If you feel somewhat self conscious about your smile, it’s probably because your teeth are less than attractive. This is a relatively common complaint amongst smokers and coffee drinkers, as these substances can stain teeth quite easily when your intake is excessive. Don’t stress too much though, there are many things you can do to improve your oral situation, and although you really should get in touch with professionals if you’re encountering persistent problems, there is actually quite a lot that you can do to help yourself.

For those who feel that they require a dentist, take some time to browse around online and find a suitable service for your current needs. I use a fantastic company, and you can visit their website now if you wish. For everyone else; keep reading!

Teeth Whiteners

If you’ve never used any teeth whitening products, it’s probably a good idea to consult a dentist first to find out which type will be best suited for you. Most whiteners contain peroxide, and this is used to dissolve any surface stains from your teeth. However, if your teeth are discoloured because of some antibiotics you’ve been prescribed, some whiteners won’t work as the stains are usually far deeper inside the tooth.

Baking Soda

Most people don’t realise this, but baking soda can be a fantastic way of creating the bright, white, appearance you’re looking for. Dentists advise that you don’t use this treatment for more than a couple of weeks as it is very strong, but basically all you need to do is dip your toothbrush in a cup of water and baking soda before you brush. This will help to remove stains from the enamel of your teeth.

Brushing Frequently

I almost feel a bit silly saying this to grown adults, but the best and most effective way of keeping your teeth looking bright and fresh is to brush them regularly. It’s all well and good using whitening products, but if you don’t want to use them every single week for the rest of your life, try brushing your teeth properly two or three times per day, as this will definitely produce the best, most long-lasting results regardless of your sugary drink or junk food intake.

Eat The Right Foods

Although brushing helps immensely, if you can avoid foods like chocolate and drinks with high caffeine levels, this will stand you in good stead. We all know how easy it is to become addicted to such bad substances, so don’t beat yourself up too much if you can’t stop straight away. Just try reducing your intake one step at a time and pretty soon you’ll be off the bad stuff completely.

So there you have it my dentally aware friends. That was a short and simple guide to making sure your smile gleams like a celebrities. Just remember that if your teeth are really bad, it’s probably worth visiting a private dentist who can offer whitening, as the products they use are around three times stronger than anything you can buy over the counter or online, so the results they produce will be far more impressive.

Good luck!

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