A smile can bright up a dark room….only if you can flaunt your pearly whites. And according to a study, having whiter teeth makes you look more successful, more employable, more attractive and even five years younger. Here are eight simple tips for whiter teeth.
Maintain good oral hygieneGood oral hygiene not only keeps your mouth healthy but also helps keep your teeth white. Plaque that sticks on and between your teeth can harbour bacteria can cause discolouration of your pearly whites. Brush at least twice a day. And don’t forget to floss once or twice a day preferably after dinner.
Switch to a whitening toothpasteThere are a variety of whitening toothpastes available in the market. These products contain silica or micro-crystals that have abrasive properties and help scrub away stains from your teeth making them appear whiter.
Use an electric or ultrasonic toothbrushElectric and ultrasonic toothbrushes claim to regain the original white colour of your teeth without bleaching! By removing stains from food, coffee, etc., they restore the teeth to their natural colour. They also contain no chemicals or bleach to damage the enamel. These brushes also provide deep cleaning.
Watch your dietFoods you eat may show their tell-signs on your teeth. Stay away from tooth-staining foods and drinks like red wine, colas, dark juices/curries, black tea, coffee, etc. And if you do have them make it a habit to drink water after that.
Drink with a strawDoing away with most of the beverages is easier said than done. Even if you can’t avoid drinking them you surely can avoid them contacting your teeth by sipping from a straw!