There is nothing like a brighter smile for giving you that added boost of confidence. You often notice that your teeth are not as white as the could be when you see a photo of yourself stood next to someone whose teeth seem to glow from their mouth! Achieving the brighter smile you have always dreamed of doesn’t necessarily have to be a hugely difficult process, but instead there are a few things that you can try that all add up to making a big difference.
Use A Teeth Whitening Kit and Toothpaste
There are so many different types of kit and toothpaste out there all promising whiter teeth and a brighter smile. It may well be a case of trial and error before you actually find one that works for you and doesn’t bother your teeth and gums. But if you are looking for a quick technique, a teeth whitening kit is probably your best way forward.
Visit the Dentist
If in doubt, go straight to the professionals. There are all sorts of treatments that are offered by a good cosmetic dentist. Of course, this approach is likely to be more costly but you are much more likely to get the results that you are looking for.
Cut Back on Tea and Coffee
If you are a caffeine addict then this one is likely to be particularly unappealing to you! But it has been clearly shown that tea and coffee can stain your teeth. Cutting back on these two particular beverages is likely to help you out in your quest for brighter teeth.
Select the Right Lipstick Shade
There are certain shades of lipstick which make your teeth appear a lot yellower than they actually are, so purples and browns are to be avoided. For pink shades, ones with a blue undertone will be better than those with a yellow or orange tinge. A red lipstick can really make your smile stand out, but remember that blue undertone will really make all the difference.
Rinse Your Mouth with Water
We have already talked about the staining effect of tea and coffee, but you can also add red wine to that list. If you can’t bring yourself to bring up these drinks just yet, swishing water around your mouth straight after you have finished your beverage can reduce the staining effects. You can also consider lightly brushing your teeth afterwards, which will leave you with better breath too!
Eat Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
Studies have shown that snacking on raw fruit and vegetables can help remove bacteria and mild surface stains from your teeth. There are even certain types of food which can whiten your teeth naturally such as strawberries, apples, celery, carrots and radishes. Ultimately, these are all types of food that are good for your overall health to so it is a win-win!
Eat More Dairy
Eating foods that are high in calcium can help to keep your teeth white and your enamel strong. Hard cheeses have also been shown to eliminate the food particles that stain your teeth.