Not all of us are blessed with perfect teeth. In fact, it’s probably fair to say most of us aren’t. There are a few DIY jobs you can do to make that smile shine a little brighter though, and it needn’t cost too much.
Stains on your teeth can remain there, and they get worse as you age, so it’s good to try and avoid them. For deep stains you need to visit the dentist, but for the more superficial ones you could try and lessen them at home. Web MD has the rundown on a few home remedies that you can try.
Basically, anything that can stain a white cotton T-shirt can stain do the same to your teeth. The usual suspects are coffee and tea, but dark fizzy drinks, juices and candies can do damage too.
If you can’t afford expensive cosmetic dentistry, then pop into the chemist. Tooth-whitening strips are widely available and will help get rid of stains on your teeth. These thin strips are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. If you wear them a few minutes a day for a week or s0, you will start to see the results within a week. The handy thing about these strips is that they are so easy to use. You could also get your hands on one of the bleaching kits if you prefer. These can involve making up a mixture and applying it onto your teeth. This is a more effective method, but a bit more work too.
If you prefer to stick with a more natural and old fashioned method, simply put some baking soda on a toothbrush and brush gently. Chew sugarless gum or munch on fruit and veg to get the saliva going, this will neutralise the acids that decay your teeth too, alongside washing away potential stains.
Ths list of options to clean up your teeth includes superdentists, the local chemist, or that pot of baking soda. Why not start simple with some soda and apple munching? You can always up the ante if you want better results. Start small and work up to that wonderful smile.