BRIGHTEN YOUR SMILE AT ANY AGE!
A Hollywood smile is just seven days away
A beautiful smile can take years off your look. Dr Luke Cronin of Quality Dental says that while high-sugar diets are a factor, ageing is the most prominent cause of yellow teeth. How can we defy it?
1 Get the basics right
Brush with an electric toothbrush 2 mins morning and night and floss every day. Use toothpaste with 2% hydrogen peroxide. “HP removes stains and changes the colour of the yellow dentin beyond the enamel,” says Dr Cronin. TRY Philips Sonicare Healthywhite $179.95 Colgate Optic White $9.99 Oral-b 3D White Whitestrips $29.99
2 Try dentist-only options
TAKE-HOME PROFESSIONAL KITS Moulds of your teeth are created, and the whitening agent has a concentration of 6-14% HP. Sometimes night kits contain carbamide peroxide, which whitens for longer. IN-CHAIR WHITENING “I think the best option is the Zoom whitening system,” says Cronin. The 25% HP treatment takes around 1.5 hours, costs approximately $800 and results last for two years.
3 Stock up on good ingredientsents
Make sure your macros are balanced (carbs, s, proteinsprotein and fats) and drink plenty of water, swishing after every meal. Greek yoghurt, cheese, apples and nuts are great tooth-shining snacks.