Everybody likes to have healthy teeth, isn’t that so? That’s why we go to regular dental appointments and try to keep our gums, mouth and teeth perfectly healthy at all times. What about the looks of our teeth, though? Don’t we all want them to be beautiful too, in addition to being healthy? As long as today’s beauty standards are relevant, and I believe that those will be relevant for a long time to come, we will all wish for our smiles to be perfect.
What is it you need for a perfect smile? I’d say that you need to be happy in the first place, but there’s one more thing that plays a crucial role here. You need your teeth to be white. Most of us don’t have the luxury of having them naturally white, meaning that we will have to resort to certain teeth whitening methods in order to get the confident smile we want and deserve.
Have you ever looked at someone, say a celebrity, and wondered what it is they do in order to have a perfect smile like that? Since I have mentioned celebrities, let me ask you one question. Do you really believe that you need to be filthy rich in order to have perfect, white teeth and a gorgeous smile? If that’s what you believe, then I have some good news for you.
Strong Will Is All You Need
The good news is that you are wrong. You don’t need to be extremely rich in order to achieve this. All it takes is strong will and determination and, of course, some financial investment if you really want to find an effective and swift whitening solution. There are a lot of whitening methods that you can resort to nowadays, but the truth is that none of those will be effective if you don’t really put in the effort to do things the right way.
Fortunately, none of these methods require you to put in huge amounts of effort. Plus, none of these are painful. I suppose that pain was your first thought when teeth were mentioned, so let me assure you that pain has nothing to do with whitening methods. Strong will, however, does, because all the whitening measures that need to be taken require you to be consistent and determined enough to go through the process without giving up.
If you hear someone talk about how a certain method wasn’t as successful as they wanted it to be, make sure to inquire about their own fault in such results. Sure, there are a lot of products out there claimed to have the whitening effect but without actually bringing any results, but there are also a lot of great ones and the truth is that users are also responsible both for the success and the failure that they get with these products. In other words, it is eventually all up to you.
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So, before you decide to use any particular whitening method or product, make sure that you actually have the will to go through the process without giving it all up once you are half-way there. It’s pretty easy for people to lose their will and determination after a while, but that’s really not what should happen when your teeth are in question. After all, you do want to get that perfect smile, don’t you?
Once you realize that your will is strong enough and that you are actually determined to go through the whole process and get the smile you want, it’s time to start looking into the whitening methods, tips and tricks. I’ll give you a few of those tips and get you acquainted with some of the methods in the rest of this article, so keep reading to find out how to get the smile that you have been dreaming about. Let us start with the most obvious solution of them all.
Get A Whitening Toothpaste
When you start thinking about whitening your teeth, toothpaste is probably the first product that crosses your mind. That’s completely normal, since it’s something we use every day in order to clean our teeth. Regular toothpaste can only do so much when cleaning is in question. This doesn’t mean that you should give it up. Quite on the contrary, it means that you should take your brushing to the next level by introducing the whitening toothpaste to your daily routine.
These toothpastes usually have a combination of ingredients that are perfectly mixed together in order to remove the stains from your teeth. Some people tend to get worried, thinking that these toothpastes can be harmful for their dental health, but that’s definitely not the case. In fact, these are definitely good for your oral hygiene. So, whitening toothpaste is certainly one of the most common and healthiest methods for getting that smile you want. If you want to hear about some more natural methods, I suggest you go here.
These toothpastes come with some other benefits as well. For starters, they can prevent tooth decay and some of them are formulated to be perfectly safe for children. Make sure to always check that with a dentist, though, because some of these toothpastes should definitely not be used by kids. The price is another important benefit of these products, because they are inexpensive and can be afforded by everyone.
Use Electric Toothbrushes
Manual vs. electric has always been the most important question when it comes to toothbrushes. Some people prefer the idea of being in complete control and using their own strength and force in order to brush the way they want, while others recognize the advantages of these electric devices and claim that they are much better at cleaning our teeth. I am going to have to side with those who speak in favor of electric toothbrushes.
