Certainly keeping our smile white begins with proper mouth care as well as on a few factors:
Smoking: is one of the main factors when it comes to staining teeth. Tobacco causes some brown stains that penetrate the tooth enamel. The longer you smoke the worst the stain becomes. Smoking can also cause bad breath and gingivitis.
Food & Drink: some drinks such as red wine, fruit juices, tea and coffee can all stain teeth. Some energy drinks can also be bad in eroding tooth enamel which will cause some discolouration of the teeth. It is important to rinse the mouth after consuming these kind of drinks.
Aging: can also cause teeth to go yellow as the enamel gets thinner and this way allowing the underlying layer of yellowish dentin to show through.
So what do we have to do to maintain white teeth?
- Brush teeth at least three times a day and floss at least once a day
- Consider investing in a sonic / electric brush as they might to be more effective in removing plaque and preventing stains
- Use a daily mouthwash to enhance your dental care such as Listerine Advanced White or Dr.Hauschka Sage Mouth Wash
- Go for regular dental check-ups
Now to help us get that set of pearly whites here a few new products which are worth mentioning:
CURAPROX BLACK IS WHITE TOOTHPASTE
Black toothpaste to get whiter teeth? Yes, you heard it right! Charcoal toothpaste to be precise. This innovative black toothpaste removes discolourarion using activated carbon without abrading or bleaching while boasting oral health: Enzymes protect against tooth decay and support the salivary functions. The toothpaste has a nice refreshingly lemony taste and gives you a cooling sensation while brushing. No triclosan, no bleaching agents, no plastic particles Black is White toothpaste is made in Switzerland and can be used as a regular toothpaste with no limitations.
The Black is White toothpaste comes with an ultra soft toothbrush.
CURAPROX WHITE IS BLACK TOOTHPASTE
If you are more conservative and don't feel like going for the black version you can try the Curaprox White is Black Toothpaste. It has an extra mild taste and using activated carbon it removes discolouration without abrading or bleaching. Same as the black version it doesn't contain triclosan, plastic particles or bleaching agents.
DR.HAUSCHKA MED SAGE MOUTHWASH
Dr.Hauschka Med Sage Mouthwash helps to prevent inflammation inside the mouth and stabilises oral flora, thereby stopping unhealthy bacteria from growing. Dr.Hauschka Med Sage Mouthwash is made with antibacterial herbal extracts such as sage and myrrh and does a great job in protecting teeth and gums from diseases. These healing herbs have blended with fresh-scented essentials oils to keep your breath smelling great.
LISTERINE ADVANCED WHITE MOUTH WASH
The unique formula of Listerine Advanced White fights against stain and keeps further discolouration at bay.
Three powerful essential oils combine to kill germs left behind after brushing. Fluoride helps to toughen and strengthen teeth while polyphosphate technology lift stains to give naturally white teeth. The advanced formula also combats bad breath.
Make time for your daily dental routine and enjoy a happier, healthier smile all day long!!