Chances are you’ve read about some Hollywood star’s perfect smile. It is usually said in a tone which conveys deep respect. One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. If you are looking for ways to have people noticing and talking about your smile, read the following tips on how to effectively whiten your teeth.
If your gums get sensitive after using teeth whitening strips, look for a similar product that does not need to be applied for as long. Look for a product that you can apply for less than an hour even if it takes you a few additional weeks to get results.
Strips for whitening your teeth are readily available over the counter and are also fairly inexpensive. You simply need to place the strip on your teeth, then leave it there for a specified time period as it cleans and whitens your teeth. In spite of their popularity, whitening strips are not as efficient as advertised.
Try to carry a mini toothbrush with you for those times when you eat sugar based, sticky sweets. Sugary foods will stick to teeth, and cause staining if they are not removed. After enjoying the sweets, brush for two or three minutes. You do not have to have toothpaste, as long as you scrub the teeth well and rinse liberally with water.
While mouthwash is great for killing germs, it may lead to tooth discoloration. Use a mouthwash that isn’t harsh and make sure it isn’t a bright color.
A simple but effective natural substance is baking soda. Mixed with water, it can help whiten your teeth. Baking soda is mildly abrasive, polishing off stains and leaving teeth whiter and extremely clean. First, run your toothbrush under some running water. Then dip it into the baking soda to get a kind of paste to brush with.
Use baking soda when you brush your teeth. Baking soda makes an effective natural method in whitening your teeth. Baking soda can make your gums feel irritated, so be sure to brush your teeth gently with it.
If your teeth are gray, whitening agents won’t help much; they work best with slightly yellowed stains. You will have to do several treatments to turn teeth that are badly stained white again.
When you use teeth whitening products, read the directions carefully and follow them exactly. Many whitening products are extremely powerful and over-exposing your mouth to them can cause real problems, such as extreme sensitivity and inflamed gums. To further protect your teeth, once you’ve finished the whitening, stay away from acidic beverages like sports drinks or sodas.
Halt whitening procedures if you get an indication that your teeth have heightened sensitivity. You might be causing damage to your teeth, and it’s best to check with your dentist before resuming any whitening treatments. Visit your dentist to get recommendations.
Now that you’ve read these tips, are you ready to hear people say that YOUR smile is perfect? When you’ve whitened your teeth, people will respect you as a different person than you were before. Apply the tips you read in this article today to start on the road to respect!