They say a smile is the best accessory a woman can wear, but no matter how pretty a smile is, having a set of yellow teeth can ruin the look. But what causes this? According to WebMD, teeth discoloration can be caused by several things:
- Our tooth enamel, the outermost surface of the teeth, naturally gets thinner as we grow older;
- Smoking cigarettes that stain the teeth due to nicotine and tobacco;
- Consuming food and drinks such as candies, soda, coffee, tea, wine, and even berries. These all have tannins, chromogens, and acids, which cause stains to stick to our teeth.
Luckily, there's hope to restoring those pearly white. Here, we list down five things to help you get that megawatt smile:
This isn’t exactly a remedy for yellow teeth, but it is an easy trick you can do for an instantly brighter smile. But don’t just pick any shade of red, pick one with a blue undertone. The blue will cancel out the yellow color of the teeth, making it appear whiter. Easy!
It’s a no-brainer that good oral hygiene prevents dental problems such as gum disease and bad breath, but it is also important in preventing plaque from building up, which usually results to teeth discoloration. Aside from brushing and flossing regularly, it’s also important to go to the dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleaning. We’re all probably guilty of putting off dentist appointments, but it’s important in ensuring that our teeth are bright and healthy.
If you want a cheap and natural way to whiten your teeth, try brushing your teeth with baking soda. Baking soda can effectively remove yellow stains from the teeth and is actually an ingredient present in most toothpastes. To use it at home, make a paste by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with a few teaspoons of water. Put some of the mixture on your toothbrush and brush like you normally would then leave it on for a minute before rinsing. Do this at least three times a week for better results.
Apple cider vinegar is considered a miracle worker for a reason—it helps with weight loss, sore throat, bad breath, and can even act as a teeth whitener. It contains acetic acid, an ingredient that kills bacteria, disinfects the mouth, and whitens teeth. You can rub the apple cider vinegar directly on your teeth before rinsing or mix a teaspoon with water and use it as a mouthwash. You may do this a few times a week, but avoid doing it daily. Overuse can destroy the enamel and may weaken your teeth.
If you want the fastest and safest way to whiten your teeth, leave it to the professionals. The newly opened teeth whitening center, Smile Bar, offers safe and easy services that provide immediate results. Your teeth can whiten up to seven shades after one session, but results will vary depending on the degree of discoloration. Provided that you maintain good oral hygiene, you can expect the results to last up to six months after treatment.
Smile Bar is located at 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City. Book an appointment by visiting www.the-smile-bar.ph or contact them at (0917) 148 5659 or (02) 541 2853.
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