A smile is the best thing you can wear, however, as we get older our teeth do tend to get more yellow in appearance. This can be for many reasons, but the overall yellow appearance is linked to our outer enamel eroding exposing the inner dentin. Erosion or not, there are many ways you can attempt to prevent the yellow appearance, if not reduce the appearance of the yellow dentin showing. 

Unless you have had dental surgery or artificial teeth, everyone is susceptible to getting eroded enamel so you should not feel disheartened if your teeth seem to find their way back to this stained appearance. Whitening is, of course, an effective way to make your teeth look cleaner and healthier, however, you should always be cautious, especially with at-home whitening. You do not want to cause any permanent nerve damage to your teeth as a result of not being smart with your whitening techniques.

The tips we will share today should be well-researched before you test them yourself, however, they are known to be the most effective ways to get whiter teeth.

How To Brush Them

The very basics you should be doing for your teeth and mouth are brushing and cleaning them effectively. Surprisingly, a lot of people do not have a good understanding of how to brush their teeth the correct way. Firstly, an important tip to know is to make sure your toothbrush is replaced every three to fourth months. As soon as the bristles of the brush are starting to seem frayed, they ultimately will not be performing correctly to give your teeth a good scrub, so you should do yourself a favour and invest in a new toothbrush if yours is looking old and tired. If you have the money to do so, electric toothbrushes are a better choice than manually brushing your teeth.

Additionally, if you did not know already you should make sure you are brushing your teeth for at least two full minutes a day, twice a day. We would always recommend brushing them straight after your morning coffee to make sure your teeth are not being strained, and also in the evening right before you go to bed. If you can brush them a third time in the day or after any meal you have at home, it is also recommended to ensure no food or liquids are lingering in your mouth and staining your teeth.

Whitening Toothpaste 

Many toothpaste companies now offer high-quality whitening toothpaste options for their customers. Often these kinds of toothpaste contain materials such as baking soda, charcoal, and other active ingredients that work to remove stains and make your teeth appear brighter. It is not recommended to solely use a whitening toothpaste due to all the chemicals involved, therefore you should only use this type of toothpaste a few times a week, and interchange between normal toothpaste now and then.

Baking Soda 

If you are looking for at-home remedies for whitening teeth, making baking soda paste is an effective technique to try. Baking soda is a mild abrasive and is known to remove stains and plaque. If you want to try using baking soda at home, you should first create a paste that includes hydrogen peroxide, mix them until it is a paste texture and finally brush your teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly after. This can be used daily and you should see a huge improvement after 6 weeks.

Professional Teeth Whitening 

If you want guaranteed teeth whitening results, it would be a smart idea to invest in professional teeth whitening services. Most private and even public dentists offer teeth whitening reviews, for example, dentists in Leamington Spa and others across the UK will all offer bespoke teeth whitening services. If you get professional teeth whitening it can last up to three years as long as you follow up with the correct care and maintenance. They will confirm the exact whiteness you are hoping to achieve, and the process is fairly quick and straightforward. If you do have the disposable income to pay for professional whitening it is a reliable method to consider.

Damaging Foods 

There are many teeth-staining foods that you should aim to avoid or at least limit your daily intake. Tea and coffee are one of the most coffee-staining products you can consume, and as mentioned you should always make sure you can brush your teeth after drinking your morning tea or coffee. Also, any sugar drinks are extremely bad for your teeth’s overall health due to the large quantity of sugar involved in the ingredients, which further promotes the growth of plaque. Avoiding sugary drinks is just one of the ways to improve your health overall, as well as your mouth health.

Conclusion

Having white teeth can make you look more approachable and attractive. Follow these tips to first of all, avoid getting yellow teeth, and second to try the techniques and make your teeth appear whiter. It will be a great investment into your health and appearance. Speak with your dentist before trying the at-home remedies, and be sure to understand any implications or side effects.

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