No matter how much you brush or floss, keeping your teeth white can still be a challenge. Coffee, soda, wine, and pretty much all types of food can stain your teeth and cause you to feel less confident about your smile. Don’t stress, though. There are small things you can do to help brighten your smile without having to spend hundreds on expensive dental tools.
Here are the secrets you need to know:
If you don’t already, add milk to your tea. Why? Because milk can actually reduce stains from forming on your teeth. Milk contains a protein called, casein. Tea contains tannin. When adding milk to your tea, the casein binds to the tannin and prevents enamel from forming stains.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about coffee. So, when drinking coffee make sure to use a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
Keep A Teeth Whitening Pen
A teeth whitening stick should be your best friend — it should always be in your purse! One of the best ways to prevent stains is to stop them in their tracks. After you’ve had a cup of coffee or some sugary food, use a teeth whitening pen to remove stains from just sitting on the surface of your teeth.
Use Your Lipstick
Did you know lipstick can help your teeth look whiter? The key is to wear a lipstick with cool undertones, as opposed to warm undertones. Blue, red, and mauves (to name a few) can stop your teeth from appearing yellow and stained.