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What To Do If You Want A Bright White Smile

There is no doubt that there is a desire by many to have a whiter smile. And there has been an increase in the number of people scouring the dental-hygiene aisle at Boots for something to give their pearly whites a boost. Many people want to opt for professional teeth whitening at home, want to know how to whiten teeth at home, and are interested in home remedies for whitening teeth.

Maybe it is the Award Season Effect, with those gleaming white smiles beaming at us from the red carpet but whatever it is, tooth whitening is getting more and more popular.

There are home kits featuring white strips that do work. There are options like Boots Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Overnight Serum and that is a nice mix of whitening peroxide and tooth-strengthening fluoride that actually does not taste too bad either. A whitening pen, like Finishing Touch Smile Pen is great to keep in your bag for a touch up after drinking red wine, for instance.

Whitening chewing gum is not such a success, because it doesn't stay on the teeth long enough to make any difference.

If you are going through a whitening routine, you really can't have coffee or anything else that might stain. The whitening agent, peroxide, works by opening your teeth's pores allowing them to be absorbent, so stay away from red wine, white tea, black tea, mustard, ketchup, and hot chocolate.

Have extra toothbrushes everywhere.

If you're serious about your tooth whitening, frequent brushing is essential. A whitening toothpaste will not be strong enough to whiten teeth dramatically alone, but it will help scrub off new stains on the teeth.

A whitening pre-rinse before and a mouthwash after brushing.

A recommended protocol would be:

  • whitening pre-rinse
  • Flossing
  • Brushing
  • Mouthwashs

A pre-rinse, that has active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide will loosen buildup and food, making brushing more effective. Mouthwash will get into the gaps that have been cleaned out by your brushing and flossing. Really swoosh that mouthwash around your mouth after you brush, and then wait an hour before drinking anything at all.

Healthy pink gums make teeth appear brighter

The backdrop of a beautiful smile is healthy gums, and bleeding gums mean that gingivitis is present. Treat any inflammation of the gums with flossing twice a day and a mouthwash after brushing.

Eat a crunchy midday snack

Chewing raw, hard fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples will produce more saliva that will help wash away bacteria like a natural exfoliation.

02 Mar 2016