As time passes fashion trends change and evolve. Yesterday’s beauty standards are very different from today’s and what was considered “hot” back in the day is “so-not” today.
In this times, a beautiful, healthy, white smile is a must. You don’t want to feel like Austin Powers waking up in the 21st century with his 3 decades ago, 10 shades-darker than modern smile! Well..you simply don’t have to. With the advances of oral care you don’t have to live with a coffee or nicotine-stained teeth.
There is a variety of products designed to keep you smile looking fresh without having to give up you love to coffee: there are whitening strips, whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes and even Whitening gum!
You can also have your cosmetic dentist perform a Teeth Whitening procedure, or go to your local “LVI Smile Dentists” and purchase a package. These last two are great options, if you can afford them…but they can be very pricey.
Here are a few tips for keeping your smile as whiter as it can be without braking the bank:
-If you are a coffee drinker, try and drink your beverages from a straw: this will minimize the coffee from becoming in contact with your teeth and stain them
-After flossing dip your toothbrush in baking soda, then your toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual. The baking soda acts a the paste the dentist uses to clean your teeth. Do this up to twice a week.
-Try this “At home” whitening paste: 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 strawberry. In a small bowl mash the strawberry and mix it with the baking soda. With an old toothbrush, spread this paste on your teeth and leave it for 5 minutes. Brush your teeth as usual. This can be done up to once a week!
Enjoy your brighter, whiter smile!!