Insider’s Guide to Teeth WhiteningBy Angelica Malin
A beautiful, white, pearly smile is a wonderful sight to behold. From celebrities to everyday people, a white smile can definitely make you feel better. This means that having a brilliant, shining smile is a wonderful way of adding that little bit of extra something to your face. Below are some secret insiders’ tips on how to get the perfect white smile:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day
Brushing your teeth frequently may seem like a very obvious way of whitening your teeth, however it is also an absolutely essential dental task to undertake. In order to achieve your pearly white perfection, brushing your teeth frequently and correctly is a sure-fire way of starting to achieve this goal.
Many different kinds of toothpaste contain a mildly abrasive ingredient called silica, which quite literally helps to brush away any stains that frequently occur from many different types of food such as coffee or tea.
Avoid eating and/or drinking food items which cause staining
As mentioned above, many different kinds of food items, that you perhaps thought were innocent, can cause a whole multitude of different staining all over your pearly white teeth. Almost any rich, sticky, darkly coloured food item can stain your teeth.
The best way to think about it is anything that could potentially stain your new, crisp, white shirt could also stain your white teeth. This includes, but is not limited to, tea, coffee, barbeque sauce, dark treacle, sticky boiled sweets, fudge, hot chocolate and so many more!
It is also best to avoid food items like this for your overall health benefits, as, in the long-term, they can be detrimental to your general health and to the health of your teeth.
Get your teeth professionally whitened
If you require a quicker fix to the problem of your discoloured teeth, whitening them professionally could be an option for you. This procedure can be completed by a wide variety of different clinics and usually involves a form of bleaching your teeth. Although how white your teeth can become depends on the individual colouration of your existing teeth, as bleaching can only whiten your teeth by several shades.
Getting your teeth whitened professionally often has minimal risks and is a common procedure for many clinics. It usually involves using a mouthguard at home whilst administering a bleaching gel at the same time.
However, laser treatments are also available. This involves your dentist administering a whitening agent onto your teeth and then shining a UV light on top of that in order to activate the whitening chemicals in the product and therefore lighten your teeth at the same time.
These professional teeth whitening procedures are often the quickest and most effective way of whitening your teeth in a short period of time.
There are also many other ways to whiten your teeth too!