When you want to have whiter teeth, there are some changes that you can make at home to help you with this goal.  Trying these different at-home tips may be a great way to avoid having to have your teeth whitened professionally.

  1. Avoid tobacco, coffee, wine, dark sodas and any other acidic products that can leave stains on your teeth.  By eating healthier foods and avoiding the foods that stain your teeth you may be able to have a whiter smile.
  2. Find a whitening toothpaste that has the American Dental Association seal of approval stamped onto it.  The whitening toothpastes can be a great way to start working at any stains that you may have on your teeth.
  3. Have your teeth cleaned at the dentist on a consistent basis.  The simple build-up of plaque can wear at your teeth and easily start to cause yellowing on the entire surface of your tooth.
  4. Improve your daily dental hygiene practice by getting a new toothbrush or brushing after every meal rather than just twice a day.  You should also make sure that you are flossing all of your teeth daily.

When you have particularly tough stains or you are struggling getting the level of whiteness that you would like, talk to your dentist about having your teeth professionally whitened.  This process can show dramatic results in a short amount of time and have you on your way to a brilliantly white smile.