Want a sparkling smile? Here's how you can get it

Meera Venugopal
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Want a sparkling smile? Here
Want a sparkling smile? Here

14 Mar 2021: Want a sparkling smile? Here's how you can get it

A healthy smile is a sign of good health that adds to overall confidence.

However, smoking, regular coffee or alcohol consumption and indulging in sweet treats have long-term effects and over time, they dull the appearance of our pearly whites.

If your teeth lack luster, following good dental hygiene and adding these steps to your routine will help your teeth regain health.

Electric brush: Electric toothbrush has a built-in timer, reaches inaccessible areas

Electric toothbrushes deliver about 24,000 oscillations per minute, and this is practically impossible to achieve through hand movements with a regular toothbrush.

These electric brushes help in removing plaque and bacteria and also reach those areas of the mouth that cannot be accessed by a normal toothbrush.

In fact, most electric toothbrushes have built-in timers that remind you to brush for two minutes.

Toothpaste: A whitening toothpaste diminishes the yellowness of your teeth

Whitening toothpaste will not immediately give you shining pearls, but they remove stains and diminish the yellowness of the teeth.

Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are commonly used in professional teeth whitening.

Using toothpaste that has these ingredients will give the teeth a better shine and you will be able to see a visible difference in the color of your teeth.

Straw: Use straw while drinking enamel-staining fluids, wash after eating berries

Coffee, tea, vinegar, and berries are among enamel-staining foods, which when consumed, interact with teeth.

If you feel you cannot part ways with these foods, adopting a few habits will help minimize the stain on your teeth.

Use a straw while drinking coffee or energy drinks to avoid them touching your teeth.

If you have to have berries, use a mouthwash, immediately after eating.

Strips: Want to get quick results? Go for teeth whitening strips

Teeth-whitening strips are often coated with a thin layer of sodium bicarbonate that helps in removing surface stains and yellowness of the teeth.

Make sure to avoid brands that use chlorine dioxide as it can erode the tooth enamel and cause damage to the teeth.

It is also important to use teeth strips correctly as improper usage can be harmful to your teeth.