Teeth Whitening Tips for a Whiter Smile
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile” is world famous singer Sia’s latest song. While that’s completely true, I don’t think that song was written for people with yellow teeth. Yup, a pearly white smile is what gets song written about, and what steals the spotlight on cameras. Just look at Angelina Jolie for example; doesn’t she have the perfect smile? Teeth perfectly arranged, white and shiny. I mean, she is only a human, so she probably drinks coffee, tea and juices that stain like all of us, right? Of course she does. What she also does, and most of us don’t, is a teeth whitening procedure at least once a month. Teeth whitening can be done by either your dentist, or in your home. Here are a few tips to make the most out of teeth whitening no matter where you do it:
1. Whitening toothpastes
You can’t, and shouldn’t for that matter, consider whitening your teeth if first you didn’t visit your dentist for plaque and stains cleaning. Whitening is a finishing procedure, so it really is stupid to do it on unclean teeth. Visit your dentist first, and if you don’t want dental whitening, you can buy a whitening toothpaste and brush your teeth at least two times a day to get a result.
2. Turn to nature!
Once you use your toothpaste for whitening and leave the house, you risk it all by eating and drinking drinks that stain (and we all know you can’t without your favourite coffee). So to preserve the white colour and get rid of eventual stains, always carry with you fruits and veggies such as celery or apples, since these are considered to be natural abrasives and keep you teeth clean and white.
3. Protect the enamel
If you’re doing everything right in your teeth whitening process and still don’t have that pearly white smile than the problem may be a weak enamel. The enamel of teeth is a naturally hard substance that can’t restore itself since it doesn’t contain living cells. So, to strengthen the enamel use fluoride. Fluoride is especially good for this purpose. Once your enamel is strong enough, you can try teeth whitening again.
4. Teeth whitening at home.
You surely have baking soda in your kitchen. Use a tablespoon and a few drops of lemon to make a paste. With the paste rub your teeth for 1-2 minutes and then wash out. Do this 2-3 times a week and I assure you, you’ll see results. Baking soda acts as a strong whitener, and combined with the lemon juice it wipes out all stains from your teeth.
White teeth aren’t just a dream that’s hard to realize. It can be achieved for affordable prices and even at home, if of course, you’re persistent enough for it.