We all want white teeth, don’t we? If you’ve got staining on your teeth, it can make you feel insecure and avoiding a big smile due to your teeth is not the way to go. If that feel like you, it might be time to take steps towards getting your whites glowing again.
The good news is, staining is rarely untreatable. The bad news is, you may have to put a little work in to solve the problem. Here are some of the things you can do to get your mouth looking the way it should:
Get Professional Help
Your first port of call should be the professionals. They’ll be able to remove the staining and give you advice on how to avoid it happening again.
It’s also important that you visit your dentist. Long-term staining can cause weakness and damage to your teeth. If things have gone too far, your dentist may recommend that you get dental veneers. While they may not be what you had in mind, it’s one way to get the white teeth you’re imagining.
Look After Your Teeth (duh)
After you’ve paid for the privilege of white teeth, it’s important you keep on top of a good dental care routine. Don’t let your money go to waste by letting things slip! Do everything possible to help your teeth look their best. Make sure you’re brushing for long enough and make sure that you floss in those hard to reach gaps. Your hygienist should have pointed out problem patches, so pay particular attention to those areas.
Cut Out Things That Stain
Smoking, coffee, and red wine can majorly increase the amount of staining on your teeth. Try to stop these habits to make sure your staining doesn’t return. If you can’t cut them out, at least make sure to brush your teeth after indulging in these behaviors. Though your teeth will stain again after a while, this will at least halt the damage. Take a picture of your teeth as they are when they aren’t stained. The picture may act as an incentive to help you cut out bad behaviors!
Get The Right Products
Getting the right products is another way to help keep staining at bay. There are many whitening products out there, but at least make sure you’re using a whitening toothpaste! It may also be worth investing in an electric toothbrush. That way, you can be certain you’re getting the best clean possible.
Also think about investing in the right flossing equipment. It’s often between teeth that staining starts. A brush can’t do much about that!
*This article was contributed.