Are you sick of your teeth looking stained and less than photogenic? Your teeth can have a huge impact on your confidence, so knowing how to keep them looking clean and healthy is a must. This guide can help you to create a brighter looking smile without having to spend a fortune - take a look!
Invest In A Quality Toothbrush
Sorry, but a manual toothbrush just won’t cut it anymore. It might be ok on the occasion you stay at a friend’s house or go away on a trip, but an electric toothbrush is the easiest and most convenient way to ensure the cleanest teeth possible.
The great thing about a quality toothbrush is that you barely have to do anywork - simply move the brush around your mouth and ensure you cover every tooth and surface. Some brushes will even have an app you can link to so that you can see what your brushing habits are like. If you don’t buy one with an app, then you can also find one that will alert you when it’s time to move to different areas of the mouth, and even when the toothbrush head needs to be changed.
Reduce Your Consumption Of Food And Drink That Stain
Eating and drinking foods that stain your teeth is the quickest way to get a stained smile. Try to limit your consumption of red wine, tea, and coffee, and chew gum afterwards to get rid of stains (and bad breath). In general, if something would stain a white t-shirt, it will stain your teeth.
Visit Your Dentist
You can’t avoid the dentist forever. Many people put it off due to the cost of fearing the treatments they will need, but having them addressed sooner rather than later is so important. Look for a general dentistry practice that focuses on nervous patients if you get really scared in the dentist’s chair.
Make Sure You Have A Full Routine
Brushing your teeth isn't enough; a full routine is essential for the healthiest mouth and brightest smile. Make sure you’re brushing, flossing, and using a high quality mouthwash to keep your mouth debris free. Ensure you’re doing it both morning and night, too. Your gums may bleed at first, but this is normal. You can also:
- Brush your tongue.
- Brush the roof of your mouth.
- Make sure you brush the front, top, and back of each tooth.
- Get right into your wisdom teeth if you have them.
- When using floss make sure you get in between each tooth and carefully move the floss back and forth.
- You can also buy devices designed to remove plaque that has hardened near your gums. This may be unnoticeable now, but it can become far more noticeable over time.
Use A Tongue Scraper
A tongue scraper may sound gross, but it can be especially important to use one in the morning if you want to avoid bad breath and a yellow tongue. It’ll help you to stay prepared for those pictures where you feel like sticking your tongue out, too!