There’s nothing compared to having bright white teeth.
Men who are confident about their smile can be confident in many ways.
If you are going on a date, attending your high school reunion, or going on a job interview, you feel good about yourself when you know that you can flash that smile and everyone will like you.
A great smile can bring you lots of benefits. Health-wise, when you know that you have healthy teeth, it goes to show that your oral health is on the right track.
A good set of teeth can also mean healthy relationships. People would always want to be with a person who has that happy disposition. If you have that great smile planted on your face, the persons around you will know that you are that happy one.
A smile is contagious. When you see a person smiling at you, it’s hard to not smile back. Of course, you would think twice when you don’t know that person, but generally, it’s always nice to give back the love.
So how do we become confident about our smiles? One thing is true. Having white teeth would definitely top the list.
Ways to Whiten Teeth
1. Brush with whitening toothpaste.
Whitening toothpastes have bleaching chemicals and can whiten teeth minimally. At most, they can only remove surface stains and with continuous use, whitening toothpastes prevent new stains from forming.
However, toothpastes that whiten teeth also contain abrasive components which can damage the enamel. It may not be so harmful if you limit to using whitening toothpastes to 3 times a day.
2. Use white strips.
White strips open up the pores of your teeth to allow bleach to enter. This method can make your teeth two shades lighter. Medicated adhesive strips, mostly contain hydrogen peroxide, can remove intrinsic stains and are more effective than toothpastes.
When using this product, make sure to avoid coffee, wine, or chocolates right after. Give it 40 minutes until you expose your open pores to anything you put in your mouth.
3. Use mouth rinse before brushing.
Most teeth whitening mouth rinses have hydrogen peroxide as well. This liquid is used twice a day before brushing. Gargle for 60 seconds to allow the bleaching agent to penetrate and make it easier for you to remove intrinsic stains when you brush your teeth.
This method has minimal effects considering that hydrogen peroxide is unstable and the time of use can be very short to see great results.
4. Chew whitening gums.
Whitening chewing gums contain the compound sodium hexametaphosphate which prevents surface stains from forming. Most whitening gums remove extrinsic stains in the teeth because of the abrasive agent. When chewing whitening gums, a coat is being formed around your teeth so that stains cannot stick.
5. Seek professional bleaching treatment.
Having a dentist perform a bleaching procedure is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth. Dentists can very well gauge the discoloration on your teeth and apply the appropriate bleaching treatment.
More than that, a dental professional will be able to see if you have any cavities or decayed fillings. Bleaching agents can cause pain if they get into cavities. Dentist may also send you a custom-made tray system if you choose to do the procedure at home.
6. Use home-made whitening products.
There is a lot of information about making whitening tools out of products found in your home. One popular way of whitening your teeth is to mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide.
Another method is to use apple cider vinegar when brushing your teeth. Rubbing your teeth with orange peels or other citrus fruits can also help lighten the color of your teeth.
While this can be effective for your surface stains, the results can still be very minimal.
You may find more tips and advice on how to whiten your teeth. If you go for the best and safest way, then there’s nothing better than seeking professional care.
However, it is best that you begin your teeth whitening process a few weeks before your annual dental checkup. This way, when it is time for you to see the dentist, he or she can address the more sensitive issues and recommend a better method if the whitening products that you tried did not work.
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