5 Easy Tricks to Make Your Teeth Look Whiter
Perfectly white and healthy teeth are one of the beauty standards we all strive to achieve. Some people are born with their teeth perfectly straight and amazingly white, but sadly, not many of us are actually blessed with a set of ‘perfect pearly whites’. Here's a list of simple tricks to whiten your teeth without spending a fortune on expensive treatments.
Wear Lipsticks With A Blue Undertone
A blue undertone lipstick doesn’t mean that the lipstick itself should be blue, but that the undertones lean more towards blue and purple. Bright fuchsias, as well as dark cherry colors, are the best choice if you’re looking for a way to visually brighten your teeth. Of course, this is not a permanent solution, but your teeth will appear whiter without much effort. These lipsticks might not work well for everyone, so you might want to give a few shades a chance before you pick the one you like best.
Baking Soda Is Your Friend
Often the main problem with the color of one’s teeth happens to be the stains that appear due to certain foods or drinks we consume during the day. You might not have a problem drinking less wine and coke, but people have a hard time giving up coffee. Sadly, coffee is a beverage that stains your teeth due to its color, and we can’t run to the bathroom and brush our teeth after every cup we drink. A great solution is to brush your teeth with baking soda as you would with toothpaste: dip the toothbrush in baking soda and brush your teeth thoroughly.
Wear The Right Nude
Not everyone’s a fan of bold lipsticks, and sometimes a delicate nude is all we need at the moment. Luckily, nude lipsticks can also make your teeth appear whiter, especially if you reach for those sheer formulas with a hint of gloss. That gloss in lipsticks is a great way to make your teeth shine as well. The texture of your lipstick should also play an important role, and matte lipsticks don’t always look good. It’s difficult to pick the right nude shade as most lipsticks lean to peach and brown, and unfortunately, both these shades will make your teeth appear slightly yellow. This is why pink tone nudes with a touch of gloss are the best choice.
Brush With Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is a natural absorbing product which you can use to brush and brighten your teeth. It absorbs plaque that causes staining and it’s perfectly safe to use, even if it’s rather messy. Simply dip a wet toothbrush into powdered activated charcoal and brush your teeth as you normally would, but pay close attention to those areas which you know are stained the most. Take a sip of water, swish through the mouth thoroughly, and spit. Afterwards, brush your teeth with toothpaste as usual, and after a couple of weeks, you will notice improvements.
Keep Up With Your Hygiene
It goes without saying that the most important thing is to keep your teeth clean and healthy, as no lipstick will be able to help you if you’re not brushing and flossing regularly. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day will make them brighter, and flossing will help you get rid of any food particles that can get stuck between your teeth. Also, teeth straightening procedures can make the cleaning easier and help keep them white.
The most important thing is that your teeth are healthy and strong. There isn’t really a point in having a set of snow-white teeth if they’re going to be weak and hyper-sensitive and cause you more trouble than you thought possible. So, before you start any aggressive treatment, make sure you talk to your dentist and take good care of your teeth.