Has anyone ever said “Wow, what an amazing smile? They might say it in a reverent tone. This is because a great smile with white teeth can make a big impression on others. Continue reading to discover ways to make your teeth whiter so that you have a bright smile.
Practicing good dental hygiene is the first step towards maintaining white teeth. Go in twice a year, and schedule the next visit when you leave each one. It’s easy to miss an appointment or two, but since most dental insurance covers two cleanings a year, there is no good excuse for not going.
If whitening of the teeth is something you are thinking of trying, remember that it only works on teeth that are natural. Artificial surfaces, in fact, will likely not be whitened at all. Implants, veneers, fillings and crowns are among the artificial surfaces in question. If you try whitening of the teeth and have artificial surfaces, you regular teeth may get white while your fake teeth stay the same.
Strips for whitening teeth are available at almost every drugstore and are quite affordable. These strips work by cleaning surface stains from your teeth. Whitening strips are diminishing in popularity, due to other methods that are much more effective.
Stop smoking immediately. Nicotine, as well as the smoke itself, has been proven over and over again to stain your teeth when they enter your mouth.
Try to carry a mini toothbrush with you for those times when you eat sugar based, sticky sweets. There are many foods that will stain your teeth; however, the ones containing sugar are the ones that stain the worse. When you’re done enjoying your sweet treats, take some time to brush your teeth. Toothpaste is not needed if you thoroughly scrub your teeth and then rinse well with water.
If you want to naturally whiten your teeth, try mixing together water and baking soda. Baking soda is soft on your teeth, but it contains enough abrasive agents to remove stains. First, run your toothbrush under some running water. Then dip it into the baking soda to get a kind of paste to brush with.
One simple thing you can do to get sparkling white teeth is to use a whitening toothpaste. These whitening toothpastes have ingredients that will remove stains and whiten your teeth with the friction of the brush. Over time, the stains will disappear, giving you a brighter smile.
Take some advice from the beauty pageant circuit and use Vaseline on the surface of your teeth. While the taste will not be entirely pleasant, the barrier created by the Vaseline will protect your teeth.
Now that you’ve read these tips, are you ready to hear people say that YOUR smile is perfect? When you’ve whitened your teeth, people will respect you as a different person than you were before. Apply the tips you read in this article today to start on the road to respect!