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‘You’ll find life is still worthwhile if you just smile!’ ~ Charlie Chaplin
Ahh the winning smile; a smile that can melt your heart or bring you falling to your knees in love and can even pull an audience into sitting up straighter and listen more closely.
Smiling brings about so much joy and can change someone’s day, a smile and a cheery good morning can brighten anyone’s mood and you’ll never know it may be the only kindness a person can experience in their day.
It was Mother Theresa who famously once said, ‘we shall never know all the good we can do with a simple smile’.
The dictionary says it is to ‘form one’s features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed’ but more than it’s not just what it is, but what it can do.
Smiling is up there with the biggest stress busters there are, proven to reduce stress and create positivity by stimulating the brain’s reward mechanisms. In fact, not even chocolate can raise as much positivity in our brains and that is saying something! In short smiling makes our brain feel good and radiates a positive energy to those around us.
There is an outdated theory that a smile can make you weak, but how can it really make you weak if you can use it to light up a room, or brighten someone else’s day?
Another ancient smiling theory floating about is that women smile more than men with no explanation attached to this statement we wonder if it is because that in general women spend more time with children whose default is to smile and women spend a lot of time with each other. What do you think? Please leave your comments below.
It is not documented but either way we believe at Star Whitening that smiling is for everyone!
Conjure up in your minds eye the perfect smile and what comes to mind?
Is it the model in a close up photoshoot for a glossy magazine or your favourite celebrities being interviewed on the red carpet flashing a dazzling white smile displaying perfectly straight white teeth?
Some of the most famous smiles in the media are so infectious, who can help but smile along with Julia Roberts and her wide beaming white smile, or Cameron Diaz, Dwayn Johnson (the Rock)?
One of the most famous smiles worldwide is that of the smile on the Mona Lisa, could this be why the painting is so popular?
Julia Roberts is quoted as saying ‘it isn’t about the smile, it’s about what is behind the smile!’
The smile is reflected in the eyes, it brings a sense of contentment, happiness, confidence, and an ease of being. Quite simply the smile is one of the most important aspects of social behaviour and can give off many messages; the nervous smile, the fake smile, the genuine smile, the smile of pure joy, one of laughter and smiling even through sadness.
Smiling is not something to be ignored as the psychological benefits list is long and full of feel good positives.
Feeling good is all about smiling as it triggers the brain and body connection in the left frontal cortex of our brains and this is where are happiness is stored! This is even scientifically proven with a study called the FACS – Facial Action Coding System – where your face’s 42 muscles flex and moves are measured.
Your face can make 5000 different expressions and each one has a different effect on the brain to body connection. Smiling uses just 14 of these muscles but has the most positive influence on our emotional state of mind!
The basics really are rudimental in how you go about taking care of your oral health, are you giving those pearly whites what they truly deserve?
At the very least brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes is a must, using floss between meals and keeping fresh with mouth wash.
Two trips a year to your dentist to sort out any problems are also a must, and we all know no matter how fearful we may be of our dentist that prevention of disease is better than sorting out the problem once it has hit.
Dentists get such a bad rap with 80%* of Britain’s population terrified of going to see a dentist but let’s face it we use our teeth for a lot of chewing and leave them wide open for attacks from sugar, tea and coffee as well as alcohol consumption, they help shape our faces and without them we would have trouble talking too!
Have you thought about gum health? Our gums are what keep our teeth strong and can easily fall foul of gum disease, but it is good to know it is preventable. Flossing every day helps stop that build up of plague, see a hygienist for the ultimate clean, and obviously do not smoke.
What goes into our mouths can help our teeth too. Teeth need calcium to keep them strong so calcium rich foods like milk and yoghurts are great. Our teeth also need vitamin C and we can get these from eating tomatoes, melon, carrots and apples. Simple oral health basics will help you go a long way to perfecting your smile.
We must not neglect our mouths either! Gently brush your lips to exfoliate them with a toothbrush or a lip scrub then use a balm to moisturise them as often as you can remember! Don’t forget to drink water! Rehydrating yourself will plump up those luscious lips instead of a flat dehydrated look!
Once the basics are all part of your routine you are good to smile away unless you are self conscious your teeth have discoloured due to age or consumption of too many foods that stain. Then the teeth whitening route could be for you.
