How-to: give stained teeth the flick
Tired of seeing your smile in photos that’s let down by the colour of your teeth? If you’re pearlies are more yellow then white, it might be time to think about changing some of your day-to-day habits to avoid staining your teeth.
Here’s what the owners of beaming white smiles do that could brighten your teeth for good…
They use straws
Coloured drinks like juice and soft drink can stain the teeth over time, but it’s hard to avoid them altogether – so rather than giving them up, people with perfect smiles use straws. Using a straw will allow much of the stain-causing liquid to bypass your teeth, saving them from unnecessary discolouration.
They brush regularly
Brushing twice a day just isn’t often enough, especially if you’re a lover of teeth-staining foods like curries, red wine and coffee. People with flawless teeth always brush after enjoying a beetroot-laden burger or a vibrantly coloured curry. Try using toothpaste formulated to lift stains and whiten teeth such as Sensodyne Gentle Whitening or Pronamel Gentle Whitening.
They drink LOTS of water
People with perfect white smiles always drink lots of water, especially with meals. Drinking during and after eating washes down food particles that would otherwise remain behind in the mouth, leaving nasty stains on teeth. Water is also one of the only liquids that won’t stain your teeth so you can drink as much of it as you like, guilt free.
They’re not addicted to coffee or tea
Unlike the rest of us mere mortals who require a coffee or tea or three to get through the day, the owners of pearly whites keep tea and coffee as a once-in-a-while beverages. Coffee and tea are two of the most powerful teeth staining beverages and regular consumption over time is a guaranteed way to get stained teeth. Cut back on the tea and coffee habit and avoid unsightly discoloured teeth.
They use a whitening system
Get your pearlers white in no time with a specialised system designed to gradually whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. At-home whitening kits usually come in the form of strips that you stick on your teeth or trays that you fill with a whitening formula and place over your teeth for a few minutes. With many whitening systems on the market that are safe for the health of your teeth and proven to whiten them over days or weeks, you can brighten your smile while you watch Game of Thrones re-runs!
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