5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Smile

Not everyone is blessed with pearly white teeth. However, we can all take steps to make our teeth whiter than they are. Here are five ways to get your teeth looking brighter and reclaim that smile.

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Use whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes may contain ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide that help to bleach teeth. There are many brands of whitening toothpaste on the market, some of which are more effective than others. Before buying a tube, it’s worth reading reviews of users online. This guide at businessinsider.com could be worth a read.

Try DIY whitening tricks

There are also DIY tricks that can be used to whiten teeth. Activated charcoal is a popular method that has led to teeth whitening in many cases. This involves brushing the teeth with charcoal, and then re-brushing with toothpaste. Oil pulling meanwhile is another method, which involves swilling an oil such as olive oil around the mouth for fifteen minutes to pick up stain-causing plaque. You can even use baking soda as a toothpaste. In all cases, these methods should be used alongside regular brushing to get results.

Consider professional treatment

There are various methods of professional whitening that could be worth paying for. Some dentists such as dentistryofwestminster.com are able to fit implants. There’s also the option of veneers offered by many dentists. For something more drastic, you could even consider going to specialist treatment center that offers laser tooth whitening. Each treatment type has it’s pros and cons with some limiting what you can and can’t eat and other resulting in sensitivity of the teeth.

Eat the right foods

Certain foods and drinks are staining culprits. By limiting these in your diet, you could help with the whitening process. Coffee and red wine often caused staining. Drinking less or having glasses of water with them could help to limit any staining. Sugary drinks meanwhile are an obvious culprit to cut down on. You can also limit damage to teeth by drinking through a straw.

Some foods are good for the teeth such as crunchy vegetables which clean the teeth as you eat. Milk and cheese meanwhile are great for cleaning the enamel too, whilst also containing calcium that is essential for making teeth strong and healthy.

Quit smoking

Cigarettes are bad for oral health in many ways, having been linked to gum disease and throat cancer. As for your teeth, nicotine in cigarettes can swiftly cause yellowing. Those that have been smoking for a long time may even start to get brown teeth. Quitting smoking could help your teeth to get whiter. Vaping can minimize staining, although e-liquids with nicotine in may still cause some staining. Chewing gum and nicotine patches may be better at protecting dental health, although may not work at helping people to give up. There are also special whitening chewing gums out there for smokers supplied at sites such as Nicorette.ca that can help to combat nicotine staining as well as helping you to kick the habit.

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