Teeth whitening has become very popular recently. Everybody wants a gleaming, white smile. There are many ways that you can get a whiter, brighter smile, and we will help you along the way. Follow our tips and you will have the white teeth that you have always desired.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is essential to maintaining a white smile. Get on some six month schedule for cleaning and set your appointment for your next cleaning when you’re in there. Appointments are such an easy thing not to keep, but since they are probably covered by your insurance, you should make every effort to go to them.
Stay away from wine, coffee and cigarettes. The chemicals in these products stain more permanently by bonding to your teeth. If you can’t give these things up, at least brush your teeth after using tobacco products or drinking dark-colored liquids. Using a mini toothbrush that you place on your finger can be an alternative to brushing, if you cannot do so at that time. They are abrasive and that is what helps clean your teeth.
It is not a commonly known fact, but strawberries are a great teeth whitener. You can whiten your teeth with strawberries the natural way. You could mash them to a paste to brush on the teeth, and leave it on for five minutes, or you could halve the strawberry to rub on the teeth as you are watching TV or reading.
Strips for teeth whitening are available at almost every drugstore and are quite affordable. The whitening strip is placed onto the teeth and left there to clean them for a specified amount of time. While these were popular for a while, whitening strips are dwindling in popularity due to poor results.
Stop smoking now. Smoking can stain your teeth because of the nicotine and smoke.
Whitening of the teeth products can make your teeth more sensitive. It may only be temporary, but will still be quite painful. You must be certain to visit your dentist as soon as this happens, and stop using the product until you have your dental review. Your dentist can probably recommend a gentler product that can help you avoid the tooth sensitivity.
If you have crowns on your teeth, they will not whiten, and it doesn’t matter the number of times they are bleached. Therefore, understand that if you are using a whitening kit, your teeth will appear different from your crowns when you are finished with the process.
One little known teeth whitening home concoction is coconut oil. Gargling coconut oil in the mouth for approximately ten minutes a day is an excellent whitening of the teeth method. After approximately 10 minutes, you should spit this out of your mouth and proceed to brush your teeth like normal. You should see some results after a few days.
Follow the directions on the teeth whitening products you use to a tee. Leaving these products on your teeth longer than the recommended time can have serious ramifications like gum inflammation and increased sensitivity. Also make sure that you stay away from drinking any products that have a high level of acid, such as sports drinks or soda pop after whitening.
Only consume drinks that are clear for a few days after undergoing a teeth whitening. Your teeth are especially susceptible to stains at this time, and things like fruit juice can be as dangerous as the usual tooth-staining suspects such as tea and coffee.
If you are a smoker then the first thing you should do is stop smoking. A professional whitening procedure costs a significant amount of money. If you have such a procedure done and then light up a cigarette, you have thrown that money away. The whitening will be quickly reversed by the smoking.
Before you try and change the color of your teeth by whitening them, first speak to your orthodontist or dentist. It is best to have any necessary work done before you whiten your teeth. Be sure your teeth are in great shape before you work on improving them cosmetically.
Brighter looking teeth will help enhance your look and self-confidence. If you listen to these tips, you will feel better about yourself and the look of your teeth. You can have the smile of a movie star.