If you’re on the look-out for ways to whiten teeth, follow our advice on how to keep your smile looking its best without aggressive and damaging whitening methods.
Our 5secrets to whitening your teeth will give you a lovelier smile in no time.
1. Choose the right toothpaste to whiten and protect
There’s no better way to whiten your teeth at home than brushing with the right kind of toothpaste. Brushing twice a day helps to remove plaque and keeps enamel-eroding acids at bay.
Brushing after a meal can also help remove stains (but don’t brush directly after a meal: acids from food and drink weaken tooth enamel, and this can cause it to be scrubbed away more easily). Use White Now Gold for optimal combination of instant white and stain removal: it’s three times more powerful than the original White Now. itwill make your teeth appear whiter (1) instantly and also has progressive stain-removal action.
2. Use mouthwash and floss for hard-to-reach spots
Mouthwashes don’t just give you fresher breath; they’re also an important part of your oral care routine and can actually help whiten your teeth.
Rinsing with mouthwash after brushing gives you additional protection against bacteria and acids that can lead to yellow teeth. Try using White Now Gold Mouthwash – it helps clean those hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and, like White Now toothpaste, uses Blue Light Technology to instantly (2) whiten your smile.
Flossing can also help improve your white smile, as well as keep gums healthy. Have you ever noticed dark stains gathering between your teeth? Flossing regularly can help break down plaque and whiten those problem areas that can leave your smile looking dull and dingy.
3. Smile, don’t smoke
Once you’ve managed to whiten your teeth, the trick is to keep them looking their best. That means giving up – or at least limiting – any nasty habits that might leave stains on your teeth. Yes, we’re talking about those pesky cigarettes and cigars.
Give habits like smoking and chewing tobacco the boot. Tobacco doesn’t just stain your teeth; it can also cause serious problems for your oral health and health in general.
As for e-cigarettes, these shouldn’t stain your teeth as they don’t contain tar or smoke. Nicotine is still present however, which may inhibit your ability to produce saliva. This can lead to plaque build-up and bad breath.
4. Eat yourself (and your smile) beautiful
Too many sugary foods can spell bad news for your teeth, even if they taste good. Try avoiding junk food and start aiming for a balanced diet, including plenty of vegetables: this’ll be far healthier for you and your teeth in the long run.
Be careful, though, about the amount of sugar contained in some fruits and juices – these can also give you cavities if you don’t maintain a good oral care routine. “Everything in moderation” is the key.
An extra tip if you have a sweet tooth: White Now Glossy Chic has a delicious fruity flavour, so let its vanilla notes be the perfect refresher after a meal.
5. Choose a toothbrush with superpowers
Everyone knows about whitening toothpaste, but did you know your brush can also help bring on a dazzling smile? The Pep$odent Tooth Whitening Brush with Perlite bristles lamella helps whiten teeth by removing surface stains and polishing enamel.