When you are walking down a store aisle of yesteryear or walking outside and see a friend from a distance, one of the things that we are most excited to see are smiles. It is naturally the first thing that is done in our culture and along with that comes the look of the teeth beneath the smile. We are conscious of the looks of others and subconsciously we actually can see the friendliness of that smile go away with a not to a bright smile. That is based on a lot of different things, but the truth is that a yellow-toothed smile can actually end up making you look and seem more unfriendly. It can also have many other stereotypes give along with it, but the fact is that people judge you. So I want to make sure that we are doing what we can to seem how we actually feel when we great others. This is why I want to go over a few things that can be done to keep our smiles bright and teeth white.
The looks of our teeth actually end up being a variety of different things. But many people like to start with what can be done in their daily dental routine first to brighten their smile. The ADA suggests that we actually brush our teeth twice a day with a high in fluoride toothpaste. This actually has something to do with things that can help cause your yellow smile, but generally does not help brighten your smile at all. Now brushing and protecting your teeth with a high in fluoride toothpaste is a great thing and helps to keep food and drinks from breaking down your enamel and causing yellowing. So it is really important to make sure you are brushing twice a day for that protection from further yellowing.
One thing you can add to your dental routine is that you should substitute one brushing or add in another brushing with a whitening toothpaste. I added an extra brushing in my daily schedule as to not harm my teeth in any way but to make sure they were fully protected. So for my night brushing, I put a whitening toothpaste in my schedule. What I decided to do was to go with a natural toothpaste. It is a charcoal paste that is proven to whiten your teeth over time. The benefit of this to me was that it was not a paste that would cause sensitive teeth. I have had sensitivity issues with whitening devices in the past and really didn’t want to experience that pain in my life again simply for brighter teeth. The charcoal toothpaste has helped brighten my smile and not cause me pain.
There are also tooth whitening strips that most people can buy quickly and get a super bright smile within a few weeks for less than 100 dollars. It is a really good process for bright smiles and in a fast amount of time. What I found for myself was that my teeth do not like them. My teeth get really sensitive and lots of pain ended up happening. So this is not my favorite way to a bright smile, but It did work very well.
I hope these tips help you with a brighter smile!