How To Whiten Your Teeth

There are many things that make a great set of teeth, and there are many different factors that contribute to your teeth either looking great, or a little shoddy. One of the biggest deciding factors of all here though is how white your teeth look, and if they are shining and bright white then this will contribute to your looking generally much healthier and more attractive than if they look dull and grey or even stained and yellowish.

So how do you get your teeth to really shine and avoid discoloration? Here we will look at the answer to that question and help you to make the most of the teeth you have.

Brush Well

Brushing well means making sure you spend the necessary time getting to all of the various parts of your teeth which may be difficult to access and which might provide a final resting place for many a dorito.

However don’t mistake brushing well with brushing hard, as actually brushing too hard can damage the enamel on your teeth which makes them stain more easily. Brush lightly and with a soft toothbrush but give it a good 3 minutes.

Meanwhile look into using the best whitening toothpastes which will help to make your teeth glow more.

Eat Sensibly

Eating the right things will of course help your teeth to remain white. What you want to avoid is anything that is potentially staining and that then means things that are very acidic or that would stain your clothes.

Tea and coffee are big culprits when it comes to stained teeth, but actually switching to green tea isn’t much better as it is filled with acid that can again wear away the enamel. Other enamel damaging products include things that taste acidic.

Likewise if you eat well then you will be getting lots of calcium and other minerals which will help to strengthen your teeth and ensure they look glowing and healthy.

Quit Smoking

Everyone knows that smoking stains your teeth and leaves them looking yellowish and unhealthy. If you want to ensure your teeth look healthy and well then, you need to give up smoking as soon as possible.

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking lots of water will help you to wash away foods and things lodged in your teeth, but more importantly it will help you to produce more natural saliva which will ensure your teeth are constantly being washed.

Whitening Services

You can often get tooth whitening services from your dentist and this will help you to give all of your teeth a sparkle, or alternatively just ensure that they all look as bright as each other if you maybe have a dead tooth or a discolored patch.

It is also possible to get home whitening kits that use bleach, but you should be weary of these as often they can once again cause more harm than good by damaging the enamel.

Veneers/Crowns

If you want to go one step further then you can ask your dentist for veneers or crowns. These attach to the front of your teeth or fit over the top like a tea cosy respectively in order to cover up the bad looking tooth underneath.

This method of course means that you can select the precise shade you want and have them exactly the way you’d like them. Make sure not to go TOO bright though, as you don’t want it to be immediately obvious that you’ve had something done.