This is a hugely popular trend at the moment as it brightens the duller smile and gives the impression that a person has a good deal of self respect and points to a healthy lifestyle. There are a lot of whitening options to choose from.
Life has a habit of making us ‘weighted down’ and we can often forget to smile as we carry around all the to do lists, worries and work with us. When we are children, we find the joy in almost everything and smiling is a huge part of our day but as an adult we lose that joy but did you know that smiling can be relearnt?
One famous model that is a go to for smiling tips is Tyra Banks and she also coined the term to ‘smize’ which is to smile with the eyes as well as the mouth to radiate a more genuine smile.
She is right, just using the orbicularis oris (mouth muscles) with give you the social smile but add in the orbicularis oculi (eye muscles) and ta da you have a genuine smile that will light up your face! Tyra is also quoted as saying, ‘A smile is the most important thing you will ever wear!’ We agree!
There is a lot of talk the genuine and fake smiles, but whichever smile is on any persons face the sentiment behind it is always kind even if you are smiling to say hello to someone you don’t know as you are being polite and kind or smiling to say thank you to your dentist – you didn’t want to go but the dentist will have sorted out your teeth for you!
Whatever the cause of the smile you can guarantee the result is that our wellbeing is lifted.
Find a mirror and relax all those facial muscles (there are a whopping 42 of them so rub your cheeks a little to make sure they are relaxed) and your shoulders too. Think of something that brings you joy.
Widen your eyes and raise your eyebrows a little and pulling the corners of you mouth upwards start to smile flashing some teeth to make it more genuine. Practice daily and soon it will come naturally and the more you practice the more you smile without thinking and voila you have perfected a winning smile!
One final thought on smiling, Phyllis Diller, a ground breaking American comedian and actress once said, ‘a smile is a curve that sets everything straight’ and there is not a truer fact! Smile and the world smiles with you.
We would love to hear your comments so please feel free to have your say below:)
How to get a good smile and why it’s worth having one
Smiling is contagious; it can really brighten up anyone’s day, and it is the first thing people notice when they meet you and holds a myriad of benefits.
Life is like a mirror, and we get the best out of life when we smile. Smiling is one of the unique aspects of a human beings and the best way to show your mood because a good smile radiates joy, excitement, confidence, health, pleasure and vitality.
Smiling is the best way of expressing your mood. It is a way of saying how you feel about someone or certain things. It is a way of expressing that care, love and friendship that others will recognise as something that comes from the heart.
There are many reasons why people smile. There is this saying that smiling makes you live longer because it leads to healthier and happier living. Smiling also reduces stress, makes you relax and improves lifespan. It is the best therapy for depression because giving someone the sweetest smile will ease their problems too.
In fact, it takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 muscles to smile, so therefore it makes it a lot easier on yourself to keep smiling:)
Smiling also is known to strengthen our immune systems. It is the best therapy for fast healing, among other things. When we smile, it takes less energy on our faces and helps us look younger. However, the positive energy we generate far exceeds frowning.
It makes us attractive. People naturally get attracted to us when we smile. Have you ever seen someone who just has a natural smile all the time? There is always an attraction to want to naturally be around that person
There is a physical attraction factor linked to smiling. Smile is a beautiful power with which we use to draw people to ourselves. To have people around and to keep more friends, smiling is essential.
Smiling elevates our mood. No matter how you feel at a particular time, if you put up a smile, there is a significant chance that your mood will change for the better. People can be tricky to help elevate your mood when you smile because the act of smiling activates neural messaging in their brain. Smiling makes us stay positive. It is hard to get depressed anytime you smile and if something negative comes to mind. It helps us to stay away from worries, depression, and stress.
There are many options to get a better smile, but we will be considering just a few procedures for perfect pearly whites.
Teeth whitening is the act of using a chemical treatment to lighten the colour of your teeth alongside the use of a laser machine to activate the chemicals. Having whiten teeth encourages ones to smile to look clean, bright and fresh. Treatments can be booked easily online here.
Our teeth can get stained or even darken quite a bit from the types of drink and food we consume, or whether we smoke. But teeth whitening can help brighten a person’s teeth and can be achieved quickly as well as being very affordable.
Many business owners across the UK also recognise that this is a booming market and so offer teeth whitening as a main business or an extension of their existing products and services.
