While taking good care of our teeth should always be top priority, we also want our teeth to look good. It’s that shiny white teeth that completes our appearance and make us not only look pleasant but also tells others that you are very hygienic and you know how to take care of yourself. With that said, there are some things that contribute to the deterioration of the sparkle in our teeth. The food we eat or drink, our lifestyle, and of course, a person’s personal hygiene all contribute to either keeping or losing the bright white smile.
First things first, when naturally whitening your teeth, remember that cleanliness it still top priority. If you don’t brush at least twice a day, floss and use some mouth wash, your teeth will be filled with plaque and cavities that will not only discolour your teeth, but also severely damage them. Dental hygiene is the first step to get to your natural tooth whitening goal.
Next step is changing your diet. A good guideline here is that, if the food or drink can stain your clothes, then there’s a good chance it will also stain your clothes. Some of the common culprits include coffee, wine and dark sodas. A good tip is to limit the contact of the liquid to your teeth by drinking it from a straw. You should also keep your consumption of sugary foods to a minimum. Sugar rots teeth especially if it gets stuck in between the small gaps. If you have a need to eat something sweet, grab an apple. Not only are they tasty, but they can also help in removing any food debris that’s left on your teeth.
A final step is a change in your lifestyle. If you are a smoker, then you may have to stop this habit because nicotine stains not only your teeth, but your mouth and fingers as well.
Follow these simple steps for a natural tooth whitening process and see results in just a few weeks’ time. If you’re unsatisfied with the results you are getting, then maybe it’s time to visit Affinity Dental Clinic for professional tooth whitening.