If you’re constantly hiding your smile because you’re afraid to show your stained teeth, whitening
can help restore your confidence. Your smile is one of the first features people notice about you, and
you want to be able to flash your pearly whites without feeling self-conscious. The good news is —
from do-it- yourself natural tips to in-office whitening procedures — there are many options available
to help you get whiter teeth.
Start Snacking on Crunchy Produce
Brushing and flossing are two of the best ways to prevent stains and keep your teeth looking white,
but what you eat also has a big impact on your teeth. Eating naturally abrasive, crunchy produce —
such as apples, carrots and celery — can help remove some of the stains that are discoloring your
teeth. So keep crunchy produce on hand as a healthy snack, and keep your teeth whiter at the same
Avoid Foods and Drinks That Stain Teeth
If you want whiter teeth, make sure you’re avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. It’s
especially important to avoid these foods and drinks if you’ve recently used whitening products or
had an in-office whitening treatment. Dark berries, marinara sauce, red wine, sodas and coffee can all stain teeth. Energy drinks contain acids that can erode teeth and cause stains. If you must have these foods and drinks, rinse your mouth well after consuming them. Additionally, using a straw when
drinking beverages that may stain teeth can give you some extra protection.
The key to whiter teeth may be in the toothpaste aisle. While routine visits to your dentist for regular cleanings are essential, using a whitening toothpaste can help keep teeth whiter and brighter on a daily basis. Quality whitening toothpastes can gently scrub away stains, and they are a perfect option to use between whitening treatments or dental cleanings. Be careful that some toothpastes are overly abrasive and can contain chemicals deemed harmful. Look for certified organic whitening toothpaste like Essential Oxygen Organic BR Toothpaste and if you’re not sure what whitening toothpastes are safe for your teeth, ask your dentist for a recommendation.
Try Whitening Rinses or Gel Trays (and Skip the Strips)
Skip those whitening strips you see at the store. Some dentists believe that the strips don’t distribute whitening ingredients evenly on your teeth. Since your teeth tend to be darker near your gum line, strips usually don’t reach these spots, which means you probably won’t get the results you want. Whitening gel trays and rinses are a better option, because they distribute whitening ingredients evenly over teeth. You can find over-the- counter options, like Organic Brushing Rinse which gently whitens or your dentist may provide whitening gel trays that offer even better results, since trays can be customized to fit your mouth.
Consider In-Office Whitening
There are plenty of home whitening remedies to try and multiple over-the- counter whitening
options. However, if you really want the best whitening results, consider in-office whitening at your
dentist’s office. In-office whitening is safe and offers the best results, quickly. Most patients enjoy
teeth that are three to eight shades brighter than before, and these results can’t be achieved with
over-the- counter kits. Talk to your dentist to find out if in-office whitening is a good choice for you.
Rajan Sharma, DDS
An expert in dental health, Dr. Sharma created EON Clinics to provide the highest quality of dental
implant care. Under his care and guidance, EON Clinics has become a leader in the industry.
More info: https://www.eonclinics.com/