Posted on: 18 December 2017
It's been calculated that people in the millennial generation will take around 25,000 photographs of themselves over a lifetime. With all these pictures floating around the web, and as people grow accustomed to the idea of being immortalised on film so much more often, it is only natural that standards people hold themselves to will change. One such example is the necessity to have a pearly-white smile. Taking great care of your teeth and having a strong oral hygiene routine in itself won't necessarily result in that bright white colour—so how exactly is this to be achieved?
Dietary & Habit Changes
Diets that are high in sugar can result in discolouration of your teeth. Everyone has seen the images of teeth that have been left in cups of fizzy drinks overnight, and coffee and tea are barely any better. Equally, smoking cigarettes will cause a slow build-up of yellow staining on the teeth. Altering these aspects of your lifestyle will enable you to maintain a brighter smile much more easily. This is not to say that you should cut out sugar entirely, but reducing the amount could be very helpful.
Forking out a few extra dollars for a toothpaste with a whitening effect can seriously help you. Just bear in mind that the toothpaste doesn't work overnight, and you won't notice a chance after one usage. It builds up over time. That being said, be sure to keep track of the changes and try different brands until you find one that works for you. You can also ask your dentist for recommendations.
One much quicker way of achieving a bright smile is to have your teeth whitened. You should ensure that you go to a dental professional for teeth whitening; although the services may be offered by beauticians and spas, the chemicals used can be dangerous, and the treatment is best performed by somebody who is absolutely guaranteed to be able to handle this. Most dentists offer tooth whitening as a service quite openly, but you can always ask for more details the next time you visit. It should be a quick procedure; you could, for example, have your teeth whitened over the course of a lunch break.
In short, the best way to keep your smile white is a combination of these things. You can have your teeth whitened to get initial strong results, and then maintain that brightness with an altered diet and careful use of a whitening toothpaste. Whatever you choose to do, speaking to your dentist will enable you to get the best recommendations personalised to you.Share