With so many people wanting a brighter whiter smile it’s quite common to turn to celebrities to see what they are doing. Celebrity endorsement counts for much these days and this blog post looks at some of the best tips and tricks that celebrities are using to enjoy their brightest, whitest smile.
Hacks for whiter teeth without a dentist
#1 Dark Skin
Yes, you guessed it, tanning can actually help your teeth to look whiter. It’s all about the contrast, if your skin is darker then your teeth will have a tendency to look whiter by comparison. It’s a classic trick that many celebrities use.
#2 Red Lipstick
Red lipstick also has a tendency to make teeth look much whiter. Your lips form a perfect frame around your teeth and your smile, when slightly yellow teeth are framed by red, the contrast between red and yellow means that the yellow has a tendency to look whiter. Again, this is a common trick used by celebrity make-up artists to make teeth look much whiter instantly.
#3 Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpastes are now on the market and can offer a slight improvement in the colour of your teeth. It’s important to know the whitening toothpastes can only remove very minor surface staining due to the restrictions on any active ingredient which are in force with regards to toothpastes. You will need to use a whitening toothpaste twice per day for an extended period of time in order to see any noticeable change in the colour of your teeth.
Celebrity dentist treatments for a brighter smile
#4 Air abrasion
Air abrasion involves using a micro blaster which gently blasts extremely fine sand (aluminium oxide) against your teeth. This gentle air/sand abrasion then removes any surface staining present.
The technique can be done in approximately 20 min and if your dark teeth are due to surface staining then this technique can be really effective. It’s particularly good if the teeth are stained due to something you have consumed (perhaps red wine or some dietary supplements) it’s also very effective to remove staining caused by smoking.
#5 Teeth whitening
This is the most obvious solution for a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth and can’t be used if you have restorations such as dental veneers, crowns, bridges or bridges. Teeth whitening works by having a small amount of released hydrogen peroxide as an active agent in the teeth whitening gel, the teeth whitening gel is held against your teeth by a close-fitting and precision made bleaching tray, this ensures the whitening gel does not touch the delicate gum area around your teeth.
Teeth whitening should always be undertaken by a dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are in a good enough condition to accept the teeth whitening without causing any further damage. The whitening/bleaching trays made by a dentist will also be custom-made and precision fitting ensuring you get the whitest smile in the safest manner.
#6 Dental veneers
Sometimes teeth whitening is not able to whiten teeth adequately enough, perhaps your teeth are exceptionally dark naturally or have darkened down with age or due to the tooth having root treatment. If this is the case then a dental veneer can be placed over the surface of the tooth to completely cover it thereby changing the shape and colour of the tooth itself.
Many celebrities have dental veneers to completely transform their smile. The procedure takes approximately 3 weeks from start to finish including all of the preparation work by the dentist and having the dental veneers manufactured by a highly skilled dental technician.
#7 Teeth straightening
Whilst teeth straightening is not directly related to whiter teeth it can help to give a much brighter smile. Teeth which are twisted and rotated can fall into the shadows in your mouth, these shadows have a tendency to look dark. If your teeth are straight the shadowing disappears and the overall effect is that your smile looks brighter.
When teeth straightening is coupled with teeth whitening a dramatic difference in the brightness of your smile can be achieved.
If you would like that celebrity brighter smile with cosmetic dentistry we recommend talking to your local Croydon dentist today.
Dr Lage has a special interest in Implant Dentistry, Mercury free Dentistry, Root Canal Treatments (Endodontics), and Cosmetic Dentistry (crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening).
He is very calm and very good with children and nervous patients.
Jose speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish and is trying to improve his Italian and French.