Sometimes it can seem like adding another beauty or health routine to your to-do list will simply throw you over the edge. If you have been considering whitening your teeth or simply touching them up by getting surface stains off of them, but fear that you simply just don’t have the time, try these easy and effective whitening tricks to get you a whiter and brighter smile.
- Switch Out the Toothpaste
If you have been using just traditional over-the-counter toothpaste with fluoride then simply switch it out for an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste. Containing ingredients likes hydrogen peroxide, whitening toothpastes are the perfect way to rid your teeth of surface stains caused by things like coffee and tea. Plus, because the whitening agents in whitening toothpastes are fairly mild, you won’t have to worry about tooth sensitivity.
- Reach for the apple
An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but also helps to get your teeth whiter as well. Containing malic acid, an ingredient that helps to naturally whiten your teeth, apples are the perfect way to scrub your teeth clean and rid them of nasty food and beverage causing stains.
- Chewing Gum
Did you know that one of the best and easiest ways to whiten your teeth is to encourage the production and flow of saliva? By chewing sugar-free gum multiple times a day, you can help to encourage the production of saliva which will then work to wipe your teeth clean and give them a cleaner, brighter look.
- Whitening Strips
You’ve seen them advertised on TV for years, whitening strips are a great way to rid your teeth of surface stains in a very short amount of time. And the best part? You can whiten on the go. In fact, you can even put your whitening strips on your teeth before you head off to an early morning meeting or on your way home from work at night. All you have to do is make sure you have clean teeth and then simply apply the whitening strips across your teeth. Leave the strips on for the allotted amount of time, and voila! A whiter smile without all of the added fuss.
As you can see, there are a number of ways that you can whiten your teeth on the go without having to add another thing to your list. To learn more, contact a Centennial Dental Center today!