When you smile a lot life will be more fulfilling. A frequently-used, un-self-conscious smile will put others at ease and encourage them to be as positive as you are. However, if you feel self-conscious because your teeth are stained or yellowed, you’re hesitant to beam that open smile. Keep reading to learn about whitening teeth.
Lemons and oranges are not only a healthy source of Vitamin C – they can also help whiten your teeth. Rub the inside of the peel on your teeth for a subtle whitening effect. By putting a little bit of salt on the peel of the lemon or orange, the outcome could be improved.
Make sure your teeth are meticulously cleaned before using home whitening teeth kits or products. Hair dyes work better on somewhat dirty hair, but dirt is actually the enemy of teeth-whitening products. If you whiten while your teeth are dirty, an uneven whiteness can occur, so make sure you brush and floss thoroughly before you begin.
Stay away from wine, coffee and smoking. These products contain chemicals that will bond to and end up staining your teeth. If you don’t want to quit your coffee and cigarette habits, brush your teeth every time you finish smoking or drinking. There are now mini finger brushes available that can provide a light abrasive to the teeth area. These may be a handy alternative to having a toothbrush with you full time. The abrasiveness of the brush is how your teeth are cleaned.
If you are using a home whitening product, you need to make sure to follow the directions completely. What it will do is cause mouth irritation, gum inflammation, and possibly, tooth damage. Use whitening products only as often as they are recommended and for no longer then stated on the package directions.
Floss and brush your teeth at least twice daily. You want to prevent a plaque buildup because it can cause your teeth to become discolored. Don’t let plaque sit overnight on your teeth. Floss carefully before going to bed.
Ask your dentist to suggest some products for whitening teeth you can use in your home without causing any damage to gums and teeth. Your dentist will be able to tell you which products will be most effective for you.
For at home teeth whitening, you can mix baking soda with peroxide to form a whitening toothpaste. Brush your teeth for at least five minutes with this mixture. Do so gently, as excess pressure can harm your gums.
One of the things that you can do in order to get whiter teeth is to drink through a straw. Using a straw reduces the contact time of the liquids on your teeth, reducing the possibility of stains. The liquid moves past your teeth and into your mouth.
If you use a whitening product and your teeth start to get sensitive, stop immediately. These products can damage your teeth if they are not used properly. Discuss the best possible options with your dentist.
Whiter teeth are possible, so you can spread the happiness around. You should smile at the realization that you know the right way to make your teeth blindingly white. Now that you have the tools you need to fix your smile, you’re on your way to happiness!