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We all want naturally whiter teeth. And there is a lot of information online on how you can achieve this. But you have to separate what is true and what is half-true.

Half-truth: As long as we brush our teeth after every meal, that should keep tooth stains away.

Truth: If you really want to keep stains at bay, you not only should brush after every meal but after every drink (excluding water) too. But we all know that really isn’t possible. So a quick tip here is that after every drink (like coffee/tea/juice etc), take a sip of water and gargle throughout your mouth vigorously. If there is a paper napkin on offer, then use that to wipe at least the front of your teeth. And if possible, especially when drinking cold drinks that may stain your teeth (like say an iced coffee or tea), use a straw and sip rather than gulp. By channelling liquid to your tongue  (remember we taste with our tongue, not our teeth) and then swallowing, you will avoid getting staining liquid over larger surface areas of your teeth.

 

 

Half-truth: If we don’t smoke and we don’t consume any staining foods or drinks and even when we do we brush our teeth right after…then we won’t have visible tooth stains.

Truth: That is actually pretty correct when it comes to extrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are the ones you get from food and drinks, cigarettes etc that stain the outer layer of your teeth (the enamel). But there is still possibility that you get intrinsic stains where the inner structure of your teeth (called “dentin”) turns brown.  This can be caused by various factors like consumption of a lot of antibiotics especially as a child, or injury to teeth like from a hard blow that causes internal bleeding within your tooth.

 

 

Half truth: Home-use tooth whitening products that contain peroxide-based ingredients are effective in whitening teeth.

Truth: That is true. But what they don’t tell you is that peroxide will cause sensitive teeth when over-used or used over an extended period of time. So one tooth condition solved, but a new one takes its place.  In our opinion, if you must use peroxide-based whitening products, best to get the dentist to professionally apply them for you. And for reference, you’re not going to get peroxide in any of our products. And you’re not going to find these either. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Triclosan, Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Petrochemicals, Phthalates/Plasticizers, Retinol.

Check out our gentle teeth whitening range here

 

 

Half-truth: The harder our toothbrush and the longer we brush our teeth; The more surface tooth stains we will remove.

Truth: Theoretically the statement is correct. But then we might as well use sandpaper on teeth to remove stains. This won’t just remove tooth stains. It will remove your tooth enamel and possibly your teeth completely as well.

It’s much better to visit your dentist once every 6 months where she/he will use the professional cleaning tools they have available to remove the toughest of accumulated stains and then use a soft toothbrush and a gentle whitening toothpaste  on a daily basis to remove the stains you would accumulate from food/drink in a day. If you don’t visit your dentist that frequently and have a need for some safe home use tooth stain removal tools, then check out some we have on offer here. 

 

Half-truth: If we go for professional whitening treatments like chemical bleaching or laser whitening, our teeth can become instantly white.

Truth: This is actually true. Many expensive professional teeth whitening treatments will help achieve instantly whiter teeth.  But if we continue drinking our regular cups of coffee/tea each day and not brushing our teeth after, then our teeth are going to stain pretty quickly and our investment into bright white teeth is going to turn  into a dud in a matter of weeks. Keep stains away in-between your dental/professional whitening visits with some of our affordable whitening solutions