You notice that your smile tarnishes and you wish that it recovers its brightness of yesteryear. Follow our 10 tips for whiter teeth.
A fashionable time, bars smiles are less popular, but the search for an ever whiter teeth has not disappeared. Because the yellowing tooth and the layer of dental plaque that covers the enamel are not very sexy, here are 10 tips to preserve its luster, in addition to a trip to the dentist.
Regularly change toothbrush
Every two or three months, or as soon as the hair on your toothbrush starts to dull, you will have to change it. Otherwise, brushing becomes less effective and tartar builds up on your teeth. You can invest in an electric toothbrush that only the head will change regularly. It is also proven that its movement allows cleaning much more effective than a traditional toothbrush.
Limit bad habits
The foods you consume on a daily basis are responsible for the loss of radiance of your smile. Some are known to stain teeth. Your penchant for red wine, acidic and full of tannins, is one of the enemies of your teething. Other drinks such as coffee, cocoa and tea are also singled out. However, it is the cigarette that will really go to war because nicotine and tar is responsible for the responsible for the rapid tarnishing of your smile.
Use a whiteness toothpaste
Contrary to advertisements that would suggest the gain of several shades of white in the space of a brushing, whiteness toothpaste is not an oral miracle. However, his action is not ineffective and he can see a smile more radiant. In their composition, there are abrasives like silica that facilitate the removal of dental plaque.
Your teeth will look immediately whiter. This kind of toothpaste, however, should not be used at each brushing because it could eventually damage the enamel teeth. And the latter, once weakened, makes the tooth more sensitive to staining by food.
To brush your teeth at the right time
Brushing of teeth should ideally be done three times a day, morning, noon and night, for at least two minutes. Unfortunately, your office hours do not allow you to enjoy the comfort of your bathroom after lunch to brush your teeth. If you do not want to transform the toilets of your company into camp toilets, you can fall back on a chewable toothpaste that requires no water or brushing, or even chewing gum.
We practice the first brushing of the day before breakfast. Certainly, the taste of your toast will not be quite the same but this ritual has a very beneficial aspect in that the fluoride found in saliva has a protective effect on the enamel, less attacked by acidic beverages consumed, such as fruit juice.
Eat “cleansing” foods
After a meal that you cannot follow with a toothbrush, you can also eat a “cleaning” food. In the first place, the apple, whose acidity and firmness help to remove excess tartar. However, remember to drink a glass of water afterwards so that the acidity does not attack the enamel. You can also taste a carrot or celery root.
Think about grandma’s recipes
Grandma’s recipes for white teeth are very numerous, often phantasmagorical and sometimes even … dangerous. Once a week, soak your toothbrush in baking soda and then proceed as usual. The abrasive power will have a visible impact but it should not be abused to avoid damaging the enamel. Same thing for lemon juice that is used in a similar way, and whose acidity can also attack the tooth. Finally, you can add vegetable charcoal powder to your usual toothpaste once or twice a week.
Use dental floss
The yellow color print is not necessarily due to the intrinsic nature of your tooth. Sometimes it is partly a game of reflections and shadows. Too fast or superficial brushing can clean the front of the tooth, but leave darker colored residues between each interdental space. These usually tarnish the smile. To eliminate them, consider flossing daily. Slip it gently between your teeth without ever cutting the gum.
Another way to get rid of this plaque that accumulates is to consult – at intervals of about a year – a dentist, who can perform a complete descaling of your mouth.
The principle is simple: if you have diaphanous skin and slightly yellow teeth, the dull effect will logically be much more amplified than if you had the orange complexion. Do not blame yourself for the figure of self-tanner but think as soon as possible to take the sun. Otherwise, some “whitening” toothpastes simply blush the gums to accentuate the contrast. Others, pigmented with blue, also give the impression of a whiter smile.
Make a bleaching with hydrogen peroxide
Unlike smile bars that offer a very partial and unsustainable solution, whitening at the dentist is a serious and effective alternative for whiter teeth. Contacting a specialist for this hydrogen peroxide treatment will cost you between $ 400 and $ 1,000 depending on the practice. The result will be convincing to the extent that you will gain several shades immediately, and this in a sustainable way.
Give way to facets
Last issue that many American celebrities have used, from the smile Joey Starr white Vanish: the facets. The dentist deposits on the teeth – previously cut to accommodate – a prosthesis. This, made to measure, allows the correction of the original shade, the shape of the teeth and any malposition. However, this involves a very substantial cost – around $600 a tooth – and very rarely reimbursed.