Tips To Keep Your Teeth White

brushing-2From teenagers to adults, everyone wants to have a great smile and of course whiter teeth. One of the main things that people notice about you is your smile while a bright smile is always an indication of a health and beauty conscious individual.

The teeth whitening trend started over a decade ago when professional whitening as well as whitening strips were introduced and since then, millions of people around the world have used a number of whitening toothpastes and various whitening products for the betterment of their appearance. Let’s take a look at some of the whitening options that are available in the market today.

Whitening Strips – these strips have revolutionized the industry while it was very prominent about 10 years ago when it was first introduced. The very first whitening strips were polythene strips infused with hydrogen peroxide while the product has evolved over the years with different levels of hydrogen peroxide as well as the thickness and shape of the whitening strip itself. However, you must be cautious when using the strips while being patient is the key to a proper use of the product. The best results are proven after about 2 weeks.

Over the Counter Tray and Gels – A method which is known as the ‘boil and bite’ system, these require you to heat a tray, fill the tray with a gel and place the particular tray in your mouth. This method takes a few weeks to show results while the tray assists in preventing oxygen from escaping.

However, whitening treatments do not permanently whiten your teeth unless you take good care of them. If you tend to expose your teeth to various food and beverages that can cause staining, you will definitely notice the whiteness of your teeth fading away. This can happen as little as one month of you are not careful enough. If you avoid food and drinks that stain your teeth, you will be able to keep your teeth white and bright at least for 10 – 12 months.

A few tips as to how you can maintain the whiteness of your teeth,


–          Try to avoid the consumption of products that can stain your teeth while they also include coffee, tea and even red wine. You can actually use a straw to prevent the staining from taking place

–          If you do consume food and beverages that can stain your teeth, brush or rinse your mouth immediately after you consume them

–          Always try to follow good and healthy oral hygiene practices. You should floss at least once daily in order to remove plaque while you should also brush your teeth twice daily or after meals if there is a possibility.

–          You can consider using a whitening toothpaste at least once or twice a week and a regular toothpaste for the rest of the week. This will help remove surface stains as well as prevent your teeth from turning to a yellower shade any time sooner.