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A bright smile not only looks great, it helps with fresh breath. Overall it could improve your life.

According to a study by Match.com, 71 percent of women say that they judge a man based on his teeth. Translation: Having a brilliant smile will actually help you be more attractive to women. 窶廣 smile can be very inviting窶派aving a whiter smile is engaging and exciting, and you know he has fresh breath.” says dentist DonaldツCliffordツ.

fresh-breath-smile-mesa-azDating isn’t the only place where whiter teeth and fresh breath play a key role. Kelton Research, an independent research firm, found that your smile might also contribute to securing a dream job. Results have shown applicants are 58 percent more likely to get a job offer and 53 percent more likely to be offered an increased salary if their teeth are white. The takeaway? A sparkling smile can make you stand out among a sea of applicants. 窶廩aving a whiter smile highlights personal self-image and leaves a memorable mark on the interview,窶 says Dr. Cliffordツ.

What kind of impression does bad breath give?

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Of course, there are the usual methods: toothpaste, mouthwash, gums. There are also easy, everyday habits that can help brighten your smile and get fresh breath. Here are 9 simple ways to ツfresh breath to make your teeth their whitest.

Swap out your toothbrush
A whiter smile could be as easy as throwing out your old toothbrush. According Dr. Cliffordツ, 窶彝eplace a toothbrush every three months, or as soon as you see the majority of the bristles begin to bend and look worn down.窶 After the bristles are worn down, your toothbrush isn’t cleaning your teeth properly.

Brush your tongue
Brushing your tongue isn’t only about having fresh breath. Dr. Cliffordツsays it can also help prevent staining. Your tongue accumulates bacteria, which can eventually lead to discoloration. Use a soft toothbrush and long strokes starting at the very back of the tongue, rinsing your brush after each stroke. This will help remove the bacteria on the brush without re-depositing it on your tongue.

Rinse with apple cider vinegar
While it isn窶冲 as effective as other, more mainstream whitening treatments, it is a natural and organic way to maintain a healthy smile. Dr. Glassman recommends rinsing with two parts water to one part apple cider vinegar, and swishing the solution around for one minute.

Eat raw fruits and veggies
Eating fruits, vegetables, and other crunchy foods is good for your body and your teeth. Dr. Cliffordツsays that eating nuts, raw carrots, apples, and cauliflower can help keep your teeth clean by removing surface stains and plaque that leads to cavities.

Use gel trays instead of strips
Experts are divided on the effectiveness of whitening strips. Dr. Cliffordツsays she窶冱 not a fan of strips because they don窶冲 distribute the whitening paste evenly. Teeth are usually darkest near the gum line, where the strips can窶冲 reach. Instead, she recommends using whitening gel trays.

Rinse with water after eating oranges
Although they窶决e a good go-to for vitamin C, citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, contain acid that erodes tooth enamel. This can make teeth stain more easily. The fix? Make sure to rinse your mouth out with water immediately after eating these fruits to wash the destructive acid off your teeth.

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