Expert tips for a whiter smile
To get a whiter smile it is important to first have your teeth whitened and then follow a strict regime of a healthy diet and dental hygiene, a US dental expert has claimed.
Dr Laura Torrado told UsMagazine.com that teeth-whitening products would have no effect unless teeth have initially been professionally whitened.
The cosmetic dentist, whose clients include Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively, explained that avoiding food and drinks such as coffee, wine and berries would help to reduce staining, while chewing gum throughout the day would combat the build-up of plaque between meal times.
She advised that although mouthwash is good for combating bad breath it would not remove stains and instead people should ensure they brush their teeth twice a day and floss regularly.
The positive effects of laser teeth whitening were recently reported by the Daily Mail, which stated that people who had received the treatment found their teeth to be up to six shades brighter after one application.