How white is your smile? If you are constantly afflicting damage to your teeth, through bad habits such as drinking fizzy drinks and eating sweets, chances are your teeth won’t be very white at all. On the other hand, you may have taken very good care of your teeth, but still want them to sparkle more than they do at present. In any case, we have some tips for you. A brighter smile will give you more confidence, impact how others see you and give your face an extra glow when you’re out and about.
Brushing your teeth is the best way to start
We know this is hardly news, but it’s surprising how many of us don’t brush our teeth as often as we should. Regular brushing will deal with any plaque buildup that has gathered on your teeth throughout the day. Experts say using an electric toothbrush is better at removing plaque than the regular variety, and considering some researchers question if whitening toothpaste is worth it, add a touch of baking soda to your regular toothbrush instead, as this is considered to be a natural tooth whitener.
Eat your way to whiter teeth
Cutting out those sugary items that are guaranteed to stain your teeth, and replace them with the various foods listed here that will whiten your teeth naturally. Not only are they good for that brighter smile, but they are better for your teeth anyway. Also help your overall health. What’s not to love?
Drink plenty of water
This is good for you anyway and is far better than any energy drink or cups of coffee you consume. Water is perfect for your teeth. It washes away any food residue you have in your mouth, as well as any lingering bacteria. Make this a regular habit after eating your meals, and your teeth and your overall health will be better off as a consequence.
Rinse with salt water
While you wouldn’t want to drink salt water, you should still consider rinsing your mouth with the warm liquid after brushing. This is another natural way to both protect your teeth (and gums) and whiten your teeth. It’s also cheaper than buying your regular mouthwash from the supermarket. Add a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm (not boiling) water and swish away. Goodbye bacteria, hello healthier and whiter looking teeth.
Use whitening strips
These are perfect for whitening your teeth, but you do need to use them properly. Without reading the instructions first, you won’t get the results you are looking for. Read this handy tutorial, and you will get the most out of these useful teeth-whiteners.
See your dentist regularly
You probably knew this was coming, so despite your dentist phobia, ensure you book a regular appointment. Not only will the dentist give you advice on caring for your teeth, they also have the tools to whiten your teeth. Aside from simple plaque removal techniques, they have other teeth-whitening methods at their disposal. If you want brighter teeth quickly, though there will be an added expense for the privilege.
So, are you looking to have brighter, whiter teeth? Follow our tips, and you will soon be giving your nearest and dearest cause to wear their shades. Thanks to the shiny sparkle coming from your mouth – Your SMILE. Let us know what you think, and give us the heads up if you have any other ideas in the comments below.
A quick disclaimer: I did not write this post and it is in collaboration with another writer. You can read more about my collaborations and contributors in my disclosure policy, HERE.