How a brighter smile takes years off you

How a brighter smile takes years off you

Simple ways to get your pearly whites white again

Few things are as ageing as our teeth not looking their best, and, as we get older, the enamel on our teeth thins revealing a layer called dentin, which is naturally more yellow.

This means we have to work a little harder to keep our smile bright. Little things can make a big difference, from changing your toothbrush and toothpaste to watching what you eat and drink. There’s also the option of professional whitening treatments.

The easy way to whiten your teeth

You can get your teeth looking significantly whiter in a matter of weeks by using the right toothpaste and toothbrush.

Oral-B 3D White Luxe toothpaste provides noticeable whitening results after just seven days.

The Oral-B Power Brush  can make a huge difference too. It has a whitening mode that varies bristle speed to polish your teeth and whiten your smile. Plus, there's a special brush head, which has a whitening cup designed for extra stain-scrubbing power.

Finally, don’t forget that your dental hygienist is your best friend when it comes to removing those tough stains that you can’t.

Want to go a shade brighter?

If you’ve done all you can at home, been to the hygienist, and you’d still like your teeth to be a little whiter, you might want to talk to your dentist about a whitening treatment.

They might recommend getting made-to-measure bleaching trays you wear at home for a couple of hours a week, strips like Oral-B 3D Whitestrips, or laser whitening which is also called power whitening.

Whatever you do, don’t be tempted to use bleaching trays you buy on the internet or visit a beauty salon for treatment. The only people who should carry out tooth whitening are dentists or registered dental therapists and dental hygienists on the prescription of a dentist.

Keeping your pearly whites white

The biggest favour you can do your teeth – not to mention your health in general – is to give up smoking.

Tea, coffee and red wine are also notorious for staining teeth but, rather than give them up altogether (and life really is too short!) how about just making sure you rinse your mouth with water after having them. Some people also swear by drinking with a straw although there’s something about a straw and a glass of red wine that just doesn’t feel quite right!

We’d love to hear from you
How do you keep your smile bright? Have you ever had your teeth professionally whitened?

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wendy 01/02/2017

Hi I've been a smoker for 30 years and I love my coffee so you can imagine how yellow my teeth are. I've tried numerous whitening toothpastes which made little difference. I am trying charcoal at the moment I've used it twice upto now and although I see a difference my gums have become sore. I would love to try this as I'm desperate for a nice smile again and let's face it dentist's are not cheap.

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Lmb82 27/01/2017

I don't have the best teeth and my smile is important to me but I hide my teeth, I've tried lots of tooth pastes and as a smoker I see no difference, I also got a teeth whiting kit for at home with the Uv light it helped a little but not much too be able to smile fully again would be wonderful. I would love to one day to have my teeth whitened professional.

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Jillian Williamson 12/01/2017

This product on my teeth is gentle works well on stains on my teeth and fresh breath most of the day

Love to give a go

Emma 11/01/2017

Would love to give this a go iv tried everything

Tried everything

William 10/01/2017

Have tried everything to bring back the white to my teeth, would love to give this a go??

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