Sparkling, white teeth. Everyone wants them, right? There are whitening toothpastes and whitening kits on the market, all to help you achieve your whitest and brightest smile. While these options will work, there are also a few habit changes you can make to help boost your smile’s sparkle.
For one, examine your diet. Dark-coloured foods and drinks (think: coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, grape juice) can stain your teeth and leave them looking yellowish. If you eat or drink these foods and beverages regularly, it’s important to brush your teeth immediately afterwards.
Secondly, what are your oral hygiene habits? Do you forget to floss regularly? Do you smoke or chew tobacco? These are all things that can leave your teeth looking dull, stained and unhealthy.
So while there are some lifestyle changes we can make to improve our smile, often dull-coloured teeth are beyond our control. In this case, you could turn to one of the at-home whitening kits or whitening toothpastes. Or you could go for a professional teeth whitening. Professional whitening treatments generally only last half an hour and can brighten your teeth by several shades. They’re safe, easy and a fast alternative to home whitening kits and pastes.