8 Top Tips for Brighter, Whiter Teeth

Brighter, whiter teeth. It’s something that so many of us aspire to have. It’s seen as the perfect look, although very few people are able to achieve it naturally. After all, people are willing to pay out hundreds of pounds to have their teeth bleached to achieve that perfect Hollywood smile. If they can’t afford that, people may get themselves a home teeth whitening kit, or purchase over the counter teeth whiteners. But with that sometimes resulting in gum irritation, blistering, uneven whitening, sensitive teeth and enamel damage, is it really worth the risk?

 

 

With so many factors resulting in your teeth being stained, from your age, the medication you take, the foods you eat, the drinks you consume, and habits you have such as smoking, how can you achieve that gorgeous white smile? Here are my tips for natural ways to make your teeth that little bit whiter:

  1. Avoid ‘stainers’ such as coffee, tea and red wine. They often stain your teeth because the colour pigments in these drinks attach to the enamel (white part of the tooth). Whilst it might be difficult to avoid these drinks completely, by drinking them less you will definitely notice a difference in the colour of your teeth.
  2.  Stop smoking . Smoking can leave your teeth yellow because of the tar and nicotine in tobacco. Again, for many people it is difficult to stop smoking over night. But smoking less would have so many benefits including nicer teeth, so is definitely worth trying to do.
  3. Brush your teeth regularly. Yes, it’s completely obvious, but I bet many people don’t do it as much as they should. Don’t be lazy before bed and skip this important step because your teeth won’t thank you for it, and neither will your partner when you wake up with smelly breath! Some people recommend brushing after every meal, but that isn’t really practical, so twice a day should do the job.
  4. Eat strawberries and raw, water rich vegetables. This is because they contain many antioxidants. They’re healthy for you and make your teeth whiter, it’s a no brainer.
  5. Rubbing natural products on your teeth including banana peel, apple cider vinegar and lemon rinds. If you’re on Pinterest as often as me, you’ll know that there are many incredible uses to the natural products we use every day and often take for granted. It’s definitely worth trying if you have them in the house, although perhaps a little tricky and not the most amazing tasting things to be rubbing around your mouth!
  6. Try to avoid acidic food and drink. Similarly to the stainers, acidic food and drink is not good for your teeth and can damage the enamel therefore making them look more yellow. So try to avoid fizzy pop and sugary sweets as much as you can.
  7. Whitening toothpastes. There are plenty on the market, many of which I’m sure we have all tried. Personally, none have really made the cut for me. You might have discovered one you really love though, if you have make sure you let me know in the comments!
  8. Procoal*. Procoal is a product I have only very recently come across. It is 100% natural activated charcoal teeth whitening powder that is said to remove stains and discolouration from the surface of your teeth. When I first tried this product, I couldn’t wait to see what results it gave me with the claims it made. Of course, I was also a little unsure how I would get on with putting charcoal in my mouth, funnily enough something I had never done before! I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now and am really impressed with the results. It is a little strange having black powder fill your mouth, but thankfully it’s quite flavourless and doesn’t add too much time onto your teeth brushing routine. I like the fact that I’m using a natural, vegan product that leaves my teeth feeling not only whiter and brighter but really clean too. Here’s a cheeky heads up – If you’d like to try Procoal for yourself, you can bag yourself one at the moment on sale for £9.99 or 2 for £15.99 using the code “BUY2”.

So these are my lovely gnashers, not the best photo you’re going to see today, but I just wanted to share the difference I noticed just after a short time. I’m going to continue to use the product and keep an eye on my progress!

So these are my 8 top tips for brighter, whiter teeth. Do you do any of these things? Or perhaps you’ve got another great tip for brighter, whiter teeth? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

Jean xoxo

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* I was very kindly sent this product free of charge to try, however all opinions are my own. I would never recommend a product I didn’t use and love myself. If you choose to buy the product yourself, I will not receive any form of payment, I just wanted to share it with you!

 

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  1. February 26, 2017 / 12:17 am

    These are good tips. I drink coffee occasionally, but rinse out right away. I don’t smoke either.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      February 26, 2017 / 12:28 am

      Glad you liked them! That’s great 😊

  2. February 26, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    White teeth are like the holy grail of beauty and make you look so flawless. I would love to try Procoal because it really seems to work.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      February 26, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      It’s definitely what a lot of people want! You should definitely try it, it’s a fab product 😊

  3. Jeanine
    February 27, 2017 / 3:22 am

    Such great tips! I know so many people are fighting a constant battle with teeth. I could always use a little bit more white in my life so I will have to check out this product!

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      February 27, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      You defintely should! Glad you liked my tips and that they were helpful 🙂

  4. February 27, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Thanks for these great tips. Everyone wants a whiter smile and your tips will certainly help!

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      February 27, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  5. Tereza
    February 27, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Activated charcoal is great for your teeth – it does wonders to the whiteness! I also love using baking soda (although they do say it’s harmful) I use the one from Lush – it’s called Toothy Tabs and really whitens your teeth. I haven’t heard of Procoal as a brand before but will have a little browse through more reviews. Thank you for sharing! x

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      February 27, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Its great isn’t it?! Ah ok, I didn’t know Lush did a product. You’re very welcome!

  6. February 27, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Gosh I’m guilty of a number of those staining items listed! I do try to use a straw so that helps! 🙂 Great list and something we all should be doing! (using the charcoal)

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      February 27, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it sometimes to resist, but a straw is definitely a good idea! Would definitely recommend the procoal 🙂

  7. February 27, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    I drink a lot of coffee so I definitely need to do some whitening! I am going to try out these tips for sure.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      March 3, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Great, let me know how you get on!

  8. February 27, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Great tips! My teeth are in need of a little TLC at the minute – I drink way too much tea haha. I’m definitely going to check out Procoal x

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      March 3, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you! I know, I love a cuppa too but its important not to go too mad. You should, its great!

  9. Theresa
    February 28, 2017 / 12:34 am

    I agree that having whiter teeth is really important. These are all great tips!

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      March 3, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Glad you like them!

  10. February 28, 2017 / 1:31 am

    Thank you for the tips! I did not know about the apple cider vinegar. I have this in the house all the time. This would be perfect for me to try.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      March 3, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      You are so welcome! There are lots of great uses for apple cider vinegar 🙂

  11. March 2, 2017 / 2:31 am

    Avoiding acidic food and drink it great advice. They can both really erode the enamel on your teeth and dull their shine.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      March 3, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      For sure, should try and avoid them when you can.