White teeth are a sign of good health and well-being. To keep them white, you should regularly consult your dentist and undergo a professional dental cleaning procedure that will whiten your tooth enamel.
The color of the teeth is determined by the color of the enamel. The color of enamel depends on several factors:
- State of the internal organs
- Quantity and quality of drinks (presence of natural or chemical colouring substances), as well as the temperature of beverages
- Harmful habits (smoking affects the color of the enamel)
- Medical substances
- Dental health (presence of caries or cavities);
- Body Metabolism (eg: fluoride metabolism);
- Quality and regularity of hygienic processes (professional dental cleaning).
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure. The most useful option for whitening your teeth is a professional cleaning.
At home you also have the opportunity to slightly whiten your teeth.
4 Effective products to whiten your teeth at home:
1. Tea tree Oil (put 2–3 drops of oil on your toothbrush and brush your teeth after the usual cleaning of your teeth as a result of your evening meal).
2. The inner surface of citrus zest (oranges, lemons), bananas (rub your teeth once a day for 7 to 10 days).
3. Flesh of strawberries (Rub your teeth 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 7 days).
4. Pulp from the green tomatoes (rub your teeth once a day for 5 to 7 days).
Hydrogen peroxide and soda are too aggressive and can damage enamel of your teeth. This is because these substances can thin enamel and reduce the degree of mineralization (saturation of enamel with calcium, fluoride, magnesium and phosphorus). Teeth whitening is recommended after completion of enamel formation process (after 18 years).
To have teeth as white as possible, you must:
- Adhere to a healthy diet (eat raw and fibrous foods, dairy products)
- Say no to colorful foods and drinks (coffee, tea, red wine)
- Take regular care of the oral cavity (brush your teeth and floss twice a day, use a conditioner after each meal)
- Undergo a professional dental cleaning every six months
As you can see, regular care of your teeth will help you have healthy and clean teeth all the time!