Do you have stained teeth? Have your teeth become discolored? Are you too self-conscious to smile openly? On the occasions that you do smile, for fear of people seeing the color of your teeth, do you find yourself keeping your lips tightly closed? The good news is that there are quite a few ways to make your smile lovelier. Teeth whitening is no longer just for dentists anymore. There are many ideas that will help you improve your smile, making it brighter, right at home. By implementing the tips in this article you will be able to improve your smile and make it brighter.
Quit smoking immediately. Quit if you already do. Your teeth are probably discolored by the nicotine in your cigarettes Your teeth can quickly tell your secret obsession with cigarettes by their color. The best treatment is to quit smoking. Smoking is also bad for your lungs. Your cosmetic health suffers too. There are no benefits to smoking. Don't start smoking if you don't already and you want to keep a white smile. The use of hydrogen peroxide in oral care is quite widespread. This isn't the solution that is sold in clear bottles, but in brown bottles. There are many treatments hydrogen peroxide is used for in the home including sterilization and cleaning of wounds. It is an excellent solution to fight against cavities and reduce the likelihood of infection when used as a mouthwash, which can be made by mixing equal parts of hydrogen peroxide with water. It works as an excellent teeth whitener when it is simply brushed on. Be careful that you mix the hydrogen peroxide and water correctly and do not ever swallow the mixture. After using the solution, ensure you wash your mouth out properly. This stuff is great for killing infections and whitening teeth but it will wreak havoc on your internal system.
Another option is professional cosmetic dentistry, but only if you have tried absolutely everything to brighten your smile and nothing has worked. If you are that embarrassed by your smile, you could consider having veneers put on. Dentures and implants require a total and permanent commitment, yet veneers are just as effective at making your smile more beautiful and do not require the same level of commitment. They can be removed at a later date if it is required. You should only turn to cosmetic dentistry as the final option and only if have a healthy mouth. It can't replace good oral hygiene and regular dental care.
Many methods of whitening your teeth are inexpensive and few actually require a medical professional. While it is true that you can, if you can afford it, have your teeth whitened professionally, there are also steps that you can take at home. Is there a reason you are settling for a discolored smile when you have it within your power to change it to bright shiny white? The fact is, a white smile is a healthy smile!