Business owners looking to start up their own teeth whitening business can do so here.
If you are thinking of how to get a better smile, consider veneers. Veneers are used to repair chipped teeth to bring a brighter, better shape and natural appearance to old worn and discoloured teeth.
If you are looking for veneers then please contact us here.
Having braces will help to straighten out crooked teeth, chewing comfort, bites, and basically help line up a person’s jaw. It puts pressure on the teeth in order to straighten and provide a better smile.
What puts quite a lot of people off is the time scale someone needs to have braces in for. This can range up to 2 years, although, once the straightening effect has worked then the results can be really worth it.
Teeth whitening is a great treatment to have once the braces have been removed.
As we mentioned a nice smile makes an excellent first impression.
It is the first thing people notice about you when they meet you the first time. It is one of the most remembered attributes of someone after a first-time meeting.
You can be seen as a person with low self-esteem, embarrassed about their teeth or even something to hide when you try purposely cover up your teeth. A confident and brighter smile makes a person feel self-confident and more acceptable to look at and in a strange way take more seriously.
It makes people see you as a happy, friendly, intelligent, and a trustworthy person. This is why you need to invest in your smile because it can tell so much about you. For example, if you concentrated on improving your smile then you would find yourself purposefully showing it off.
People feel embarrassed and are less confident about themselves when they notice stains and dis-colouration on their teeth. It makes them feel pretty unpleasant and as mentioned reduces their self-esteem. But that is not the case with people with whitened teeth. A whiten teeth bring about a brighter smile that boosts your confidence.
A bright and orthodontically aligned smile has a lifelong and positive effect that dramatically boosts your confidence.
A whiter smile will also keep your teeth healthier.
Whiter teeth improve your dental health and transform the way you care about your smiles. By investing and improving your smile, you will be motivated to also maintain and keep it that way.
By this, you have to stay on top of home care by flossing regularly, brushing, and have hygiene appointments to keep up on any take-home whitening treatment and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.
When you smile more and more it makes you feel great about your teeth. People who smile more frequently live longer and happier lives. Smiling more is linked to reducing stress and anxiety, lower heart rate, strengthening the immune system, and increased endorphins release.
A good smile radiates joy, excitement, confidence, health, and vitality. The way you smile plays a vital role in your happiness and longevity. It reflects your personality and you end up oozing with confidence. A happy mind reflects a cheerful personality which will attract attention.
Smiling positively affects your mood, releases tension, influences health to relieve stress, and helps give you a more fulfilled life.
If you want to live the best in life and stay healthy and confident, then ensure you do all you can to have the best smile!
We would love to hear your comments and what you have to say. Please feel free to have your say and we will publish them below.
teeth whitening training provided with our business packages
Enjoying a dazzling white smile is what can really make a great first impression and is seen as one of the first areas a person engages with when in conversation. This is one of the reasons teeth whitening business training and this particular type of teeth whitening treatment is booming in the UK.
Having a nice white smile shows that a person takes cares of themselves and wants to keep themselves young, attractive and looking their absolute best.
In fact, 32% of Brits want whiter teeth and 66% have actively considered teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening has really become popular in recent years from celebrities to business people and those who are interested in self preservation.
The technology and laser machines available now on the market has become so good its been modernised, simplified and upgraded to suit the average person.
The treatment is no longer hugely expensive as days gone by, but is now considered to be extremely affordable. It’s very easy to book teeth whitening treatment and we help businesses all across the UK generate customer leads in their area as well as Essex, London and Kent.
It’s no longer just for the rich and famous who can really afford to spend lots of money on cosmetic teeth whitening procedures, it’s become so accessible for everyone. This is great news!
Teeth whitening comes in many ways from home kits to dental clinics to beauty salons. There’s lots of opportunities out there in the market, however knowing what works best at a price within budget is key. With our teeth whitening business packages we can help you get started in your area.
Our goal at Star Whitening is to provide the ultimate in customer service with our business package treatments. We offer teeth whitening business training and courses that are really interactive and can be provided remotely as well as in person.
We aim to equip our business package buyers with everything they need to know about teeth whitening.
We’ll help you set up you teeth whitening business
When you enrol on our training course which is open to everyone, we will teach you the tips and skills to successfully offer laser teeth whitening treatments that get results.
