Few things make a better first impression than a shining white smile. The good news is that getting a whiter smile you’ll love is easier than ever before.
You can work all these tips and tricks into your daily routine without spending a lot of time or money, so there’s no reason not to unleash the shine of your new, glimmering grin.
Visiting the dentist every 6 months for a regular cleaning is crucial for good dental hygiene. It also helps your teeth stay white by removing any plaque and tartar, allowing your pearly whites to really shine.
Just 5 minutes in the morning and evening gets your teeth to their brightest bright in 1 week without disrupting everyday life. bright on works 3 times faster than whitening strips and removes the toughest set-in stains using the same enamel-safe whitening agent used by dentists. Plus, the no-mess brush applicator keeps gel off your hands and on your teeth.
A classic red lip works year-round. Just make sure to choose a red with undertones to complement your smile. Deep reds and berry-like pink and plum colors with blue undertones will make your white smile pop most. Avoid colors with yellow undertones, like coral or orange-reds, that will bring out yellow in your teeth.
Just like certain foods can stain your teeth (looking at you, coffee and wine), there are other foods that can help make your teeth appear whiter naturally. Strawberries are one of those foods. This sweet fruit contains malic acid, which can help remove surface stains.
Good dental hygiene goes a long way. Brush at least twice a day and floss once a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy. While flossing doesn’t change the color of your teeth, it does remove the plaque and leftover food that can cause cavities and discoloring.
If you’re a wine drinker, be sure to pair that glass with a cheese plate, as the proteins it contains can help counteract wine’s acidity. The casein and whey protein in cheese reduce demineralization in your tooth enamel. Another pro tip: Brush teeth before and after eating or drinking things that stain. Or at least rinse your mouth out with water after you drink.
If you’re out to dinner and can’t brush your teeth right after eating or drinking, reach for snacks like apples, celery, or carrots, which naturally scrub your teeth and produce a lot of saliva, which helps cleanse your teeth.
Did you know that those bright blue and green mouthwashes can affect your aligners and whitened teeth? Pick a clear or whitening one instead. Find a list of ADA-approved mouth rinses here.
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