I think having a nice smile with clean white teeth really makes a good impression on people but not everyone is lucky enough to be born with naturally super white teeth. There are lots of factors that effect the colour of our teeth and also lots of things we can do to make them whiter.
Here are my top tips to getting a whiter, brighter smile.
- The first thing to do is to avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth such as coffee, red wine, tea and soda. If you're a smoker then stopping smoking will also make a difference.
- Eat teeth whitening foods such as apples, celery and carrots which act like fruit and veggie tooth brushes for you teeth and increase the saliva in your mouth which removes plaque. Eating strawberries helps as they contain a natural astringent which helps to lift stains, you can even rub half a strawberry on your teeth and leave for 1 minute before rinsing.
- Practice good oral hygiene, it sounds silly but making sure you brush your teeth twice a day with a good whitening toothpaste and also flossing regularly and using a mouth wash can all help you achieve a much whiter smile.
- There are lots of professional teeth whitening treatment that you can have if you feel like none of the above methods will help. Specialist clinics like Blue Sky Dentist offer these treatments and they're very popular if you have a special occasion coming up.
If you take some of these tips on board then you'll be well on your way to a whiter smile in no time.