Our goal is for you to have highly satisfied clients who will want to leave you a five star review and keep coming back in the future for top up sessions.
Word of mouth is so important and when others see your clients amazing results they’ll want to visit you as well, and tell their friends and family.
The teeth whitening business package and the course will enable you to carry out the treatment from your clinical setting, or become mobile to help your clients from the comfort of their chosen location.
It’s a brilliant add on service as well if you’re offering other non-invasive cosmetic treatments, or you can simply offer the teeth whitening treatment on a stand alone basis.
Our laser teeth whitening treatment is really good for almost everybody who has healthy gums and teeth who must be over the age of 18.
The training will be carried out over a one day course and on a remote learning basis. This means you can come to our main centre in Essex, or you can take the course from the comfort of your own home or chosen location.
On the training day you will have theory and practical training. All angles of the treatments will be discussed with you and indications and contraindications will be discussed and taught until you come to a place where you feel confident to offer the treatment.
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Theory and practical will both be involved in the training, and the day will be split between the two. On the training course you will learn how to whiten teeth using a non peroxide gel; the non peroxide we use complies with current UK and EU laws.
There is much confusion in the dentistry industry regarding teeth whitening and who is able to carry it out, but we can ensure our training method will help you operate within the legal framework of both the UK and the EU.
We will educate and inform you from a legal perspective on the important matters in the cosmetic non dental teeth whitening industry at present.
The House of Lords and the European Commission both confirm that teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment and therefore is covered by the EU Cosmetics Directive. So our training is taught in a way which meets the terms of cosmetic teeth whitening framework and you do not fall under the dental teeth whitening legislation.
1 in 5 adults who started a teeth whitening business have doubled their pre-COVID wage
Here’s one of our latest press releases at Star Whitening with some interesting teeth whitening business stats 2021 and especially if you’re interested in starting up a teeth whitening business.
Due to dramatic boost in watch hours over the last 12 months during lockdown with Reality TV shows and movies, 84% of adults have checked out the celebrities and now look to teeth whitening as a cost-effective way to improve their smile.
The team at www.starwhitening.co.uk analysed onsite traffic and found there was an increase of +70% for teeth whitening enquiries at the start of April as those in England were adjusting to being allowed to mix with another household outdoors and heading towards pubs reopening.
During the past year, the company has also witnessed an 50% increase in the number of qualified teeth whitening technicians as people look to expand their skills and source of income into dentistry.
If you are interested in purchasing a teeth whitening business package in your area then contact Star Whitening today.
Additionally, Google Trends analysis revealed that online searches peaked for teeth whitening between the 21st and 27th March 2021, while ‘safe teeth whitening at home’ has seen a +3,450% increase in searches in the past 12 months.
This analysis also revealed that ‘start a business from home’ peaked in popularity in January 2021, with August 2020 and May 2020 following close behind in terms of online searches within the UK.
Following on from this, the team surveyed 1,050 UK adults who have launched their own business from home during the past 12 months or have taken the plunge to invest and expand their current side hustle.
It was initially found that the top reasons for launching a business from home were found to be:
87% of those who found themselves out of work stated that their job had been directly affected as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
The research also found that beauty therapists (16%), bakers (14%) and those offering personalised gifts (13%) were the most likely to have expanded their products and services throughout the past 12 months, enabling them to reach a wider audience.
When asked, it was found that those with home businesses are making on average 87% more than they were bringing home each month from their previous job.
The team at Star Whitening stated:
“We have seen a 110% increase in the number of people joining Star Whitening over the past 12 months, undertaking the relevant training and courses to be qualified in teeth whitening. They may have never considered this as a business venture before, but there is a definite and expanding market for at home beauty therapy treatments such as this, and the past year has enabled so many people to venture outside of their comfort zones to try something entirely new and exciting.
Although, we are seeing a return to social gatherings the massive increase in being on camera remotely has also boosted a desire for a whiter smile.
“While we work with many people who love the idea of being able to offer a service to their loved ones, friends and client base to help them smile more confident, especially now we’re able to socialise and summer is on the horizon, we also work with a large base of private dental practices looking to offer additional services and generate an extra source of patient income with our proven teeth whitening dental technology.
