Do you feel embarrassed when it comes to smiling? Are your teeth yellow and stained through drinking too much tea can coffee, or smoking? If so, read on. We’ve put together this easy-to-follow guide to help you get back your winning smile. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you need to take to get a brighter, whiter set of teeth.
Quit The Bad Habits
First of all, it’s time to stop all those habits that are causing discoloration on your teeth. Smoking is one of the worst offenders, followed by coffee and tea drinking. The tannins from red wine can also cause your teeth to stain, so consider cutting back on the alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine. No matter how white your teeth get, they will always start to yellow if you indulge in these habits. Quitting all these habits will also lead to a healthier overall lifestyle, too!
Visit your dentist
While many Americans look like they have great teeth, the truth is somewhat different. The simple reason is that we go to the dentist more for cosmetic reasons than we do for dental care!
Take a look over the Atlantic to the UK and you can see a difference. The Brits have a reputation for having crooked, unhealthy looking teeth, of course.
But they actually take dental care a lot more seriously than Americans. So, make sure you are having a dental health check up a couple of times a year, at least.
If you aren’t flossing, your teeth will look yellow regardless of the amount of whitening product you use. The plaque will build up between the gaps of your teeth, and it highlights stains and draws the eye. A simple flosser will suffice, but some of the best water flossers can do a much more thorough job.
Refresh your toothbrush
Make sure you are changing your toothbrush every two months at a minimum. You use these twice a day – at least – and it should be no surprise that a lot of bacteria can build up.
Without getting a new brush, all you are doing is transferring bacteria across your teeth, not removing it. It’s the same for electric brushes, too. Make sure you have a good selection of heads and never run them down, or you will find them getting more stained by the day.
Eat more apples
Apples are known as nature’s toothbrush for a good reason. Because they are so firm and crisp, they act in the same way as a brush and give your moth a good clean while you are eating them. Other foods do a similar job, too. Carrots, celery, and even popcorn are ideal for cleaning up debris. Try eating them as the final part of your meal if you can’t use a toothbrush right away.
Use baking soda
You will find baking soda in a broad range of whitening pastes – but you can use your own at a fraction of the cost. Once a week, just replace your normal toothpaste with soda, and you should see a marked improvement in the whiteness of your smile.
Hope you have enjoyed this – feel free to leave any more whitening tips in the comments section below!