Many celebrities and movie stars have that special something about them that sets them apart from the rest of us – a certain air, a twinkle in their eye or a pretty face. And, more often than not, a perfect smile! While their smiles may be always stunning, they are not necessarily the ones they were born with. In fact, cosmetic dentistry has been at work for more celebrities than you might realise. Many celebrities will keep quiet about any work they have done, and expert dental work is often mistaken for natural; they just have to make sure there are no old pictures of them to give away their secrets.
But what can ordinary folk, without access to Hollywood help and pockets full of money, do to get a pearly white smile? Take a look at these tips and tricks to see what you can do to improve the appearance of your teeth:
1. Brush your teeth after eating or drinking
The best way to whiten your teeth naturally is to simply brush your teeth after eating or drinking. This takes a lot of self-discipline and can be difficult if you are not at home all the time (for instance if you are at work or school) but it is a great way to keep your teeth from getting stained.
2. Create your own stain remover for teeth
Did you know that you can mix up your own stain removing toothpaste? Just mix three teaspoons of baking soda with two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide to create a paste and brush away! You will need to make sure that you a) get a hydrogen peroxide solution that's 3% or less, which is safe for oral use; and b) are careful not to brush so hard that you scrub away your enamel, as it cannot grow back.
3. Use straws as your secret weapon
Dark liquids such as coffee, tea, and red wine tend to stain teeth. If you don’t want to miss out on your favourite beverages, you may have to invest in a large pack of straws and carry some about with you! Drinking liquids through a straw allows them to bypass your teeth and will counteract staining, although it is still advisable to brush after eating and drinking.
4. Opt for professional whitening treatment
If you decide that your teeth need more than just whitening with natural products, it is worth checking out what professional treatments are available in your area. Professional organisations like the Bond Street Dental Clinic offer safe and convenient teeth whitening treatments which can take less than an hour and can give you a smile to rival many celebrities.
The Zoom teeth whitening procedure has been perfected over the years to be able to safely give you whiter teeth. Check out the options or make an appointment to discuss teeth whitening and other dental procedures that are available at the clinic. Many people feel that having their teeth whitened has given them a lot more confidence and that they feel happier in themselves. Check out Bond Street Dental and find your perfect smile today!