A bright white smile stands out and immediately radiates positive energy. How to get white teeth? There are a variety of treatments and solutions that make teeth whiter. We take a close look at various methods of teeth whitening: from deep cleaning toothbrushes to special toothpastes, to professional tooth cleaning. Not every procedure is suitable for every mouth. Find out here which tips you can use to get white teeth.
Making teeth whiter: solutions for the home
Many ask themselves the question: How do I get white teeth if I want to do the teeth whitening myself? With simple tricks, you can make your teeth whiter. Below you can see the advantages and disadvantages of different methods at a glance:
Brush your teeth regularly. Requirement number one: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and pay attention to the correct toothbrushing technique. Floss and change your toothbrush or – if using an electric toothbrush – your brush head regularly. While thorough brushing is the basis for healthy teeth, only a few toothbrushes can reduce existing discoloration.
Whitening toothpastes. Special toothpastes that make teeth white contain so-called cleaning bodies, with which superficial discoloration can be dissolved. The advantage is that these products are cheap and easy to use, instead of your usual toothpaste. Disadvantage: The whitening effect is lower compared to other methods. Dentists warn that the brushing bodies can damage tooth enamel and tooth necks.
Chew gum. Chewing gum stimulates salivation, which neutralizes acids, remineralizes teeth and helps prevent new discoloration.1
Bleaching at home. If you want to whiten your teeth yourself, you will find various bleaching strips, bleaching gels and bleaching powders as well as LED bleaching lamps in the trade. In order to be safe for layman, these treatments are less dosed. The brightening effect is therefore often less pronounced than with a professional treatment.
Prevent discoloration. Smoking discolors the teeth. Coffee and black tea contain tannins that also discolor teeth. Indian food being rich in spices all causes tooth stains. Sugary drinks also attack the tooth enamel and thus make the teeth more susceptible to discoloration.
Our tip for white teeth: White teeth starts with proper cleaning. We recommend the Philips Protective Clean 4300 A sonic toothbrush that provides thorough dental care and removes up to 100% more discoloration than a manual toothbrush. The special Premium White Brush Head even removes 500% more superficial discoloration and visibly brightens the teeth.
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