The best home teeth whitening methods may be as easy as changing a few habits. The best methods are cost-efficient, painless, effective and easy to do at home.
Practising Good Oral Hygiene
Having good oral hygiene can help to make and keep your teeth whiter while preventing cavities. First, you must brush your teeth at least twice a day. A toothpaste with fluoride is best, unless your dentist specifies otherwise. Make sure to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. You should floss once a day as well.
Foods That Stain
Limit your intake of foods and beverages that are known to cause discolouration, such as wine, soda, tea, coffee, acidic drinks and berries. Another culprit — and a favorite food of many families — is tomato sauce of any kind, including pizza and spaghetti sauce.
Avoiding Tobacco Use
If you smoke or use smokeless tobacco, you should consider options to help quit, because tobacco stains your pearly whites and poses serious risks to the overall health of your body. Smokeless tobacco products, such as chewing or dipping tobacco, will stain your teeth even more as they come into physical contact with them. Moreover, smokeless tobacco can cause oral, esophageal and pancreatic cancer. Additionally, the South African Dental Association confirms that tobacco cessation reduces the risk for oral cancers, periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Routine Dental Check-ups
You should see your dentist every 6 months for a regular dental exam and a preventive cleaning appointment. This will help keep your mouth healthy, and the removal of plaque and other staining substances during the cleaning will also make your teeth look whiter.
The best home teeth whitening methods are natural solutions for preventing tooth discolouration in addition to treatments recommended by dental professionals.