How to get whiter looking teeth

Find out how to help whiten your teeth within weeks

Having a set of pearly white teeth looks amazing, and can do wonders for your confidence. Read on to discover how to help spruce up your smile and give your teeth the film-star shine they deserve.


How often should I brush?

If you’ve already got naturally white teeth then the healthiest (and simplest) way to help whiten your teeth is to brush them regularly. How often? Two is the magic number when it comes to brushing daily. Any less can allow teeth-staining food or drink to linger in your mouth, whereas brushing more than three times a day can cause damage to the enamel on your teeth.

You should aim to brush for two minutes every time you clean your teeth for maximum effect. Try and floss too if you can, because it’s likely that there are areas of your teeth that your brush simply won’t reach. Flossing can be invaluable for removing bits of food and sugar that can hinder your teeth whitening efforts, and is also brilliant for helping to prevent plaque and tartar build-up between your teeth.

Looking after your teeth is also vital as poor dental health can result in conditions such as gum disease. Gum disease, in turn, can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes.


Toothpaste

Looking after your teeth is impossible without toothpaste, and picking the right one is essential to any teeth whitening regime. If you want to see results within weeks, we recommend using a specialist whitening toothpaste to achieve your desired shade of white. These contain special cleaning agents which can cleanse your teeth of stubborn stains from the likes of tea, coffee, wine or tobacco.

Don’t worry if you’ve got sensitive teeth either. We stock plenty of whitening toothpastes that’ll help enhance your smile without being too harsh to use. Remember though, the effects of whitening toothpastes are only temporary and you may need to use again to keep your teeth looking whiter.


Home whitening kits

Another popular choice for those looking to achieve dazzling whiteness are home whitening kits. These can yield results quickly, with some instant teeth whitening kits like the Rapid White 1 Week Tooth Whitening System including added bonuses like customisable mouth trays for maximum comfort.

Home whitening kits are available in a range of different formats, so make sure to read up on reviews of each one. This way you’ve got a better chance of getting both the best teeth whitening result for you and the best value for money.


Strips

Teeth whitening strips are one of the most popular home whitening kits on the market, partly because they’re so easy to use. Simply apply the sticky side to your teeth and leave the strips in your mouth for a matter of minutes whilst they help to brighten your smile. Once the time’s up, simply remove the strips and discard them. Alternatively, you can buy dissolving teeth whitening strips for added simplicity.


Gels

Some teeth whitening kits come with special gels which help whiten teeth when used together with a mouth tray. Once the gel has been emptied into the tray, place the tray into your mouth and allow the gel to work its magic. Some kits containing whitening gel may also include teeth whitening polish to help provide an added sparkle.


Swabs

Another simple teeth whitening method are swabs. These contain a special liquid which, when rubbed gently on your teeth, will begin restoring the natural whiteness of your teeth. It generally takes around five minutes to apply the swab’s liquid to your teeth, and you should wait at least 30 minutes until you eat or drink after using them.


What else can I use?

Not happy with a teeth whitening kit and sparkle-enhancing toothpaste? Another weapon to add to help your instant teeth whitening arsenal is mouthwash. Aside from being great for your gums and breath, a w