Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile

Sunday, April 01, 2012 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile

Don’t let a spotty smile drag down your look. Read on for tips and tricks on how to get that sparkle back and keep stains at bay.

Cut Back on Dark, Sugary and Acidic Drinks

Coffee, black tea, soft drinks and red wine can easily leave their mark if regularly consumed. Worse still, if highly acidic or loaded with sugar, such drinks can wreak havoc on tooth enamel.

Get More Vitamin C and Calcium

Vitamin C plays a critical role in the production of collagen, making it essential for both a sparkling smile and a radiant complexion. Calcium helps prevent tooth decay and strengthens the bond between tooth and jawbone. So be sure to get plenty of both.

The Truth About Whitening Products

Whitening toothpastes may be able to polish a smile a shade brighter, but don’t expect much more than that. Peroxide-based strips and gels can generally restore brilliance to superficially stained teeth. For deeper stains, go with professional bleaching.