Total set up costs range from only £1450 and include the application kits (high quality non-peroxide whitening gels for 20 customers), so when each treatment is sold at £99 it doesn’t take long to recover the £1450.
For those interested to know more about Star Whitening and adding teeth whitening to their services, more information can be found by placing your business enquiry here.
Benefits of professional teeth whitening
Your smile is an essential part of your appearance, especially when it comes to making a great first impression.
A dazzling white smile will give you a boost in confidence and affect how comfortable you feel around people.
You really can’t replace a beautiful stunning white smile. It makes your appearance impressive, leaves you feeling great and sends out the right signals that you take care for yourself, and your oral hygiene.
Having a nice smile also helps the way you look in photos, as well as talking to people at work and going out on dates.
Your teeth condition also determine how nice you look when you smile. Many people know how embarrassing it can be to flash a smile with teeth that aren’t looked after.
To achieve a great smile, you will need to have your teeth whitened, and ideally by a professionally qualified teeth whitening technician. You can book an appointment for this here.
Now, let’s read on for benefits that will blow your mind when it comes to Teeth Whitening.
Your smile can become a real magnet with professional teeth whitening and certainly pleasing to the people you’re engaging with day to day.
People will be attracted to you because your white smile is a bold and positive statement that you take care of yourself.
A beautiful smile will help attract people to you and can be a real magnet, not just if you’re single but with your partner too.
A white smile encourages people to want to be with you, of course as well as being a nice person.
‘32% of people British people have stated that they would like to get their teeth whitened by a trained professional’ Poll run by Star Whitening.
On a first impression, people will be drawn to the way you look and your appearance. The face is the first-place people will look with eyes, hair and smile becoming top of the list. Secondly, people will be drawn to how your dressed (whether you are matching the environment, or dress code) and then your mannerisms as you are communicating.
A white smile can really help people to like you and want to be with you. It’s a proven fact that patients who already had their teeth whitened make an excellent first impression and does send out a clear message that you look after yourself.
Sometimes in cases where teeth appear dis-jointed then alternative methods of cosmetic dentistry may be required, however whitening your teeth is always a good place to start first.
Research has shown that people with healthy white teeth tend to have a clearer mental awareness than those with teeth that aren’t looked after.
The effects of gum disease can also negatively impact mental function and especially self-worth and how you see yourself.
You make think it strange, but if you struggle to think well, teeth whitening and keeping on top of your gum hygiene can help make you more alert.
Your dental health should be closely monitored when you go for professional teeth whitening. This is another reason why the teeth whitening industry is gaining popularity, because other health issue could be highlighted.
The result of teeth whitening can achieve dramatic results, and your Qualified Teeth Whitening Technician will do a thorough oral exam to prevent the development of possibly challenging hidden issues.
The goal of teeth whitening is to remove unwanted exterior stains from the teeth.
Anytime you make an appointment to have stains removed, your teeth become healthier and stronger and will improve your overall dental health.
As we’ve touched on already, teeth whitening is a great way to improve your self-esteem. People usually go for teeth whitening because they simply don’t like the way their teeth look.
Benefits to teeth whitening with Star Whitening
It’s an age-old problem that tooth discolouration, or teeth stains can diminish your self-confidence. This is one of the reasons why people are keen to get their teeth whitened and boost their self-esteem. This can happen when in work meeting, with loved ones, and in everyday social interactions.
Enjoying white teeth will shift the focus of your face to your smile. Professionally whitened teeth can make an amazing impact and difference to the way people will view you.
Naturally whitened teeth give the appearance of youth and good health.
Teeth whitening can make you even look five, or ten years younger. It’s a cosmetic procedure that is affordable, easy, and pretty quick to achieve dramatic results.
By investing in yourself, you can really set yourself up for success.
It has been proven that those with whitened teeth smile can be more successful as let’s face it people love to see someone who is happy and smiling more.
This can help lead to success in business and other endeavours simply because people enjoy being around you as well as the skills for the tasks you need to demonstrate ha-ha, but you get our point.
Having white teeth also positively helps people to identify with your identity and your emotions.
Teeth whitening can be really affordable. It must also be safe, comfortable and relaxing when undergoing the treatment.
It’s always good to shop around for the best teeth whitening prices, and if you get it right then the ease and affordability of teeth whitening can be a majorly contributing factor as to why teeth whitening is gaining more and more popularity.
