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Today, it is much easier to find the right health solutions, brightening your teeth at home is one of the most popular ones. There are online products and guidelines to do all the brightening you need. The products include rinses, gels, chewing gums, toothpaste and strips.

Yet, if and when you decide to whiten your teeth at home it is always advisable to consult your dentist first especially if you have conditions like sensitive teeth, Restored teeth clearly, dark stains or lots of fillings or crowns.

First of all decide how much you are ready to spend and how much time you can spend for brightening your teeth.

Then you can try this:

Toothpaste: Whitening toothpaste are just like the mildly abrasive, fluoride toothpaste you might regularly use but with added polishing agents or chemicals to help remove stains on your teeth.

Mouthwashes and rinses: These products often contain mild hydrogen peroxide solution that helps to brighten the teeth. You can rinse with mouthwash and then brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste to get better results.

Whitening strips/gels: The strips and gels contain peroxide to bleach away the stains. You apply them right on your teeth with a brush or a thin strip. A full treatment may take 10 to 14 days. You have to apply the gel twice a day.

Bleaching systems: They are called a tray-based bleaching system. These use a mouth guard-like tray filled with peroxide-based bleaching solution to whiten the teeth. The tray is worn several hours a day for as long as a month. The tray is available in local drug stores.

After you get you teeth looking good, it is another task to keep them bright and white for long. Follow the tips to keep your teeth brighter.

Avoid food and drink that stain:

Anything that contains acids or tannins can dull the teeth. So, try to control your consumption of white and red wine, sports drinks, carbonated drinks, black tea, coffee, berries and other strongly coloured food. Some sauces and mixes like soy sauce, curry mix and tomato paste can also cause stains.

Avoid smoking

The nicotine in your cigarettes will leave strong stains on your teeth. Smoking also helps bacteria to grow on your gums and if they come to stay on your teeth for too long, they cause plaques and tartar (hardened plaques) which disfigure and discolour your teeth.

Brush you teeth regulary twice a day and immediately after having food or drink during the day. Keep your teeth bright and shiny for years with proper upkeep right at home.


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