse. Colon cleanses come in pill formats and in liquid formats. They are designed to detoxify your body by eliminating harmful or unwanted toxins from it. What is nice about colon cleanses is that they can be purchased from a number of different retailers, both on and offline, and you can even make your own cleanse formula at home.

As with weight loss pills, it is important that you research each colon cleanse or weight loss cleanse that you are interested in using. Be sure to examine how long you will have to take the cleanse for and if you will be required to restrict your eating. If you are in doubt or find a colon cleanse that sounds a little too good to be true, it may be best to move on and continue your search.

As you likely already know, colon cleanses and weight loss pills are two of the many weight loss products that may be able to help you reach your goal of losing weight. If you are unable to seek the assistance of a doctor, it is advised that you at least use your best judgment when buying and using weight loss products, like colon cleanses and diet pills.

Giggle And Grin About How White Your Teeth Are After Using These Tips (2)

Giggle And Grin About How White Your Teeth Are After Using These Tips

If you’re doing everything you can for whiter teeth and still aren’t happy with how your smile looks, you may need some information on new methods to try. There are many methods to whiten teeth, and you’ll find the best of them right here.

The best way to whiten teeth is to prevent their discoloration in the first place. Flossing is a helpful technique in getting rid of plaque, which causes teeth to lose their color. Floss after any meal or snack you eat. If you can, take floss with you to restaurants. Be especially sure to floss before bed, as plaque forming bacteria will cause teeth to lose their white color while you are sleeping.

Try not to drink water that contains fluoride or using any toothpaste that contains it. Contrary to the popular belief that it is good for your teeth it has been shown to have a staining effect! Other countries have all together banned the use of it in their water because of dangers.

Visit your dentist regularly. Sometimes, the regular cleaning a dentist can provide will remove stains from your teeth and you may not need to have them bleached at all. This deep-down cleaning will help get the stains out of micro-cracks in the enamel in your teeth.

Watch for tooth sensitivity when using tooth whitening products. Many of these products can irritate the gums or cause your teeth to become unusually sensitive to cold. If you notice these effects becoming troublesome, stop using the product. You may not tolerate it well, and it could even be damaging your teeth.

When you want whiter teeth, do not be fooled by the different kinds of toothpastes available. Toothpaste that claims to whiten your teeth is frequently more expensive than normal toothpaste. When trying to remove stains from your teeth, regular toothpaste works just as well and is often cheaper than whitening toothpaste.

Reduce or eliminate consumption of beverages that typically stain teeth in order to brighten your smile. Beverages such as coffee, tea or red wine can stain teeth, especially if the liquid stays on the teeth for some time. Either brush soon after drinking these beverages or use a straw to reduce staining and discoloration.

Drink less tea and coffee. Tea and coffee are both horrible for your teeth. They stain them, leaving them slightly brown or dull. Try to cut down on your tea and coffee consumption. If you do not want to cut back, rinse your mouth out thoroughly after you are done drinking.

As you age, teeth will naturally yellow so it is important to have preventative care and whitening done. Maintain proper dental visits and cleanings as well as your regular brushing habits. Minimize sodas, teas, coffees and avoid excesses of sticky foods. These things will prolong the natural white color of your teeth.

You can see that you don’t have to settle for a dull smile if you have the know-how to get your teeth as white as they can be. Use the information above to develop a teeth whitening plan that you can live with, and you will be on your way to a permanently brighter smile and whiter teeth.

Herbalife Weight Loss Product: How to Weigh in With Lower Fat

Herbalife Weight Loss Product: How to Weigh in With Lower Fat

Genetics does play a role in obesity, of course, but not as big a role as you do. Most health experts say that the concept of genes compelling you to be heavy is a myth.

For the vast majority of us, genes may set the lower limits of our weight, but we set the upper limits by our food choices.

Nonetheless, we all know that most of us tend to put on weight as we age. In addition, if there is one thing we cannot prevent, it is the aging process. But we can prevent eating more and exercising less as we get older. And first of all, you have to have surgeries for food control in your life, strategies that work.

