I love coffee. My teeth don’t however.
Few things matter more to our overall appearance than our smile, and the color of our teeth is a key determinant of how great (or not so great) our smile is.
If you are like me, you tend to do a lot of abusive stuff to your teeth. How many of the following do you consume?
Products with Food Coloring (for example – bright candies, colored sports drinks)
Overtime, these wreak havoc on the the brightness and color of your smile. How can you fight back? Well, the simplest thing you can do is reduce or eliminate those foods and beverages which are causing the damage. Of course, brushing your teeth is a must as well. If you are out during the day and cannot brush, at least rinse your mouth out with water or Listerine to remove acids and stain-causers from your teeth. I’ll add, though it doesn’t necessarily affect the color or brightness of your teeth, you absolutely should be flossing daily. You don’t want to head off to work with something stuck between your teeth!
If you want to take your smile to the next level, a visit to your dentist will be needed. They have products that can give you a Hollywood smile, but expect to pay a lot. Home options exist as well. Be careful, some are unnecessarily expensive, and others just don’t work very well. I recommend Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Professional Effects. The makers claim it removes 14 years worth of stains. While I can’t vouch for that number, I can say it makes a big difference, especially for coffee or wine drinkers. Think of it as an investment in yourself.
Your smile is the first thing many people see. If you want to improve your life this year, then commit today to making your smile something you can proudly display.
To your daily growth!