Stained and yellow teeth can be humiliating for anybody, which makes teeth whitening a sensitive topic. If you cannot afford a dentist, this topic can be outright intimidating. By taking advantage of these teeth whitening tips, your smile will be a whole lot brighter with the changes you have made.
An easy way to keep teeth whitened is to brush after consuming something that tends to stain teeth. Common culprits are coffee, sodas, wines, teas, berries, and sweets. If you brush immediately after consuming these items, you prevent the stain from setting into your teeth. This will help you to keep your teeth white without having to resort to expensive treatments.
These products will do little more than regular toothpaste for whitening your teeth. Ask your dentist if he or she can recommend a brand or a product for you to use.
Surprisingly, baking soda is almost as effective as most long term teeth whiteners and is much cheaper. Mix about two table spoons of soda to one table spoon of water to form a paste, then, brush your teeth with this paste. If you do not like the taste, substitute a mouthwash for the water.
You may not be able to brush after every meal, however, you can rinse your mouth after meals. Take a minute or two after eating or drinking beverages that can stain and thoroughly rinse your mouth. This will help remove loose particles and stain causing residues that may be left behind from your meals.
Even though mouthwashes are good for things like helping to eliminate plaque and germs, they can stain your teeth. If you have to use a mouthwash, find one that is not a bright color and that is not as strong as some of the others.
Rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide before you brush your teeth. This is a natural remedy that is cheap and works well. It will help whiten your teeth and it isn’t as harsh as other whitening methods. Be careful not to swallow it because it will make you sick and possibly vomit.
Cut back on things that are known to stain your teeth. Try to cut back on coffee, cigarettes and soda. These are all things that are known to stain your teeth. If you eliminate what is causing your teeth to stain you will be able to keep them white.
Your dentist can give you advice about which home whitening kits are the best ones to use that will not harm your teeth or gums. Certain products are better than other ones; therefore, you should ask your dentist which ones are the most suitable.
When trying to whiten your teeth, use toothpaste specifically made for teeth whitening. These toothpastes use peroxides that act as a bleaching agent for your teeth. Be sure to look at the amount of peroxide in the toothpaste, typically the concentration is between ten and twenty percent. Choose a product in the middle, and if your teeth tolerate the toothpaste (and you want more effective whitening), move up to a toothpaste with 20% peroxide.
As you have read, you can take small steps yourself that can help brighten your smile. It shouldn’t require months of saved funds and constant dentist visits to improve the appearance of your smile. Whatever method you choose, be sure to make regular, thorough daily dental hygiene a priority to make sure your whitening efforts last.