If you regularly drink coffee or tea, you must have faced some extent of teeth staining. Due to age, health condition, diet, oral habits- our teeth start to stain. Before it gets out of hands, you can prevent it by using teeth whitening products and maintaining a good oral habit.
If you ask me, I dwell on coffee and tea- big time! The boost of caffeine creates an effect where it feels like my chronic pain gets somewhat tolerable. I know it sounds like a caffeine addiction. Though the hot cup of coffee works wonderfully, the stain it leaves over time doesn’t work at all. So to take out the stain I use teeth whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes. The following 4 products are the ones which have worked well for me.
Tips for Brighter Smile:
- The first tip any dentist will give you is to cut off cola, coffee, tea, too much citrus fruit, alcohol and cigarettes. As an avid tea-coffee drinker, I can’t cut it off and go cold turkey, which brings us to the next 2 tips.
- Use a straw for your coffee or tea.
- Apart from brushing-flossing twice daily, brush after you take tea or coffee. If that’s not possible, use plain water to rinse your mouth very well.
- Add more crunchy fruit and vegetable to your diet.
- Visit your dentist.
- Avoid orange based lip colors and go for blue based ones, like this blue-based red lip color I am wearing here.
4 Teeth Whitening Products:
Teeth whitening pastes or mouthwashes usually have a mild abrasive such as baking soda that removes the stains. With consistent use, they can help lessen stains and yellowing of teeth.
My favorite 4 products are:
- Luster Power White toothpaste
- Hello Extra Whitening toothpaste
- Popwhite Whitening Primer toothpaste
- Popwhite Whitening Toner Oral Rinse
Here is a comparison picture before using any kind of whitening toothpastes. The second picture was taken after 7 days of following the above tips along with a whitening toothpaste.
Luster Power White toothpaste:
This toothpaste claims to remove up to 95% of surface stains in just 5 days. Though I didn’t have any huge surface stain to begin with, but just after the first wash I could feel a smoother teeth surface which looked a bit brighter. When I use this, I do not use it every day, rather I use it 3-4 times a week.
The only downside of this product is the flavor. It has peroxide as the main whitening agent. So it leaves a weird flavor in your mouth which is noticeable for first-time users.
Price: $6.99, Found online here.
Hello Extra Whitening toothpaste:
With a minty flavor, this product works towards both tooth sensitivity and staining. I feel like this is a good everyday-use toothpaste.
Price: $4.99, Found online here.
Popwhite Whitening Primer toothpaste and
Popwhite Whitening Toner Oral Rinse:
You’ve obviously heard about color-correcting techniques when it comes to hair and makeup (purple shampoo neutralizes brassiness in blond hair). Popwhite uses the same technology to correct yellow stain on the teeth.
Popwhite’s peroxide-free Primer (toothpaste) and Toner (oral rinse) whiten, brighten, polish and clean teeth while freshening breath with peppermint oil, Xylitol and Coconut Oil. These products are vegetarian, cruelty-free.
Available for $24 each ($36 for both), can be found online here.
Word of Caution:
- These products work on minor “outer surface” stain, caused by diet or oral habit.
- If you are pregnant, ask your doctor before using any kind of teeth-whitening products.
- Do not use these products on children under 12 years.
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