Tomorrow is the big day, and if you’ve got a date planned, you want your smile to be in top shape! If you’re worried about your teeth not being white enough, there’s quite a few things you can do to make that smile bright just in time for the romantic evening. Though nothing will make them as bright as having your teeth professionally whitened by a Phoenix teeth whitening dentist, try the below tips for boosting your smile this weekend.
Brush and floss thoroughly
It may seem obvious, but brushing your teeth deliberately and thoroughly can help quickly whiten them. Many people don’t brush their teeth properly every morning, so it’s a good idea to start the habit now. When you brush your teeth, you should use small, circular motions across, around and in between every tooth to fully clean each. Pay specific attention to back teeth, molars and exposed wisdom teeth. Back teeth, molars and wisdom teeth tend to be forgotten by many of us, especially if we brush in a hurry. Not only does this make these areas more susceptible to cavities and decay, but it allows plaque to grow and spread throughout your mouth, which contributes to teeth yellowing. Before a big date, always brush your teeth thoroughly – and then floss. Flossing will clean areas you can’t reach with the brush, boosting the health of each tooth and brightening your smile.
Rinse with whitening mouthwash or apple cider vinegar
Whitening mouthwash will provide the necessary treatment your teeth need to be white, and it even will start working as soon as it touches your teeth. Apple cider vinegar is a natural method if you try to stay away from mouthwash, but both will perform the same task. If you do use apple cider vinegar, make sure you use one part water and one part vinegar, and rinse thoroughly. Understand that apple cider vinegar is generally not as effective as whitening mouthwash, however.
Drink a lot of water!
The day of your date, drink plenty of water. Water will help rinse your mouth of impurities and extra foods, sugars or other debris that can build up. The foods that build up in your mouth throughout the day contribute to how dull they can appear at night, so try to keep your mouth flushed before a big night.
Eat an apple
Apples, pears and other foods that produce a lot of saliva will help brighten your teeth a bit, as the saliva you produce will flush out toxins. Apples and pears may help to lift off film that you have accumulated on your teeth. Of course, these foods won’t help if you do not brush and floss your teeth thoroughly at the end of the day.
These are quick, easy tips to help brighten your smile in a short period of time. These tricks won’t necessarily lead to whiter teeth (although thorough brushing and flossing do contribute to whiter teeth), but they will create brightness where you feel your smile may be dull. A professional teeth whitening procedure is one of the only ways to truly whiten your smile, so speak to a Phoenix teeth whitening professional today!