Everyone wants to know the trick of how to whiten the teeth yourself, however home kits and other home therapies will never be more effective than professional teeth whitening. Please have a read of our news article professional teeth whitening vs home kits which discusses this topic further.
Finding out the tricks to remove yellow stains from the teeth is a universal need with all human beings who want to improve the way they look.
Some people say they are satisfied with their smile, although it’s it is quite obvious in some cases, they are not telling the truth.
The good news is many factors can lead to teeth discolouration, but most people find out the tricks too late. Read our 10 tips on how to keep your teeth white yourself.
We all know that lots of red wine and coffee can stain our teeth, however they are not the only culprits that make your teeth look off-cloured.
These food and beverages contribute to extrinsic stains, but the good news is these extrinsic stains can be removed and vastly improved.
If you can’t give up on your daily coffee or glass of wine, ensure you rinse with water within 30 minutes of consumption.
This helps to wash away the offending liquids and also lessen the likelihood of stains that stick.
Some foods will naturally brighten the teeth up. These type of foods fight the stains and can improve overall oral health.
Examples of good foods include apples, yogurts, milk, raw onions, chicken, white rice and fish etc.
We talk more about foods in our article on what is teeth whitening.
Gums serve as the foundation for what holds your teeth in place. Suffering from gum disease such as gingivitis can make your smile look unhealthy.
By taking good care of your gums, means you provide a firm foundation fort healthy white teeth.
Ensure you brush and floss two times daily, brush gently, but very thoroughly. Ideally you want to brush your teeth for at least 1 minute to ensure any unwanted bacteria is removed from your teeth and gums.
Followed by an effective mouth wash like Listerine can also help remove bacteria which causes gum disease.
It’s good to know someone who knows what they are doing—visiting a teeth whitening clinic will help improve and whiten your teeth properly. The only downside with visiting a qualified professional to whiten your teeth is that it is more expensive than the cheap home kits you can buy online.
Although just one visit can really help you achieve far better results!
‘85% of people would like to have the perfect smile due to the increase in adults and celebrities having professional teeth whitening’ Quote by Star Whitening.
Apart from the harmful effects of smoking, the tobacco and tar found in nicotine can really stain and discolour the teeth. So, do yourself a favour, light up your teeth instead of a fag. This will also help freshen your breath, heart and lungs as well as your teeth.
Alternatively, if you find it hard to stop smoking pick a replacement like vaping where dark tar stains are not present.
An electric toothbrush can help remove more stains that a stiff toothbrush cannot get to. An electric toothbrush can even help your teeth gain a full shade whiter which improves your gum health within a few weeks as well.
You are likely to be healthier when you feel good about yourself. One way of expressing yourself is by smiling. You can be confident of displaying a good smile if your teeth are pearly white without stains.
Teeth whitening can help you smile more confidently, which in turn help you to live a healthy life and improves your self-image, mental and physical health.
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Top 10 list of tips to help keeping your teeth white
Here we’re going to look at the 10 Top Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White and see how these can help you.
Keeping your teeth nice white ensures confidence and higher self-esteem, especially when it comes to winning someone over with a dazzling smile.
There are many ways you can keep your teeth in minty white condition to ensure that they look great; and what’s more, your oral hygiene will benefit too.
We would love to hear your questions and comments below on the 10 Top Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White and what you think of these so please share your comments and experiences you have.
Drinking lots of tea and coffee can stain your teeth
Certain beverages should be avoided in the quest to maintain white teeth. The main offenders are coffee, red wine, cola and tea. The culprit here is tannins, which all of these drinks contain. Tannins can also be found in drinks such as beer, cider, and grape juice.
Drinks with high acidity levels such as coffee also soften tooth enamel, which makes it easier for staining and discolouration to occur.
If you must drink a staining beverage, consider using a straw (non-plastic, eco-friendly preferably).
Frequency is also a big factor here, so if you don’t to give up your favourite tooth discolouring drink, at least attempt moderation instead.
Eating curries and other staining foods can dis-colour your teeth over time
Following on from the first tip, some foods, whilst otherwise healthy, can also run the risk of staining and discolouring your teeth.
To be specific; curries and also certain types of sauces such as tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, gravy and soy sauce.
