How to get whiter teeth

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If getting whiter teeth is one of your goals, you'll be happy to know that there are many things that can be done (or not done) to increase the whiteness of your smile.

Healthy white teeth are essential to making a good impression on others, which is why it is an issue in which investing money and time pays off:

Daily hygiene


Of course, brushing is the foundation of whiter and healthier teeth. Experts advise brushing three times a day. Electric toothbrushes are more efficient than manual ones in all aspects, including removing surface stains that detract from your smile. So it is worth investing in one.

If you are looking for something affordable and effective, consider the Oral-B Vitality Cross. Greater professionalism leads to greater investment, as demonstrated by the Oral-B PRO 2. But remember that the head is also key. Its filaments deteriorate with use and lose whitening capacity, so it is very important to replace the heads whenever necessary. The time may vary depending on the rate of wear of each person.

Since they remain in contact with the enamel for a short time, whitening toothpastes are not credited with significant results. But it doesn't hurt to try. Although small, they put their grain of sand. The market offers many options; one of them is activated charcoal tooth powder, a compound that is associated with many benefits, including whitening teeth despite their color.

Stains from food and drinks

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Coffee, tea and wine can take the white out of your teeth if not consumed with caution. Its intense color pigments adhere to enamel. The same happens with tobacco. Yellowing the teeth is another of the harmful effects of smoking.

But these are not the only ones responsible for yellowing the teeth. In general, any food that creates hard-to-remove stains on clothing has the same effect on teeth. To have whiter teeth, it is advised not to brush your teeth immediately after eating dark foods and drinksas it can cause the stain to penetrate deeper into the tooth.

Whitening treatments

Sometimes brushing and avoiding coffee or tobacco is not enough for whiter teeth. Fortunately, there are whitening treatments. Let's see what options exist in this regard:

DIY whitening treatments

Baking soda

With some home remedies you can get slight improvements, but it is necessary to bear in mind that it is unlikely that one will be invented capable of removing resistant stains to the same level as a professional bleaching treatment.

Baking soda home remedies are among the most effective. However, it is not characterized by being too kind to the gums. So it is advisable to use it only at specific times, such as when a small emergency whitening is necessary, for example.

Preparing a homemade whitening treatment with baking soda is very simple. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of lemon. Apply the mixture on the teeth using an ear stick for up to two minutes. Then brush them as normal and rinse your mouth well with water.

This remedy works because baking soda is a cleaning agent which, in addition, provides calcium to the teeth, while the acidity of the lemon helps to eliminate plaque.

Home whitening treatments

Whitening strips for teeth

The molds and No products found. they are considered the best methods to whiten teeth at home. That's because they stay in contact with enamel for longer than toothpastes and mouthwashes.

However, it must be borne in mind that molds are often associated with irritation because they are one size fits all and the product can come off and come into contact with the gums. In any case, the best time to administer a whitening treatment at home is during the days after a teeth cleaning, when plaque and surface stains have been removed.

Professional whitening treatments

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Compared to the other options, professional whitening treatments are significantly more expensive. But when it comes to results, it is unrivaled. It seems unlikely that the bright smiles of celebrities are the result of home remedies. Unlike home treatments, dentists guarantee results, as well as the most suitable shade of white for you. There is a line that, if crossed, the smile can end up being very unnatural.

Soft tissue irritation and increased sensitivity are two indivisible potential side effects of whitening, even when performed by a professional. However, in this case bothersome side effects can be kept under control and are generally not permanent.

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