By Dr. Ginger's Team / September 27, 2022
“Welcome to Starbucks, what can I get started for you today?” – Starbucks Barista.
“Hi yeah I would like a grande flat white…umm…with extra cream, please.” – Somebody thinking about starting a teeth whitening routine soon.
Maybe you’re “somebody thinking about starting a teeth whitening routine soon.”
You’re reading this after all! Well in any case, you’re in the right place to learn about an easy-to-use system to getting pearly white teeth.
It goes a little something like this: #flossbrushswish with white charcoal.
The only thing different between this routine and your normal oral care routine (should you be performing a floss, brush, swish routine that would keep your dentist happy) is white charcoal.
And that’s why we say it’s easy-to-use. You don’t need to change what you’re doing, just what you’re using.
Using white charcoal infused floss and toothpaste can significantly increase the brightness of your teeth. Cap it off with a mouthwash that protects your teeth with a silky smooth barrier for hours on end, and you’ve got a winning formula for white teeth.
While this solution won’t give you bright white teeth over night, working it into your routine ensures a more consistently white set of teeth for years to come.
White charcoal. More specifically:
Dr. Ginger’s patented White Charcoal oral care products.
If you’ve been researching teeth whitening, you’ve no doubt come across charcoal toothpaste. It’s the most cost effective teeth whitening solution on the market (besides cutting out coffee or wine, yeesh, no thanks).
Charcoal has a negative electric charge—which is great considering that things like tannins from coffee or wine are generally positively electrically charged. When used in an oral care routine, charcoal helps remove the surface level stains that darken an otherwise white smile.
Dr. Ginger Price, DDS calls it the twice daily #flossbrushswish routine and it’s as literal and easy as it sounds.
She suggests that the optimal oral care routine is to first, floss > then brush > then swish two times a day.
Flossing dislodges the chunks of food that become wedged between the teeth. Besides being rather uncomfortable and…not so charming…food caught between the teeth becomes a rabid breeding ground for bad bacteria in your mouth—the kind of bacteria that causes plaque (fuzzy-feeling teeth) and gingivitis (sore, tender gums that bleed easily).
So ridding your teeth of food chunks (and plaque that brush bristles cannot reach) by flossing is a vitally important first step in cleaning the mouth.
Brushing removes plaque build-up on the surface of the tooth. Plaque bacteria multiplies incredibly quickly, seeing as your mouth is warm, wet, and is constantly bringing in food sources. And so brushing is a crucial step-two in oral care.
P.S. when it comes to brushing: be kind to your teeth. It’s called brushing, not scrubbing. Your teeth are not your kitchen floor on a night you’re expecting guests. In fact, vigorous brushing can harm the tooth’s enamel, so be gentle.
Swishing is the final piece of the routine. Once the bulk of the debris is gone from your teeth, finishing with mouthwash is a perfect way to run down anything the flossing or brushing missed. A good mouthwash shouldn’t burn the bacteria out, rather form a protective barrier over the tooth and gums that helps stop the proliferation of more bacteria.
Sometimes a routine isn’t fast enough, for those looking for a fast track to white teeth, check out Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil Whitening Pen.
Keeping with the above #flossbrushswish routine, you can earn your bright pearly white smile without any expensive special treatments, visits to the dentist, or carving dedicated time slots out of your day.