This article discusses 5 ways to whiten your teeth backed up by science so that you do not damage your teeth. There are several misleading articles written by people who are not professional dentists.
There are many non professionals who have NOT spent years studying and understanding the science behind whitening a person’s smile. Several articles about oil pulling, turmeric, baking powder and apple cider vinegar are false and misleading. They can erode your enamel which will damage your teeth in the long term.
By following the 5 ways to whiten and brighten your teeth you will not only save time but it will also save you money in the long term. Below we discuss the 5 ways to whiten your teeth quickly.
*Do Not Eat Teeth Staining Foods
The first tip to maintain a healthy white smile is to not eat food that stains your teeth such as curry, red wine, coffee/tea and cigarettes. Prevention is better than cure.
*Brush, Mouth Rinse and Floss Your Teeth Twice A Day
We are all about preventive dentistry. Maintaining a healthy smile in the long term is extremely important as it can save you a lot of time and money. Brush and floss daily and visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning. Mouth rinsing is also very important to do daily. Use a non-alcoholic mouthwash such as Colgate or Listerine’s non- alcoholic mouthwash.
*Eat Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth
Milk, yoghurt and cheese can help you maintain a healthy smile due to the calcium and vitamin D properties. It is important to eat such dairy. Chat to your dentist should you be lactose intolerant and he can advise further.
You know what they say an apple a day keeps the dentist away. Apples are like a toothbrush, chewing and biting into an apple can reduce cavity causing bacteria and increase saliva flow. Apples can gently remove plaque trapped between teeth. This is one of the most important of the 5 ways to whiten your teeth quickly.
*Use Carbamide Peroxide ( A Whitening Agent)
Carbamide is both safe and effective to use rather than hydrogen peroxide. It lessens teeth sensitivity and is safe and will not erode your enamel. Speak to your dentist about designing a teeth whitening package that will achieve a bright smile for you. Whitening agent’s if used under the supervision of the dentist will not only brighten your smile but drastically improve your confidence and quality of life.
*Visit Your Dentist Twice Yearly
The dentist is your teeth’s best friend. I mean that literally!!! Getting your teeth checked and cleaned twice yearly can make your teeth brighter. Any concerns can be addressed before decay sets in. You will end up spending a lot more if your teeth are not maintained.
Lastly, it is wise to note that most of us are not born with perfect teeth. There are many modern cosmetic dental procedures in 2021 that can enhance and brighten your smile. This is the quickest way to whiten your teeth quickly.
Chat to your dentist and he might be able to straighten your teeth quickly without braces or replace missing teeth permanently with dental implants.
Below is a recent patient that underwent a cosmetic dental procedure to whiten and brighten her smile.
Tuscany approached Silver Oaks Dental Clinic after researching for several months over the internet on smile makeover options. She decided to get a smile makeover to improve her confidence as she spoke face to face with many customers on a daily basis.
Dr Huson’s solution for her teeth included a combination of our famous teeth whitening treatment, crown lengthening and dental veneers.
In order to show a more prominent smile Tuscany had crown lengthening done. Teeth whitening and dental veneers removed her stained teeth and brightened up her beautiful smile.
Tuscany was extremely happy with the outcome. Her treatment gave her a more trendy, youthful appearance similar to celebrities like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. We are so grateful to have been a part of her journey and feel honoured to be helping people change their lives and improve their quality of life.
Dental veneers start from R5500 per tooth and can go up to R8500 per tooth.