However, once they have been stained, there are also things you can do to regain their natural white state. The tips in this article will show you how to whiten your teeth, and maintain your brand new smile.
After you have your teeth whitened, you need to brush after every meal. Food can cause bacteria to grow on your teeth. If your teeth haven’t re-hardened following the procedure, the bacteria can really harm your teeth and you need to brush them frequently.
If you excessively whiten your teeth, you increase the risk of harming them. The whitening agents in products can damage your teeth if used too long. Not only will you kill your intended goal of having a great smile, but you may need some serious help to fix the damage. Always read and follow the instructions on the label of any product you use.
Another technique to whiten your teeth which produces great results is using a mixture of rock salt and water. Mix half a teaspoon rock salt with one cup water and have it sit there for about five minutes. Gargle with the mixture at night, instead of using mouthwash. This mixture can also be used to prevent cavities.
Use strawberries for naturally whiter teeth! This method has been proven to work. Just slice a strawberry and try rubbing it on your teeth. You can also mash it and utilize it instead of toothpaste. To get the best results, allow the mashed strawberry/strawberry juice to stay on your teeth about 5 minutes before cleaning them.
Avoid teeth staining products like wine, cigarettes, and coffee. The chemical ingredients in all of these products are capable of bonding with and staining your teeth. If you feel you must have these things, make sure to brush your teeth immediately when you are done. Many companies now produce mini brushes that fit over your finger. This makes them portable and will give you the ability to brush your smile no matter where you are. The teeth are cleaned by the use of the abrasive.
If you use a tray to whiten your teeth, be sure it fits on your teeth. If the trays aren’t snug against your teeth, chemicals can get on your gums. This can cause inflammation, bleeding and more serious problems to occur. Quit using the item if this happens to you, but also do some research to see if the size you used was the right one.
It’s worth saying again: Lots and lots of people out there want brighter, whiter smiles. Luckily for them, there are tons of methods and techniques available to improve the clarity of your smile. By listening to the tips above, you can have whiter teeth and a more sparkling smile for years to come.
By: John Baker
John Baker contributes regularly to dental blogs and publications across the world. Currently he is lead contributor at Top Dentist New York, where the focus is to educate and inform New Yorkers on their local dentists. Use the local pages (like the Syracuse Dentists local page) to research information, read reviews, find a dentist, and book an appointment. There are countless other resources to help the world have a healthier mouth and body. Check it out!