How To Get Whiter Teeth At Home

16May

One three-part study used simulated job interviews and first dates to evaluate the effect of having whitened teeth on social interactions. The results showed that the participants who had whitened teeth were more likely to be hired and they were even more likely to be offered higher salaries. In the first date simulations, evaluators were more interested in continuing a date with the participants who had whitened teeth. The underlying reasons for these reactions was also explored, revealing that those with whitened teeth were perceived as being more professional, more confident and more outgoing, than those with average teeth.

The main causes of tooth discoloration are smoking, ageing and drinking sugary or highly coloured beverages such as coffee, cola, wine and fruit juice. If you want to counteract discoloration and whiten the appearance of your teeth, here are a few simple steps to follow.

Keep your teeth clean:

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, particularly after you have consumed sugary or highly coloured foods. Using an electric toothbrush is a good idea to ensure that you are getting the maximum cleaning potential.

Floss:

Have you ever noticed that your teeth look more stained around the edges? This is because plaque often accumulates in between teeth and attracts strains. Your toothbrush is unable to reach the area between your teeth, so floss is needed to remove plaque and stains.

Quit Smoking:

Smoking is one of the worst causes of staining to the teeth. Quitting can therefore make a dramatic difference to the appearance of your smile as well as being extremely beneficial to your general health. We have a wide range of products available to help curb cigarette smoking and our skilled team can help you to find the right products to help you to kick the addiction.

Drink through a straw:

Sugary beverages are the enemy of your teeth, particularly dark coloured drinks like cola and iced tea. Using a straw will limit the contact with your teeth, minimising the damage to your teeth.

Use Whitening toothpaste:

Whitening toothpaste works to lighten discoloration and yellowing of the teeth and can be used in place of your normal toothpaste. Colgate Optic White toothpaste uses a high strength formula developed to whiten the teeth of celebrities.  

Whitening Kits:

Whitening kits can be used for more dramatic and instantaneous results. The newest innovation in at-home teeth whitening uses blue light to remove stains from teeth in just four minutes.

At Chemistworks, our skilled pharmacists can help you find the best products to improve the health and appearance of your teeth. To receive further guidance and advice, visit your local Chemistworks.