Nothing beats a good smile.
Whiter teeth is something that many people desire today. It is simply because, having white and bright teeth is essential to a beautiful smile.
However, no matter how much we brush our teeth and get regular cleaning, some foods and substances are bound to stain our teeth with yellow and dark spots. Fortunately, there are many easy remedies to gain back your white smile other than paying hundreds of dollars for products and whitening sessions at your dentist’s.
But before revealing these tips to you, we need to figure out first how and why teeth get yellow in the first place.
There are several factors that play a part, including genetics, what kind of food and drink you consume, and how well you practice oral hygiene.
The enamel and dentin plays the biggest role in color. Certain food and drinks will directly stain the enamel, yes, but over time the two biggest culprits are the nasty food and drink that actually break down the enamel, and weakening enamel as we age. As the enamel breaks down, it reveals the yellow dentin underneath.
Here are 6 easy hacks to get whiter teeth at home.
1. Baking Soda
A lot of people prefer this age-old home remedy we got from our grandparents. Brush your teeth with baking soda to remove stains and therefore your teeth will appear whiter. However, do not overdo it because baking soda is harsh on your enamels and might have a reverse effect with time. Stick to the occasional once a week and be gentle on your teeth.
2. Quit smoking
Smoking is bad for your health and it also leaves ugly brown stains on your teeth. The more you smoke, the darker your teeth get and it will be very hard to remove these stains only through brushing. Even if you do get professional treatment for your teeth, they will never return to their original state.
3. Know which foods stain your teeth
Just like some drinks stain your teeth, there are also a lot of foods that leave their marks. Blueberries, blackberries, and beets have a rich deep colour that stains the teeth. After consuming these foods, rinse your mouth with some water immediately.
4. Know which drinks stain your teeth
Some of the beverages we consume daily stain our teeth the most. The top offenders are coffee, tea, dark sodas, red wine and fruit juices. Their effects are slow and will appear with age. To maintain a white smile as long as possible, rinse your mouth with water after consuming such drinks.
5. Change your toothbrush often
If you feel like your teeth are not as bright and white as they used to be even though you’re being extra careful with all the steps above, you might need to simply change your toothbrush! An old toothbrush becomes too soft and will stop cleaning your teeth well. Once you change to a new one, you’ll definitely notice the difference quickly.
6. Don’t skip your daily cleaning routine
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing and using a mouth wash are essential to maintain healthy teeth. And when your teeth are healthy, it shows through their colour and brightness.
A social status symbol as well as an important interviewing tip, having white teeth indicates to some degree that you take care of yourself and like to look good. Thus< it’s important to brighten and maintain healthy white teeth.
Source: Radio One