A nice smile isn’t just about presenting an attractive set of pearls to the outside world; it can also have a significant impact on your confidence and happiness. When you don’t feel confident in how your teeth look it can mean you hide them away, wary to laugh or smile because you feel conscious. And that’s no way to live life.
With our simple, handy tips, you can improve the appearance of your teeth, making for a brighter smile that you can show off with confidence. So, without further ado, let’s jump in.
Avoid Coloured Mouthwash
Now, every good dentist will tell you to use mouthwash on a regular basis. It helps with the overall health of your mouth and gives you great smelling breath. But this isn’t the whole story – in fact, some mouthwashes can stain your teeth after long-term use.
The ingredient you want to watch out for is cetypyridinum chloride. While this chemical does kill bacteria and provide a range of benefits, when it’s combined with dyes used in mouthwash it can cause discolouration of your teeth. Always opt for a clear, undyed mouthwash instead for the same benefits, but without the stains.
Use Good Quality Whitening Toothpaste
There are many whitening toothpaste options on the market, but the key is to avoid the cheap ones. Many contain abrasive particles that can actually damage the plaque of your teeth and make staining easier.
Always choose a recognised brand, and you’ll see the benefits of good whitening toothpaste very quickly indeed.
Use an Electric Toothbrush
Throw away that manual toothbrush and invest in one that features an oscillating action instead. Electric toothbrushes remove more plaque than manual brushing, and they’re more effective as reducing conditions like gingivitis.
Moreover, an electric toothbrush is better at removing stains, providing more coverage and cleaning power than a manual brush ever could.
It might feel like a chore, but there’s a reason your dentist is so keen on getting you to floss.
When you don’t, food collects between your teeth, and over time this can lead to staining. Brushing and rinsing with mouthwash can’t get to some of these areas, so it’s important to floss every day to avoid unsightly stains.
Swill Your Mouth with Water After Eating
This is a simple trick, but one that ensures your mouth and teeth are free of debris and compounds that can stain your teeth.
Swill the water about for half a minute after meals and then spit it out. You’ll be amazed at how fresh your mouth feels – and your teeth will thank you for it too!
If you feel your smile needs brightening, contact Apex Dental Group today. We offer a tooth whitening service that will have your teeth looking good as new – at a price you can afford.