How to get Whiter Teeth?

Here are some of the most effective methods to achieve whiter teeth, and maintain their dazzling appearance.

Avoid foods or beverages that stain your teeth

Finding a successful whitening treatment is only half the battle. Maintaining and preventing further staining by avoiding foods and beverages that can encourage stains is crucial. Changing some lifestyle habits can be beneficial to avoid discoloration in the first place. Some habits that encourage staining include smoking or consumption of beverages containing the ingredient tannin, such as soft drinks like coke, coffee, tea and red wine.

Maintain Good dental habits

Consistent dental hygiene is essential to maintaining a white smile and preventing more staining. The first and most important habit is to regularly brush your teeth to remove plaque or any remaining food and drink residue. Left in place, plague will begin to attack your teeth causing a yellowing appearance over time. Brushing twice a day inhibits the growth of plaque and helps promote a clean, white mouth. Brushing after particularly sugary snacks can also be beneficial. Please avoid brushing about 20-30 minutes before or after any snack, it can be acidic.

Flossing is also of utmost importance as it removes plaque build-up from in between teeth and gums.  Floss at least once a day, at night after brushing for maximum results.

Regular dental appointments

Maintain regularly-scheduled dental appointments to help maintain good dental hygiene. Catching fillings and other issues in their early stages help maintain white, healthy teeth. Your dentist will be able to give you tailored advice on teeth whitening.  A dentist must check the sensitivity of your teeth, crowns or other dental work that won’t react well to a whitening product.

Research well

Baking soda is a commonly used natural remedy for teeth whitening, but can often cause abrasion to the tooth enamel if used too often. There is plenty of toothpaste brands containing much gentler, non-abrasive ingredients. Nowadays you can find much better natural and well-formulated toothpaste for everyday use.  You can remove staining, without the risk of enamel wear.

Whiteners, although often successful, usually contain chemicals and can seriously damage tooth enamel. Poor quality products can make your teeth extremely sensitive and have some harmful and dangerous effects if swallowed, like burning and gum erosion. Please check the ingredients and ensure the quality of the product, especially when buying online.

There is a variety of natural remedies and products available on the market that claim to whiten the teeth. While some of these methods are successful, most options are not advised but the dental professionals. It is of utmost importance that before trying any whitening routine, the thorough research is conducted.

Professional whitening

You should consult with your dentist or dental hygienist in order to find the best whitening option for you. We always recommend using only well known and tested materials.

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