The beverages we drink, the food we eat, and our age itself work against our teeth over time causing them to discolour. Not only do we use our teeth to chew and talk, but they also make or break your appearance. Teeth can become yellow due to stains both surface and deep level. Discolouration is usually treated with whitening treatments and regular cleaning. If you are seeking that Hollywood smile, and brighter and whiter teeth then here are some top tips for whiter teeth. View Freedom Dental’s teeth whitening treatment!
Avoid coffee, red wine, and black tea
Tea, coffee, and red wine can cause teeth discolouration due to their dark colouring. Coffee and tea stain teeth quick especially coffee as they quickly form plaque layers. Both tea and coffee are consumed on a day to day basis sometimes multiple times in a day. It is essential you brush your teeth soon after especially in the morning time. Minimise your consumption as much as possible.
Avoid fizzy drinks
Sugary fizzy drinks are acidic therefore likely to cause your teeth to erode. Drinking fizzy drinks like coca cola can stain teeth over time.
Teeth Whitening Kits
Home teeth whitening kits have become hugely popular in ways of getting that Hollywood white smile. Teeth whitening kits have everything you need, they are easy to use, cause little to no sensitivity at all, and will give you a brighter, whiter, and healthier smile. Having whiter teeth will enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence. Teeth whitening ingredients will penetrate the enamel and lighten the colour of your teeth by breaking down the stains present on the teeth. Most of the home kits contain whitening gel and dental trays.
Brush your teeth twice a day
Brushing your teeth twice a day is the only effective way to reduce plaque buildup and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. Brush your teeth for at least 3 minutes. Bacteria love to grow and will build up on the teeth causing stained teeth and bad breath. Avoid tooth decay and brush your teeth and clean your tongue daily.
Floss every day
Flossing once a day every day will help remove all food particles between the teeth and a great way of removing plaque in those hard to reach places. Flossing also helps to improve your gum health, giving you an instant whiter and brighter looking smile and teeth.
A toothpaste containing hydrogen peroxide is best
Buy a toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide that will help whiten your teeth. Max white expert toothpaste could be a good start to get your teeth a whiter shade in up to 5 days.
Brush your teeth with teeth whitening powder
Get that Hollywood smile and teeth with teeth whitening powder. Dip the whitening powder on to your toothbrush, brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes and rinse with warm water. Use daily to achieve natural looking whiteness, strengthen your gums and teeth, and reduce sensitivity. Remove discolouration and stains from the teeth to achieve a significant whiter and brighter smile.
Cigarettes and tobacco products contain teeth staining particles that will stick to the tooth enamel. The particles will stain and build up on the teeth leaving your teeth discoloured, become darker in colour, and overtime harder to clean.
Rinse your mouth with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been used for many centuries as a natural cleaning product and a disinfectant. The main active ingredient in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which kills bacteria. This anti-bacterial ingredient is very useful for whitening your teeth and cleaning your mouth. It is recommended not to use it every day and limit the time when you are rinsing it in your mouth. Dilute the vinegar with water and swish it around your mouth for a minute or 2. Afterward you should rinse your mouth with water.
There are several methods to whiten your teeth and most of the natural methods work. It is important to brush your teeth on a regular basis and get regular checkups at your dentist for general health care and cleaning. If you have dental issues, they are all treatable and can be avoided. By looking after your teeth at home you can achieve a healthy and whiter smile.
An other great option is by using teeth whitening strips but make sure to use non-peroxide versions so they don’t erode your enamel.