Everyone dreams of achieving that beautiful Hollywood smile. Your teeth are an important part of your overall beauty and with pearly white teeth you can stand out in the crowd and brighten the day of everyone you meet. So how is it possible to make those teeth sparkle and shine? There are many ways of improving your smile, whether it be through professional treatments or at-home remedies. Anyone can look in the mirror and be happy with the results that they see. These simple beauty tips below will help glam up that gorgeous grin in no time. (Image by Pulicciano)
Brush after Eating or Drinking
While it may not always be convenient, brushing regularly is the best way to maintain a white and bright smile. This is especially important if you drink coffee on a regular basis or are a smoker, as staining results from these habits. If you choose to drink coffee and/or smoke, the best thing to do is to have your teeth cleaned every 3 months, or better yet to truly enhance your beauty, quit both altogether. You can do it.
Flossing is a must to keep teeth glowing. It will keep plaque from growing on teeth and therefore prevent staining.
Professional Tooth Whitening
With the popularity of tooth whitening growing in the media, most dental offices nowadays offer many professional treatments, both in-office and take-home, that will guarantee an instantly brighter smile. Many offices offer different types of services promising rapid and long-lasting whitening options that are healthy and beneficial for patients of any age, tooth color, race, or gender.
Coconut Oil Pulling
Along with the many other benefits that it provides, the latest craze surrounding coconut oil is that it cleans and whitens your teeth. All you have to do is put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes each day, brushing your teeth immediately after. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it’s beneficial for your gums as well. It also keeps breath fresh throughout the day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known as a health and beauty product that helps to remove stubborn stains on the teeth if used consistently and for at least a month. It has even been said that gargling apple cider vinegar each morning causes your teeth to look they they’ve been professionally cleaned. After washing with apple cider vinegar be sure to brush with a non-fluoride toothpaste or thoroughly rinse out your mouth, as it is known to break down tooth enamel over time.
Sugar Free Gum
Sugar free gum that is made from the natural sweetener, Xylitol, has been known to decrease bacteria forming plaque, which will result in less staining and whiter teeth. It may also help stimulate the flow of saliva and keep stains from settling in between teeth.
There are many ways to avoid the downfalls of stained teeth. While some yellowing will naturally occur over time, if you stay away from sodas, coffee, tea red wine, and tobacco, you will notice less stains on your teeth than if you choose to imbibe in these habits. You can look forward to whiter teeth and enhanced natural beauty by utilizing the suggested techniques and visiting the dentist regularly for consultations. You want to be satisfied with your appearance so be sure to follow these tips to get that smile up to par!
A graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Perlman, co-founder of NYC Smile Spa, has established himself as an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry. His specialties include Relaxation Dentistry and the practice of Single Tooth Anesthesiology, known better as The Wand, which he, along with his partner Dr. Michael Krochak, perfected at NYC Smile Spa. Dr. Perlman focuses on improving and maintaining the dental health of his many patients using proven tactics that make their visits positive experiences, thus ensuring that they will return regularly for exams and procedures.