Most of us want our smile to look like a rapper’s car or diva’s jewelry – as shiny and dazzling as possible. Alas, the reality is that many people have yellowish, gray or brown teeth.
Discolored teeth are often attributable to poor oral health or to bad habits such as smoking. If surface stains are contributing to your teeth's discoloration, you can try using a teeth whitening toothpaste to improve their appearance.
Not sure what that entails? Then we should first examine teeth cleaning from a microscopic scale.
The silica secret: what's in whitening toothpastes?
Regular, non-whitening toothpastes are designed to help remove some surface stains as they clean teeth and improve the health of your mouth. Whitening toothpastes help make your smile brighter by removing even more surface stains.
These toothpastes typically contain more abrasive ingredients, such as silica, which scrub the surface of the teeth. Look for a whitening toothpaste such as Colgate® Visible White Toothpaste.
Once you’ve got the tools you need, it’s time to turn a beady eye on blueberries, and other foods.