Natural and Cosmetic Ways to Whiten Your Smile
A whiter smile is desirable no matter who you are or what field you work in. So what are the options available to land a brighter smile without a lot of time or cost? Check out these natural and cosmetic dentistry solutions.
Stock Up on Fruit for Brighter Teeth
Did you know that strawberries and lemons are natural teeth whiteners? Put some lemon in your water, add strawberries to your desserts and salads or simply eat as a snack.
Pucker Up to Whiten Your Smile
Certain lipstick shades can actually accentuate yellow teeth. If you’re partial to gold and orange shades for your pucker, look instead to pink and blue-reds. They’ll make your teeth look whiter.
Edit Your Complexion for a Whiter Grin
Feel like everything about you is brighter, whiter, and fresher in the summertime? It could be because you’re sporting a tan. Whatever the season, sweeping bronzer over your face can give you that sun-kissed look and make white teeth pop.
Get Professional Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter teeth whitening will get the job done eventually, but the quickest and most effective way to brighten your smile is with a professional teeth whitening administered at your holistic dentist’s office. The high concentration of bleach in a dentist’s teeth whitening formula dissolves stains effectively and is long-lasting.
What’s staining your teeth?
Beware of Too Much At-Home Teeth Whitening
There can be too much of a good thing when it comes to teeth whitening. You may be tempted to put whitening strips on your teeth at every opportunity, but bleaching of any sort should be limited to every three months at the most. Over-whitening can damage your enamel and make it more porous, which means it’s even less resistant to future staining.
Be Wise About How You Brush
Many people think that brushing their teeth with a whitening toothpaste – and brushing hard – will get them the white results they want. An enamel-strengthening toothpaste is a better choice instead of whitening. And keep the scrubbing soft. You’re not doing your gums any favors either by scrubbing too hard.
Say Yes to Porcelain Veneers
If you want really white teeth for a really long time, look into porcelain veneers. The finish on the veneers resists staining for far longer than natural teeth, plus you get a straight, natural-looking, beautiful smile along with strong teeth.
Learn more about your tooth whitening and cosmetic dentistry options at the holistic dental office of Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky in Millburn, NJ. Make your appointment today.