Increase the Wattage of your Smile

May 05, 2015

It is said that a person who smiles a lot looks younger automatically. At the same time, if a smile shows off yellow and damaged teeth, their smile has the opposite effect! Here are some tricks and fixes to always have a high wattage smile at your disposal.


It may sound boring and dull, but the one way to a bright smile is basic hygiene. Top dentists recommend brushing after every single meal. If you can, pack a brush for work lunches. Flossing daily will also help in making your smile look better as even the best toothbrush cannot reach in some places of your mouth the way flossing can. As flossing plays a big role in preventing bacteria and plaque build-up, foods and drinks that are famous for teeth staining will not be able to stain them as easily.

Calcium and Vitamin C

Maintaining your strong teeth is another important aspect of bright teeth. If a balanced diet with teeth-fortifying nutrients is consumed regularly, you can fend off oral problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. For strong teeth and jawbone, consume calcium rich and low fat milk, cheese and green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Calcium fortified fresh juices are also a good addition to regular diet. Vitamin C also plays a very big role in maintaining strong teeth. It works as an antioxidant and repairs tissue and prevent bacteria from getting into the gums.

Forget Food and Drink Foes

There are some foods that are not so good for your smile. Sodas, even the diet sorts are bad for your teeth and smile. Sugary foods especially the hard and sticky or gummy candies and acidic foods can weaken tooth enamel and create a conducive environment for bacteria to thrive in. This can then cause tooth decay and tooth discolouration. Beverages like red wine, coffee and tea contribute to teeth staining and tobacco is also a big culprit to tooth staining.

Professional Bleaching

One of the most effective ways to get a brighter smile is by whitening your teeth at a dentist’s. With safe and effective methods, you will have an instant brighter smile. The only setback is the cost involved.

DIY Whitener

If the professional treatment is a big dent in your wallet, opt for some over the counter methods of teeth whitening like Aquafresh or Crest Whitestrips. Keep your smile dazzling with the methods above. A sparkling smile can take off the years in your age!