1. Whitening Strips
Sometimes whitening strips that need to be in your mouth for two hours are hard on sensitive gums. Try the 30 minute version instead. Even though the 30-minute strips will take 14 days of twice-a-day applications, they will help decrease gum sensitivity.
2. Laser Treatments
Laser treatments performed in your dentist’s office will whiten your teeth wonderfully. Your teeth will look whiter after only a few sessions. The dentist applies a gel, and then the bleaching agents in the gel are activated with the laser. The results are instant, and you will see that your teeth are from 5 to 6 times whiter than before.
3. No Smoking
Put down that cigarette. It is a well documented fact that cigarette smoke discolors your teeth every time you inhale.
4. Brushing After Every Meal
Brushing your teeth right after eating is an important part of keeping them bright and shiny. Since many foods have the potential to stain the enamel, removing it right away lessens the chance that it will leave permanent traces. This is extremely critical with coffee.
5. Avoid Drinks That Stain
Don’t drink beverages that can stain so that you can have white teeth. Colas, coffee and black tea are a few of these beverages. It is advised to drink a glass of water after drinking these beverages to minimize staining. Enjoy even better results when you alternate drinks of the staining beverage and water.
6. Eat Fresh Fruits/Vegetables
Eat a fresh whole apple to quickly brighten your smile. The abrasive texture of an apple, and other crunchy fresh fruits and vegetables, can clean away any dullness that has built up on your teeth since your last brushing. Also, it doesn’t damage your tooth enamel. Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables that will scrub your teeth naturally. Apples, cucumbers, broccoli and carrots are a few good examples. Eat these fruits and vegetables raw, and make sure to thoroughly chew each bite to get the maximum results from this technique. Use your entire mouth while chewing; do not chew on just one side, and you will cover more area of the inside of your mouth.
7. Seek Dental Advice
If you need whiter teeth, the first person you need to see is your dentist. There are many benefits that teeth whitening can provide for you, although it can also have negative consequences as well. By avoiding your dentist, you may do damage to your teeth and your smile as time passes. Your dentist can provide the correct regimen to use to tackle your teeth from an aesthetic and health perspective.