One of the known strategies is to take some weight loss medications. This does not necessarily mean those that are being advertised as diet pills but also those that fall under the category of herbal medicines. One of the fast-growing herbal medicines especially formulated to help you lose weight is the so-called herbalife weight loss product.

Herbalife weight loss product is one of the major breakthroughs as far as herbal medication is concerned. Herbalife weight loss products contain the necessary herbs in order to facilitate losing weight.

Some of the well-known herbalife weight loss products are herbalife formula 1 strawberry weight control powder, herbalife diet formula 1 tropical fruit, herbalife formula 1 vanilla diet slim lose weight, etc.

One of the best things about herbalife weight loss products is that they are great tasting products, easy-to-use, and is definitely effective in losing weight. Best of all, the prices are relatively affordable when compared to other weight loss products.

To know more of the benefits that herbalife weight loss products can do for you, here is a list of the advantages.

1. One of the best things about herbalife weight loss products is that you do not only lose pounds but also inches. This means that herbalife weight loss products do not just get rid of excess fats but also tone and shape the body built, curbing the imminent re-accumulation of fats.

2. Herbalife weight loss products do not only make you lose weight but also supply you with the nutrients that are needed by the body’s cells on a daily basis.

3. Herbalife weight loss products are known to have excellent taste that is why more and more people who have tried it are satisfied with its yummy flavors.

4. Best of all, herbalife weight loss products lets you eat more of the foods you like without having to worry about accumulating more weight in the end.

5. Herbalife weight loss products are also known to help you lessen the extra calorie ingestion. Hence, losing weight will be more effective.

What’s more, herbalife weight loss products give you the pleasing feeling that curbs your hunger while you lose weight.

The bottom line is that your mission for preventing weight gain, should you decide to accept it, is to eat fewer calories when you are not involved in activities that burn up those calories. Then, try to incorporate these herbalife weight loss products in your diet.

In the end, you will achieve the ideal weight you have long wanted to obtain.

Use This Advice For A Brighter, Whiter Smile!

Use This Advice For A Brighter, Whiter Smile!

Teeth whitening is something that a lot of people don’t consider as a necessity. However, even for those who aren’t that conscious of or bothered by their stained teeth, they’ll be amazed at how liberating it feels once they get their teeth whitened. This article will show you the best way to get your teeth whitened.

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.

To keep teeth naturally white, practice good oral hygiene. Always brush your teeth at least twice a day with a whitening toothpaste. Brushing physically removes discoloration and ensures that foods that can stain, like coffee and juices, are removed regularly before they have a chance to cause staining.

When trying to whiten your teeth, use toothpaste specifically made for teeth whitening. These toothpastes use peroxides that act as a bleaching agent for your teeth. Be sure to look at the amount of peroxide in the toothpaste, typically the concentration is between ten and twenty percent. Choose a product in the middle, and if your teeth tolerate the toothpaste (and you want more effective whitening), move up to a toothpaste with 20% peroxide.

Drinking through a straw is going to help you keep your teeth looking whiter longer. It will reduce the time that the drink has to settle on your teeth and cause stains. The straw will carry the drink past your teeth and closer to your throat keeping it from getting to your teeth.

Before undertaking any at-home whitening projects, consult with your dentist about your teeth. If you have any issues with gums or cavities, whitening methods bought over the counter can have a negative impact on your mouth. Tell your dentist what you want to try and ask for a green light before you proceed.

Read as many reviews about whitening products as you can before buying one. If you take the time to research the products before you spend your money on them, you are sure to find a quality product a lot quicker and without spending as much money.

Use the peel of an orange or lemon to brighten your smile naturally. Simply rub the white, inner side of a piece of peel gently against all of your teeth. You can even add a small amount of table salt to the rinds to increase the effect. Do this regularly and see the difference in the whiteness of your teeth.

Eat more foods that are good for you. What you eat can have a huge impact on how white your teeth are. Try to avoid fast foods or foods that are overly processed. Instead, try to eat more raw and organic foods like more raw fruit or vegetables.

Whitening your teeth can do a lot for your self-image and self-confidence. Follow this simple advice to get great results in no time.