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Whitening teeth wisdom: A guide to a brighter smile

Whitening Wisdom – A Guide to a Brighter Smile

Everyone loves a bright, white and glistening smile. In face, up to 90% of adults have identified a bright smile a something they first notice about a person. Whilst celebrities maintain a beautiful and radiant smile with veneers, expensive whitening kits and multiple trips to the dentist a year, most of us don’t have the luxury of following in their footsteps. Thankfully, there are some simple things that you can do in the comfort of your own home to brighten your smile. In this article, we provide you with a guide to a brighter smile in no time, so read on to find out more!

1. Consider Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Instead of spending thousands of dollars on professional teeth whitening, why not consider purchasing a home teeth whitening kit? These kits are available everywhere these days and are a highly affordable way for the everyday person to achieve a brighter smile. Most teeth whitening kits in Australia cost under $100 and are available online, so not only are they affordable, but they are convenient too. Quality whitening kits are often able to get your smile up to 12 shades lighter and are easily applied with a pen applicator. Within a matter of days, you’ll notice a sparkle in your smile. Home whitening kits are by far one of the best ways you can achieve a brighter smile, and one that we highly recommend to anyone.

     2. Avoid Staining Food and Drink

Did you know that food and drink such as coffee, red wine, soft drinks, soy sauce and tomato sauce are the top culprits when it comes to staining teeth? These foods are notorious for causing teeth discolouration, and should be eaten in moderation if you are looking to brighten your smile up. Whilst it is highly unrealistic to expect someone to avoid these foods entirely, we advise that you brush your teeth immediately after consuming any of these foods in order to prevent your teeth from discolouring. Another expert tip is to consume dark and leafy greens before consuming tooth staining foods. Leafy greens will create a film on your teeth and prevent them from discolouring or being attacked by the acid that is found in many of these foods that leaves your teeth more porous and susceptible to staining.

     3. Stay Away From Cigarettes

It is no mystery that cigarettes are bad for your health. Aside from being toxic and harmful to your organs, cigarettes are notorious for staining teeth. Have a look at any heavy smoker and you will notice that their teeth are usually discoloured and more yellow that the average person. In some severe cases, smoking can even cause teeth to fall out! Avoiding smoking is the best way to ensure a brighter smile, but if you do want to continue smoking, we advise that you brush your teeth regularly and maintain a healthy flossing routine in order to prevent your teeth from darkening. You can also purchase special anti-tar mouthwash and toothpaste for smokers at pharmacies or online.

      4. Utilise Oral Care Products

One of the best ways to brighten your smile is to utilise oral care products. In particular, look for products that contain casein phosphopeptide which assists in protecting your teeth from acid attacks. Acid causes your teeth to become more porous, and thus more prone to being discoloured by drinks and food. Mouthwash is also a fantastic way to not just keep your breath fresh, but keep your teeth clean. We suggest avoiding mouthwash that contains alcohol as it reduces the production of saliva in your mouth which is essential for flushing away bad bacteria in your mouth.

     5. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Last but not least, this one’s a no-brainer. You can brighten your smile by simply maintaining good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing regularly and ensuring that you are visiting your dentist at least one every six months for a thorough check up and clean. Most dental issues are treatable and can be avoided with proper care from a dentist regularly, so book your appointment now!

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We hope that this article has given you some insight into how you can easily brighten your smile.

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