You know what a confidence boost having white teeth is. You’re never afraid to show your best smile. Although it is now easier to get your teeth whitened, having pearly white teeth is not permanent. The food you eat and beverages you drink can stain your teeth. If not checked, you’ll go back to the yellow stained teeth you had before.
And with the stained teeth comes dampened confidence. Of course, you need to eat and drink to survive. You can’t stop doing that because you want to maintain your pearly smile. However, there are ways you can maintain your pearly white.
- Brush your teeth immediately after taking stain-prone food or beverages
Not all food and drink stain your teeth. But if you want to maintain white teeth you need to identify the ones that you take regularly.
Common culprits are coffee, tea and wine. The trick to preventing them from staining your teeth is to brush your teeth with a good whitening toothpaste like this Curaprox Black is White Whitening Toothpaste for £19.95. Doing this will help to drastically reduce the possibility of stains and keeps your teeth really white.
Another clever way to prevent staining from drinks is to drink through a straw. When you drink through a straw you prevent the drink from coming in contact with your teeth.
- Use whitening strips or whitening trays periodically
Maintaining the whiteness of your teeth can be as easy as periodically using over the counter teeth whitening products. Over the counter whitening products like whitening strips or whitening trays can keep any sign of staining at bay.
However, whitening strips and trays whiten your teeth by wearing away the enamel. The enamel is the outer covering of your teeth. The more you use such products, the more you risk damaging your teeth. So be extremely cautious with how often you use them.
- Brush with baking soda
Baking soda is a natural product to help with teeth whitening. Just like the over the counter whitening products, baking soda wears away the enamel. However, if you restrict the use of baking soda to once a week, it will help to reduce the risk of damaging your teeth. It’s still a good way to maintain your pearly white teeth.
- Use teeth whitening toothpaste
There are special toothpastes that help make your teeth whiter. So, instead of using ordinary toothpaste and still face the risk of staining, you can use teeth whitening toothpaste and keep your teeth clean and white. I think this is pretty handy since teeth whitening toothpastes don’t only maintain the whiteness of your teeth but they also ensure your overall oral health.
- Eat more crunchy vegetables and fruits
Crunchy vegetables and fruits act as a natural scrub that will help clean your eat at each bite. Imagine how easy it would be to maintain your white teeth by just eating healthy crunchy vegetables and fruits like carrots, apples and even celery. As you bite into these vegetables and fruits they rub against your teeth and in the process whiten them. Not only do they help to maintain your white teeth, they also help you live healthier.
How do you maintain your pearly white teeth?
Great tips! Never thought about crunchy food being good for the whiteness of your teeth – how interesting!
Glad you like the tips.
Girl…i needed these tips real bad. Have you tried the Curapox toothpaste?
Yes I have. It is so good.
#2 and #4 are definitely my jam, People always ask me why my teeth stay so white (I am an avid coffee drinker) but I use a few white strips throughout the year, and I ALWAYS invest in really good toothpastes with whitening agents for maintenance. I also never drink juice or eat much in the way of citrus. It’s just a convenient happenstance that I don’t really like citrus. It’s so brutal on your enamel.
Yes it is. Thanks for reading and commenting.
I’ve heard baking soda is a great way to get whiter teeth before but I really need to give it a go seeing as it’s lying in my cupboard anyway! Here’s to having lovely pearly whites 🙂
Yes it is great for whitening the teeth. Worth trying.
I heard baking soda is good, I need to try it. My teeth need a refresh I think.
Yea try it. It does work.
Love this list! Never heard about he crunchy food but did hear that apples are meant to be really good for cleaning your teeth?
Yea they are. Glad you love the list. Thanks Ani.
Thank you for the tips! I drink a lot of tea and will try to brush afterwards and see.
Thanks for reading Annette.
I want to get mine professionally whitened. Its been on the list for a while hopefully this year I will get round to it, if not it will be baking soda for me x
Ah nice. Good luck with it x
I didn’t think about crunchy fruit and veg but it makes sense. I only use whitening toothpaste but I’m going to start eating more crunchy veg!
Ah nice. Thanks for stopping by.
This is a post I really needed to read, I am having such trouble with my teeth lately, so will try some of these.
A timely post for you then. Hope you find a solution.
Nice article, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading.