If there’s one thing that makes me feel confident and feel good about myself, it’s great teeth and a beautiful smile. I’ve decided to put together a little guide to what I do on a daily/weekly basis to keep my teeth white and healthy.
- Choose the right toothbrush and toothpaste
Always choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and extra-soft if you have sensitive teeth and gums. As for the toothpaste, I highly recommend getting Sensodyne range. They are great and very gentle.
- Dental Floss and Mouthwash
Don’t ignore these simple yet essential steps. It will help to reduce cavities and other periodontal diseases.
- Teeth Whitening
I personally only whitened my teeth at home, and it works perfectly. I use Hello Smile whitening pen and it’s seriously very good. It’s also very affordable (around £16) and compact packaging makes it easier to carry around.
Apply it once a day for 10-15 days. You will start seeing a noticeable difference after a week. Just make sure you don’t eat or drink for 20 minutes after use. That is also the reason why I prefer to apply it in the evening while I am getting ready for bed.
- Natural Teeth Whitening Options
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste – mix few teaspoons of baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. With your toothbrush apply some on your teeth and leave the paste on for few minutes. For the best result repeat the process at least once a week.
Oil pulling is another great technique to maintain and whiten your teeth naturally. Use few tablespoons of coconut oil, swish it in your mouth for at least 20 min then spit out and rinse.
- Fake tan and bold lips
This is self-explanatory. Your teeth will appear whiter on a darker/tanned skin. Same with lipsticks, darker tones will make your teeth look brighter. It’s a nice little trick 🙂
- Tips On Maintaining White Teeth
Use a straw to drink coffee, tea, wine or any other stain-causing beverages. Or at least rinse immediately after consumption.
Quit/Cut down on tobacco (or quit 🙂
Consider touch-up treatments.
Raw fruits and veggies, such as apples, celery and carrots will also help keep your teeth white. They are naturally abrasive and require more chewing that will help produce more saliva which will neutralise the acids.
And last but not least, is try to visit your dentist at least once a year. Remember, it’s cheaper and less painful to prevent it than treat it 😉