The first thing people notice about you is your smile. A dazzling smile is a head turner and can definitely win over the girls. It may also help you land that dream job. Recruiters want to hire affable looking employees and a pleasant smile will make you stand out amongst all the applicants.
A bright smile with sparkling white teeth is an indicator of good health and hygiene. Here are a few tips on how to keep your pearly whites dazzling bright.
1. Brush and Floss Regularly:
The best way, as our mothers and grandmothers have been telling us, is to brush after eating or drinking anything. It can be difficult at times, depending on where you are. But if you can’t brush, at least a good rinse is in order. Regular brushing gets rid of any food particles that may be stuck between the teeth. This prevents the bacteria in the mouth from forming plaque and yellowing the teeth.
Use good toothpaste that kills germs and removes plaque. Using a brush with a small head can help it reach all parts of the mouth and soft bristles prevent gum injury. Floss whenever you can to remove food particles stuck where the toothbrush cannot reach.
2. Avoid Dark Foods and Drinks:
Eating dark coloured foods like soy sauce, blueberries and beetroot causes staining of teeth because of the pigments present in them which turn teeth darker. Drinks like coffee, tea and red wine also contain pigments which stain the teeth and reduce their whiteness. However, many of these have their health benefits, so do follow up with proper rinsing. Avoid aerated drinks as they cause the erosion of the tooth enamel and leads to yellowing.
3. Use Whiteners:
There are many whitening products available in the market like gels and strips. The peroxide present in these products release oxygen which helps in the whitening of teeth. However, if used incorrectly, they can end up damaging the enamel. It is always better to use these products under the guidance of a dentist.
4. Munch on Healthy Stuff:
Raw crunchy foods like carrots, celery, cucumber and apples act like a natural toothbrush removing plaque as you munch on them. And the added benefit is the Vitamin C present in them which kills odour causing bacteria and strengthen your gums.
So, follow a healthy brushing routine, eat healthy, don’t light up and let your pearly whites brighten up your life.