Everybody envies a beautiful white smile but the truth is that white teeth are not that difficult to maintain. You do not have to have your teeth professionally whitened or maintained by a specialist because there are many tricks of the trade that you can practice at home. Cosmetic dentistry does a great job at maintaining a great smile, but the truth is that it can get to be expensive and requires a lot of dedicated time to the dentist office. Dentist offices can be a great help, especially when it comes to basic dental care, to straighten crooked teeth, but the truth is that the care and whitening of your teeth can be taken care of at home.
At home, since a very young age, we have been taught the everyday ritual of brushing our teeth and making sure that we brush them well. The dentist always examined our teeth then made sure that we were brushing them at least two times a day to ensure healthy teeth. Brushing your teeth is the first step you can keep to maintaining color, odor, and texture, regarding plaque and what not on the teeth. Brushing teeth keeps the mouth noticeably clean, both visibly and nasally. The people around you will thank you after you keep up this daily ritual.
As well as keeping up with a daily ritual of teeth brushing there are also other different methods of keeping teeth as white as possible. These methods involve a few preventive measures as well. If you are a big coffee drinker, that may have to either stop, or be focused down to a minimum. Coffee is very dark, and because of this it often leaves a thin layer of pigment and odor on the teeth. Over time this can make your teeth less and less white. The same idea goes for dark sodas and sometimes even darkening foods like chocolate cake that can stick in teeth. If you can or will refrain from eating or drinking these certain foods, that would be a great start to a whiter smile.
Another tool that you can use, that can be moderately expensive, but way less than professional tools or at-home whitening kits. Usual toothpaste and toothbrush companies make these and they are made for long term use. The kits usually have enough for two to three weeks and the most recent form of whitening are the sticky strips that stick on your teeth. The strip stays on for approximately half an hour and it uses a special whitening gel. The gel reacts with your teeth and stays on to help maintain white teeth and prevent plaque from building up on the front visible portions of your teeth