14 March 2018

7 Ways to Get Bright, White Teeth

Here’s how you can have a smile so white and bright people will be blinded (but in a good way!)
Nothing makes a better first impression than a beautiful smile.
For most people, a beautiful smile consists of nice, bright, white teeth.
But how can you achieve a movie star smile with an everyday budget?
Here are seven ways to make your teeth pearly white that everyone can do.
Whitening Strips
Although these strips may seem a little gimmicky, the results are actually very good and can help to brighten your teeth for up to a year without breaking the bank.
Most whitening strips are coated with a peroxide based gel that you place on your teeth for a few minutes each day. This means the gel will bleach away any unwanted stains and yellowness, and usually, you can tell a difference in just a few days.  
And the good news is according to Desert Hills Dental, a dentist in Farmington, NM, the FDA has upped the standards for the ingredients in these whitening strips ensuring that the enamel on your teeth won’t be compromised.
Good for your teeth and wallet-friendly? I would say that's a win, win!
Certain Foods and Baking Soda  
Some people prefer to take the natural approach when it comes to teeth whitening, and the good news is there are some fruits and ingredients you can probably find in your pantry right now to help you get the job done.
Foods such as celery, apples, pears, and carrots are known to help keep your teeth clean and bright by producing saliva, which your body produces to wash away food and other particles that could stain your teeth.
Brushing your teeth with good old fashioned baking soda and water is a natural way to slightly bleach your teeth and make them appear whiter.
Ask Your Dentist  

A great way to ensure that you have a bright, white smile is to leave it to the professionals and have your dentist perform a whitening treatment.
The nice thing about having your dentist perform teeth whitening is that it’s likely to last a lot longer and you know that they will use the latest and greatest methods to whiten your teeth while keeping them healthy.
Avoid Bad Habits
Smoking is not only a harmful habit, but it’s also one that will compromise the brightness and whiteness of your teeth.
According to WebMD, the tobacco in cigarettes causes brown stains that usually can't be taken off with tooth brushing alone, and can even be difficult for dentists to remove over time.
If a nice, bright smile is your goal, it might be time to quit smoking. Your teeth and body, in general, will thank you.
Be Careful What You Eat  

Just like smoking, there are certain foods that can cause staining that can compromise the brightness of your teeth.
Drinks like coffee, wine, and fruit juice can cause staining that is difficult to remove.
Another good rule of thumb that most dentists swear by is if the food will stain a white shirt, it will most likely stain your teeth.
The good news is that most of these stains take time to appear, so with moderation and vigilant tooth care you can keep your smile looking fresh and clean.
Good Daily Habits
This may seem like a no-brainer, but one of the most important keys to healthy, whiter teeth is making sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day.
According to the dentist in Farmington, brushing after each meal will, even more, guarantee that your teeth will be healthy, strong, and look bright and beautiful.
Switch Out Your Toothbrush
A new toothbrush will not magically whiten your teeth, but it will make sure that it is as effective as possible at removing food and bacteria that is in your mouth that can cause your teeth to dull and stain over time.
According to the American Dental Association, it's important to switch out your toothbrush every two to three months to make sure the bristles aren't too worn down or that your toothbrush isn't filled with too much bacteria.

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