Everybody looks that little bit better with sparkly, white teeth and I don’t mean you have to take a leaf out of Simon Cowell’s book here. I think that a smile can be beautiful but even more so when the person smiling has stunning white teeth. So, in this blog I am going to share with you some of the best tricks I’ve found to help achieve whiter teeth.
Use a whitening toothpaste
The toothpaste you use really does make a difference. First of all make sure it’s supported by the British Dental Association in caring for your teeth and preventing cavities. Beyond that, you have a lot of options available to choose from including whitening toothpastes which are a big business.
Practice good dental hygiene
The very first of the tricks for whiter teeth that you need to follow is to practice good dental hygiene. You cannot expect to have a beautiful smile if you don’t perform the daily dental hygiene needed. Brush 2-3 times a day, floss daily and use a good cleansing rinse. Don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly as well. Not only does it keep your teeth well cared for but it makes them look better, too.
Wear a blue based lipstick
The shade of lipstick you use can really make a difference in the colour that your teeth appear to be. Lipsticks with an orange base can make teeth appear to be more yellow but this does not mean that you cannot wear reds, but instead try and choose a blue based red. Any lipstick that has a blue base will make your teeth look whiter.
Try white strips
White strips are one of the biggest weapons in the battle for whiter teeth. There are many different choices in the Whitestrips line to choose from and they are super easy to use and have great results. One little tip, though, use some fluoride while you are bleaching because the Whitestrips can cause tooth sensitivity.
Try and avoid or limit foods that stain
Learning and avoiding foods that stain teeth is very helpful in keeping your teeth gorgeously white. You want to avoid coffee, tea and cola. Red wine is also a big no-no when it comes to white teeth. If you are going to have wine, pair it with some cheese. Cheese has been proven to help prevent stains so the red wine should not do as much damage when you have it with cheese.