My teeth are not completely white; I drink too much black
tea for a Hollywood smile. I tried adding a little milk on the recommendation
of a dentist but I cannot stand the taste that way. Apparently green tea stains less than your average breakfast tea,
so that was another avenue I tried but again I never took to that either. It’s a shame I turn my nose up at that type
of tea because it does have supposed health benefits but I am a woman who likes
things just so.
can help with stains but finding time just to brush my teeth of a morning is
enough of a battle, we have the school run to prepare for so it’s a very basic
morning routine. Then come the evening
when the boys are sleeping and technically I have the time, I am too exhausted
to bother (just don’t tell my dentist!).
can rinse your mouth after your cuppa or glass of wine to help with
stains. But if I have just savoured a
glass of wine the last thing I want to do is immediately swill away the
exquisite taste. I use whitening
toothpaste and it must help a little, but I think I do need to see what other
options I could try.
would never try bleaching my teeth at home; we have enough problems as it is
dyeing my hair, we stain towels, the bath, my ears and face! But the difference is if I got whitening
wrong I could cause all kinds of permanent damage to my teeth! A lovely smile gives me confidence so the
last thing I want to do is destroy that.
The Centre of Advanced Dentistry Yorkshire is
one place you can head to if you want to have it done safely. All the staff are registered with the General Dental Council and as such have to
follow their standards, that’s the kind of reassurance you need when it comes
to something as important as your smile.
I know people like to save money where they can but some things are not
even worth trying to DIY or go with cowboys.
Only fully qualified dentists should be carrying out whitening and
unfortunately there are lots of illegal tooth whitening treatments
occurring. Like anything do your
research including reading customer testimonies and checking the credentials of
the firm you hope to use.
It’s a big business with apparently more than 100,000 Britons relying on whitening treatment every year because of this lots of untrained individuals are touting for business without the proper experience or qualifications. They may try and use chlorine dioxide which is now proven to strip teeth of enamel, so please do choose carefully.