Almost everyone would like a whiter smile. Having a whiter smile is one of the most sought after items in the dental hygiene world. There are many simple things that you can do at home that will help your smile shine. Keep reading to learn what they are!
4 Easy Steps To Achieve A Whiter Smile
One of the most natural things you can do at home is use whitening strips. They are readily available in almost any market now, and they’re not too expensive either. Your dentist will be able to recommend a particular brand or have some made up for you at the office. You should be careful and make sure that using these strips doesn’t make your teeth more sensitive. Not everyone reacts the same to whitening strips, but they are a great place to start if they work for you.
Another great tip is to make the switch over to an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are more expensive than your typical toothbrush, but they give your teeth an overall better clean. Electric toothbrushes spin in a circular motion to cover more surface area. At the same time, electric toothbrushes sometimes have timers in them to make sure that you reach the recommended two minutes of brushing during each setting. They also vibrate which causes more of the damaging bacteria on your teeth to disappear.
The next tip is a little bit harder to do all of the time, but it will help keep your teeth whiter than ever. If you decide to drink or eat anything that stains your teeth, like chips or soda, try and rinse your teeth as soon as possible so that the harmful bacteria isn’t just building up on top of them. If you have the time, rinse with mouthwash, but water will also work in a pinch.
One of the easiest ways to avoid staining your teeth is to use a straw. By using a straw, liquids that would typically stain your teeth pass through the straw and bypass most contact with your teeth. The staining properties will no longer be as big of an issue if you manage to use a straw for most of your liquids. It may take some time to get used to using a straw to drink most fluids, but your teeth will thank you for it in the end!
By following these four tips, you will achieve your whiter smile. Although, it cannot be stressed enough how important seeing a professional is. By visiting their office, they can help you maintain your healthy white smile, and you might even pick up some extra tips while you’re there. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!