How to Get a Whiter Smile

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For many years I was unhappy with my teeth, I hated my smile, the shape of my teeth and the color too. So bad was the issue that I had, I used to hate photos and would always hide at the back, and I even got to the point where I would laugh with my mouth closed. I knew I had to do something about it so I looked into what teeth whitening Belfast dentists offered, and began a 10 month journey to get whiter teeth. Now I smile proudly in photos and I am never ashamed of my teeth. If you are in the same boat that I was, here is what you need to do in order to get whiter teeth.

Stop Staining

The first step is to stop staining your teeth in the first place, this may not reverse any existing damage, but it will prevent any more being done. This is not to say that you should avoid all drinks and foods, but you should be brushing straight afterwards. Tea and coffee can stain a lot and so too can red wine, if you drink these then brush as soon as you can afterwards. If you are a smoker then you should stop this ASAP, it is turning your teeth yellow.

Brushing

We know that we need to brush our teeth each day, but do you know how many times and when? You should brush your teeth both morning and night, as well as after eating. For whiter teeth, you should look to use a toothpaste which is specifically dedicated to this.

Whitening Services

You could opt to head to the dentist to have your teeth whitened, for instant results. If you do plan to do this however, you should know that invariably it is a temporary fix and the whitening polish will slowly start to wear off, giving you the natural look once again. This is a great option if you have an event coming up such as a wedding, party or holiday, and you want to ensure that the photos come out looking great, with you having a white smile.

Veneers

Veneers are somewhat of an extreme option, but one which can help immeasurably. The reason why I decided to have veneers put in is that I not only hated the color of my teeth, but also the shape. When you have veneers put in, the dentist will shave down your existing teeth, and place small porcelain caps over the top, giving you a perfect smile instantly. The reason why this is so goo is that you can have the smile that you wanted, and it will be one that is gleaming white. Veneers do not stain so that means that the white gloss will never disappear and you can be proud of your smile once again. Bear in mind that once you have veneers done, you won’t be able to go back to your natural teeth again.