Do you want to start teeth whitening but you feel skeptical about how effective it is? Fortunately, this article contains many proven tips that will make it extremely easy for you to get a great, flawless smile that you can be proud of. There's no reason for you to not give it a try.
To keep your teeth looking as bright as possible, you will want to cut back on cigarettes, red wine, coffee, etc. If you can't give up your coffee and other drinks known to cause staining, you may want to consider drinking them through a straw, so these beverages don't come in contact with your teeth.
You should keep in mind that teeth whitening only works for your real, natural teeth. It will not work on any crowns, veneers, implants, or fillings you have in your mouth. So if you have a lot of these, it may not be worth the expense of trying to whiten your teeth.
Rinse your month with water after drinking coffee, tea, cola or red wine. These substances are notorious for staining teeth and the stains can be very difficult to remove. Rinsing with water will wash away any residue left on your teeth preventing the substances from having prolonged contacted with your teeth and causing stains.
Surprisingly, baking soda is almost as effective as most long term teeth whiteners and is much cheaper. Mix about two table spoons of soda to one table spoon of water to form a paste, then, brush your teeth with this paste. If you do not like the taste, substitute a mouthwash for the water.
Strawberries can serve as a teeth whitener. The malic acid in strawberries can make your teeth whiter without using harsh bleaching agents. Either make a paste from the strawberries by mashing them, and then brush the paste on your teeth, letting it sit there for 5 minutes, or rub your teeth with half of a strawberry, cut in two, as you're watching television or reading a book.
Find a teeth whitening program that fits into your life and schedule. Some require long periods of time with a gel or other device on your teeth. If you have a busy schedule with little down time, this may not work for you. Other programs require several treatments in the course of a day. Find one that works for you.
You'll be amazed how easy and quick whitening your teeth can be. Also, if you're afraid of spending too much money on something you don't need, you'll be surprised how inexpensive it is. Apply these tips to successfully achieve great results with teeth whitening and boost your self confidence and quality of life.