Research has shown that these are much more effective when it comes to removing the surface stains from our teeth. When you think about it closely, it’s perfectly logical that these have a much more powerful impact and that they can play a huge part in the teeth whitening process. The simple fact is that electric will always beat manual in cases like these, so I suggest you stop resisting it. Doing the right thing for your smile starts with using the right tools and an electric toothbrush is certainly one of those right tools.
These offer better protection against tooth decay than manual toothbrushes and research has shown that there are no side effects of these products. In other words, they pose no threat to your oral health. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is not to over-brush, because that can have a negative impact on your gums. I’m pretty sure, though, that you will get the hang of it rather quickly.
Try A Whitening Gel
Gels are another common and rather popular whitening option. These are said to be rather effective, but remember that you will need to be consistent. I suppose there’s no need for me to go back to the whole “strong will and determination” story again, because you have probably realized how important it is for you to be consistent with your overall oral hygiene as well as the whitening methods.
Sure, this is not the natural “white your teeth at home” method, but let’s face it – we all need something more from time to time and the natural methods don’t always work. Don’t worry, though, just because this gel isn’t something you can find at home, it doesn’t mean that it is harmful for you. Quite on the contrary, these are also great for your oral hygiene.
Now, it’s important for you to learn how these are used. There are two different methods to try out. You can either apply the gel over your teeth with a brush, or you can use a whitening tray. These trays look like mouth-guards and they are usually used once or twice a day. It would be best to get a custom one that will fit your mouth perfectly, so that it isn’t uncomfortable when you are using it.
The advantage of this method is that the ingredients that can whiten your teeth can reach every single part and not only the front one. It can even get in between teeth and it is highly unlikely that you can make this happen with toothpaste and a brush. All of that leads to a completely natural-looking and beautiful smile, which is what you were going for in the first place. On top of it all, when you use the product correctly, it won’t reach your gums, so you will get to avoid gum irritations.
Give Strips A Go
If the gel with the tray sounds like too much work, I have something easier to recommend you. I’m pretty sure that you have heard about whitening strips before and now it’s time to learn how these work. They are easier to use than the gel with the tray that I have mentioned above simply because these come pre-prepared. In other words, the strips are already coated with the gel and all you have to do is put the strip on your teeth.
These are made from flexible plastic, meaning that they can be bent in order to fit your teeth perfectly. The strips are extremely effective when it comes to removing stains because the gel contains bleach. When you buy your particular strips, make sure to check how often you will have to use them and for how long you will have to keep the strips on your teeth, because this varies from brand to brand. Usually, you will keep the strips on between half an hour and an hour, but don’t forget to check that once you buy your specific product.
There are a lot of advantages of these particular products. For starters, they are pretty easy to use and they are said to bring results within a few weeks or even days. That is rather quick, isn’t it? The only thing that you should worry about is for the gel not to come in contact with tooth decay. It would be best to start using the strips after a dental appointment, i.e. after you make sure that you don’t have any untreated cavities.
Think About Baking Soda
Now, if you want a more natural method, here’s a home remedy for you. I suppose you have heard about it at least a few times by now, but have you actually tried brushing with baking soda? True, it might sound a bit weird, but that certainly doesn’t matter if it is effective. And the truth is that it is definitely effective. So, instead on dwelling on how weird this might sound, why don’t you give it a go?
There are two different things you can do when you decide to use baking soda as a whitener. Naturally, you won’t put it directly on your brush and start cleaning. I’m not sure if that would even be possible and let alone effective, but if you are feeling adventurous, you might as well try it and let me know how it works. In the meantime, I’ll tell you about the two easier methods, and you can decide for yourself which one to use.
First of all, you can simply go shopping for toothpaste containing baking soda. It doesn’t get easier than that, does it? However, it just might happen that you cannot find what you are looking for and that’s when you’ll have to resort to a little do-it-yourself project. Don’t worry, though, it’s not difficult.
All you will have to do is mix some water with baking soda. If you put one teaspoon of baking soda, then add two teaspoons of water to the mix. Stir that a little bit and then dip your toothbrush in the whole mixture. Take the toothbrush out and start brushing. It’s really simple, isn’t it?