Staying in is officially the new going out. You may be wondering...what should I do next?!? Well the answer was simple for us; it's time to whiten and brighten our smile.
There are plenty of products to choose from when it comes to whitening your teeth. However, many whitening products use chemicals to bleach your teeth, which people find worrying. If you want whiter teeth but also want to avoid the dangerous chemicals, this article lists options that are designed for sensitive teeth and are UK, EU & US Approved.
Read below to learn more about our 6 Easy (& Affordable!) Ways To Whiten Teeth At Home In 2020. Check out our recommendations & some dental expert tips to keep your oral care routine healthy below.
1. Brush Teeth Twice A Day
The British Dental Association confirms that brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease and it can also prevent bad breath.
Plaque buildup on your teeth can cause them to look yellow so brushing regularly can be a super easy and cheap way to naturally whiten your teeth.
We love using the SmileTime Bamboo Toothbrushes to brush twice a day as the bristles are soft, gentle on gums, and the handle can be recycled.
2. Activated Charcoal
You can use activated charcoal to remove stains from your teeth. It’s believed that charcoal can remove pigments and stains from your teeth because it’s highly absorbent. It’s said to also get rid of bacteria and toxins in the mouth.
Hitched.com (the UK's leading online wedding platform) voted SmileTime's Natural Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder Kit as the best charcoal teeth whitener of 2020.
Recent medical studies and doctors confirm that Activated Charcoal has an enormous surface area that is dotted with the numerous nooks and crannies that draw in and trap toxic substances including stains on teeth. The charcoal works to whiten teeth by removing surface stains when brushed on.
It is safe to use for short periods to whiten your teeth.
3. Sodium Percarbonate Teeth Whitening Gel
Different teeth whitening products contain different teeth whitening ingredients which are called the 'active' whitening ingredient'.
Sodium percarbonate is a teeth whitening ingredient that has been proven to be both a functional and a safe ingredient for home whitening. The benefits of this teeth whitening ingredient is that it is efficient, safe to use and painless in the vast majority of cases.
SmileTime's Teeth Whitening Kit (as featured in Cosmo & Elle magazine) contains the sodium percarbonate teeth whitening gel which is made in the USA & designed for sensitive teeth, and works by oxidising the enamel to get up to 8 shades whiter teeth.
4. Eat Fruit And Vegetables
As Healthline reports, a diet high in fruits and vegetables may be good for both your body and your teeth. While they're no substitute for brushing them, crunchy, raw fruits and vegetables can help rub plaque away as you chew. Strawberries and pineapple are two fruits that have been claimed to help whiten your teeth.
5. Avoid Staining Food eg. Coffee or Tea
Coffee & Tea are some of the worst culprits at staining teeth.
Many people will brush their teeth and then immediately go out and grab a cup of coffee or tea on the way to work. Your teeth are porous, which means that they naturally absorb the liquid that you put into your body. The darkness of the coffee and tea can easily stain your teeth, even if you only have one or two cups a day.
You can prevent some staining by adding a little bit of milk to your coffee, which will lighten its colour and provide you with some much-needed calcium.
6. Try A Kick-Start Home Whitening Kit
The all-in-one SmileTime Ultimate Home Teeth Whitening Set is here.
The Teeth Whitening Kit delivers at least 2 shades whiter teeth, while the Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder & Natural Charcoal Teeth Whitening Kit removes existing stains, and prevents new ones from forming. Use our Teeth Whitening Pen for touch-ups on the go, maintain your results with the Teeth Whitening Gels.
Everything you need to whiten your teeth at home!