Smile is the most attractive accessory. A beautiful smile makes you look natural and younger. Its not just about white teeth, is about healthy, clean, strong and regular teeth.
As you age, teeth naturally becomes yellow, or food, coffee, wine, smoking affect their color. Everyone wants to get whiter teeth, whether they opt for professional dental bleaching or they just use whitening product on the market.
There are many ways, tricks that helps you to smile with no fear and have white teeth like Hollywood Stars:
1. Use perioxide
Whether in gel, liquid or strip every bleaching method use perioxide to remove surface stains and whiten teeth. Teeth are porous and absorb pigments and stains from food or drinks. If you go to a dentist you will get faster and more satisfying results than trying at home. Dentist use the bleaching agent (perioxide) to teeth and a light that activate the ingredients. It takes about an hour but the difference is noticeable after the procedure.
Also is the slower and cheaper version: you can wear at home plastic dental trays that contain perioxid gel. Put the tray in your mouth and lt it for 45 minutes to one hour. Do it twice a week not more often because it can damage tooth enamel. Teeth will become brighter after few days or after some weeks, it depends by the person.
2. Baking soda
This natural home remedy is widely used in skin treatments but is also effective removing stains from teeth. It’s easy, just dip your toothbrush in soda, wet and brush gently teeth. A chemical reaction between water and baking soda lightens stains while the abrasive particles polish teeth surface. Dentists recommend to use it once a week because more can cause enamel damaging.
Also you can form a paste mixing baking soda, table salt and peppermint essential oil. It has the same effect.
3. Avoid food and drinks that cause stains
Teeth become yellow as you age, but an important role plays what you eat and drink. As teeth are porous they absorb easily the color of food you consume. Most common food and drinks that cause stains are coffee, tea, red wine, candy, grape, cranberry, strawberry juice and of course smoking. Their natural or artificial colorants penetrate your teeth and cause a dulled and discoloration appearance. If you can’t avoid these foods from your diet, be sure to brush teeth immediately after eating.
Instead consume foods high in cellulose and saliva producing like carrots, celery, apples and pears. They remove surface stains, cleanses teeth and act as natural abrasive. The saliva that they produce removes bacteria from your mouth and helps whitening your teeth.
4. Kaolin clay
This is another natural method that acts as a whitening agent. It has gentle abrasive action that removes stains from teeth. For a fresh breath add a drop of clove essential oil or peppermint. As said for soda, don’t use it more than once a week.
5. Use whitening toothpaste
There are thousands of toothpastes that claim to white teeth, but is it true? Those contain special abrasives that gently polish teeth and chemicals that help to dissolve stains. Generally whitening toothpaste is safe to use daily and teeth can look whiter after 2-6 weeks. If the toothpaste has the chemical blue covarine, the effect is immediate and teeth look less yellow. Anyway, keep in mind that these toothpastes can’t change the natural color of teeth so don’t expect miracles.
6. Cosmetic tricks
If you want an immediate effect because you have a special event or meeting, choose cosmetic tricks to enhance your smile. Choose red and pink lipsticks, dark color clothes and a tanning product. This will produce the illusion of whiter teeth without too much effort.
Remember: for whiter and healthier teeth is important your daily oral hygiene. Brush your teeth and tongue twice a day, floss them, rinse your mouth with antimicrobial or fluoride mouth rinses. Go to the dentist at least every six month for a professional control.