Given their positive health properties, we wouldn’t advise you give these up, but do try to get into the habit of rinsing your mouth with water and brushing your teeth after consuming berries.
Other foods to watch out for include dark berries such as blueberries, pomegranates, oranges and blackberries.
Keep your teeth clean by regular brushing and flossing
Maintain regular brushing and flossing habits; at least twice daily.
These can be supplemented by using whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Ensuring that plaque doesn’t build up will set you on the path to keeping teeth white and healthy.
Don’t forget to brush your tongue too; this is one a lot of us overlook.
Bacteria can make its way from the tongue to the teeth and discolour the enamel.
After brushing your teeth, it’s better not to rinse as this washes away the beneficial fluoride from the toothpaste which plays a big part in keeping teeth white.
Buy a new toothbrush regularly to help clean unwanted stains
Throw away that old toothbrush! It’s no use brushing twice a day if the head of your brush is frayed or worn, and old brushes can simply transfer bacteria to the mouth.
This also applies to electric toothbrushes; the head should be changed every couple of months or so.
A good way to remember to do this is to buy a pack of four at the start of the year, and change your brush with each season.
Bonus tip: electric toothbrushes are more efficient at removing plaque and keeping teeth white, so its worth upgrading to one if you haven’t already.
An apple a day keeps the dentist away. Is this an old wives tale? or true – comment below
Chewing on a stick of sugar-free gum will help to generate saliva, which washes away debris from food as well as neutralizing the acid responsible for tooth decay.
Certain foods are reputed to help keep teeth clean by generating saliva.
These include strawberries, pineapple, apples, pears, celery, and carrots.
An upside is that these are all fruit and vegetables, so you’ll be contributing to your five a day whilst helping to maintain good dental hygiene and pearly white teeth.
You know what they say ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.
Be aware the tar in smoking can stain your teeth
Stub out the cigarettes! Aside from all the other health hazards smoking entails, tobacco is very detrimental to tooth whiteness.
Yellow stains and discolouration which occur as a result of the nicotine and tar from smoking can be tricky to remove with brushing alone.
Prolonged smoking habits can even result in brown staining of the teeth.
Cut back as much as possible or try to give up completely if you can. Even if it means switching to a vape short term, these don’t carry the same toxins and tar staining as cigarettes.
Take regular dentist check ups and opt for a cleaning hygienist
Make sure you see your dentist for regular check-ups.
This one seems obvious, but it can be easy to let this habit slide when life gets in the way.
Some people also have a degree of anxiety vis a vis visiting the dentist and therefore may put off scheduling in a check up, but it’s the number one way of keeping teeth clean, healthy and white.
Discussing whitening treatment with a professional is also a good idea before you decide to whiten teeth yourself.
Occasional brushing with baking soda may help to remove stains
Home remedies such as brushing teeth with baking soda are still widely practised.
It’s important not to overdo this however as erosion of tooth enamel is a possible adverse effect. Limit gentle brushing with baking soda to once or twice a week. This is a classic and is why we featured this in the 10 Top Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White.
Another home remedy is rinsing with warm water and salt – not only does this help whiten teeth, it also helps kill bacteria and promote healthy gums too.
A less well known home remedy for teeth whitening is swilling a tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth, ideally for around a quarter of an hour.
Use whitening tooth past regularly
Home whitening treatments are very popular; these include whitening toothpastes, rinses, gel strips and gel trays.
Whitening toothpastes and rinses have added ingredients compared to their regular counterparts such as silica and hydrogen peroxide respectively.
This offers a more abrasive clean for dealing with more persistent and stubborn staining and discolouration.
Gel based treatments use bleach (smaller amounts than a professional dental procedure) to help break down stains. Using home kits for whitening is a good way to help maintain whiteness after having teeth whitened professional at a dental practice.
If your teeth are already stained or discoloured, home whitening may prove less effective than a visit to the dentist for professional whitening treatment.
Drink regular plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water not only ensures you remain hydrated, it is also very beneficial in washing away food debris after meals.
Try to get into the habit of drinking a glass of water after breakfast, lunch and dinner; your teeth will thank you for it!
If you’re in the habit of drinking dark fruit juices and other staining beverages, try to cut back on these in favour of water instead as you’ll essentially be doubling down on white teeth maintenance habits.
Milk is also a good source of calcium for your teeth!
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