Your smile can say a lot about you. The brighter and whiter it is, the more likely you’ll be to smile frequently which positively influences those around you and may even encourage them to smile more themselves.
Here are some great ways to make your smile the brightest it can be:
• Whitening toothpastes contain little to no hydrogen peroxide because “the ingredient is hard to stabilize,” says cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. “Instead, they exfoliate away new stains with silica, a gritty mineral.” One exception? New Luster Premium Power White Deep Stain Eraser Toothpaste, which contains 2 percent stabilized hydrogen peroxide. “It should work better than other whitening toothpastes,” Wilson says.
• Mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide can whiten effectively if you gargle twice a day for three months, according to a study from São Paulo State University in Brazil. Try Listerine Healthy White Vibrant Mouthrinse.
• An electric toothbrush is better than your trusty manual model for whitening, “since its vibrations remove more stains,” says Michael Apa, a dentist in
Before choosing any tooth whitening methods make sure to consult with your Aylmer dentist to find out which method will be the most effective for your teeth.