Getting the Smile of Your Dreams!


These days, it seems that just about everyone is whitening their teeth. Why has teeth whitening become so popular? It's a quick and easy way to take years off of your face and enhance your overall appearance! It is important to do all that you can in order to help your newly whitened teeth staying nice and pearly – this article will describe some of the methods you can use to keep your teeth as white as possible!

The method that seems to be the most immediate and effective at whitening teeth – procedures done in your dentist's office – is also the most expensive. Office whitening procedures can cost several hundred dollars although you will see results almost right away, the high price keeps many people away. A less expensive option is to get a custom tray of your teeth made through your dentist and use whitening gel in the trays at home. This option can take several days. You can also purchase brush on whitening products and whitening strips at your local grocery store.

Darker colored beverages like tea and soda can often stain your teeth and cause your teeth to look yellow over time. The bad news for those of you who are coffee drinkers is that coffee can contribute to a yellowish appearance, as well. If you simply cannot do without your morning cup of coffee, try drinking it through a straw to minimize the contact that it makes with your teeth. Cigarettes likewise can make your teeth look yellow many long time smokers have yellow teeth.

Your mom was right – it is important to brush your teeth twice daily, once in the morning and once again at night. Aside from promoting good gum and tooth health, as well as keeping bad breath at bay, brushing your teeth regularly will help them stay white. Make sure to brush for at least two minutes, and avoid pushing down on your toothbrush, which can cause your gums to recede over time. Many people report that electric toothbrushes are more effective at reaching those hard to reach places in your mouth and do a better job at removing tarter and plaque. You can purchase an electric toothbrush these days for just a few dollars at your local grocery store.

Many people use whitening toothpaste to help their teeth maintain that ‘just whitened' look. You can purchase such tooth paste through your dentist or at your local grocery store for just a few bucks. As the whitening craze has spread, an increasing number of products are marketed as helping your teeth stay white, ranging from dental floss to mouthwash. You can also buy whitening strips to use as maintenance if your smile starts losing some of its luster.

A whiter smile looks healthier and younger – it's no wonder that just about everyone seems to have jumped on the whitening craze! You have a variety of options available to you, and there are several steps you can take to maintain your ‘just whitened' look!

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