3 At-Home Treatments and Tips That Will Transform Your Smile

Your smile is something that tells others about you. It can be welcoming, and inviting, put others at ease, and convey the emotions you’re feeling. So what if you’re the type that feels self-conscious about your smile and you find yourself tilting your head downwards, covering your mouth or smiling less than you want to? We’ve got some fabulous at-home treatments that are meant to transform your smile and fill you with confidence. By the time you’re done with these treatments, you’ll want to flash a big smile as often as possible.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits and Products are Popular for a Reason

Perhaps the most popular at-home treatment that will transform your smile is anything geared toward teeth whitening. There is no shortage of products in this category, and often people find it is a combination of products and regular maintenance/touch-ups that provide the best results.

Even if your teeth aren’t badly discolored, over time it’s common for such things as beverages, food, and other lifestyle choices such as smoking to dull the look of your teeth. They may take on a yellow or grey look that can’t be removed with basic teeth brushing alone.

There are a few different methods you can try. If you have mild discoloration you may want to start with a homemade treatment with baking soda and teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide and then brush your teeth with the paste. This can be done a few times a week, but be sure not to do it daily. This concoction is strong and you risk weakening your enamel if you over-use it.

Teeth whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can also be highly effective and you’ll find that just about every large toothpaste brand makes a version. This may require some trial and error as you work through different brands and formulations to find the best one for you.

There are also at-home whitening strips and kits. While these aren’t as powerful as what the dentist will use for teeth whitening, they can still offer noticeable results. Just be sure to read the directions carefully and don’t overdo it.

Moving forward, to keep your teeth looking white, use gentle whitening toothpaste and mouthwash daily and try to limit the foods and drinks that can cause staining.

Brush Your Teeth More Often – A Tip That Gets Overlooked

Here is a tip that is so simple and basic that people end up discounting it and not giving it the credit it deserves. No special products are needed this is just about creating a healthy oral hygiene routine. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day – morning and night. If possible,though, it’s even better to brush after each meal. This will ensure that food doesn’t build up on teeth, which can then lead to cavities.

When brushing your teeth make sure you do so for at least two minutes and that you are using a soft bristle toothbrush so as not to damage your teeth or gums.

If you want to increase the effects of teeth brushing, try looking into an electric toothbrush. Just be sure it has different intensity levels so that you can use a gentle setting. And just like with a standard toothbrush, be sure to replace the brush head often, usually every 12 weeks.

Align Your Teeth from Home – A Simple and Effective Method

Do you suffer from teeth crowding, gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, or crossbite? They are extremely common issues that people have, as having naturally straight and aligned teeth isn’t the case for most people. But rather than feel self-conscious about how your teeth look, why not use this simple at-home method that will shift your teeth over time, making sure they are properly aligned?

Clear aligners, such as what you’ll find at Aligner32, are customized to fit your teeth specifically and over four to six months will realign them. Imagine getting a perfectly straight smile in mere months? This is typically much faster than traditional braces.

Your aligner will need to be worn 22 hours a day, and you can remove it when eating so as not to cause issues. Because they are clear, they are very discreet and most people won’t even notice you have the aligner on.  

Another advantage clear aligners have when comparing them to braces is that there tends to be large cost savings. If you’re budget-savvy, this can be a much better approach to your teeth alignment issues.

A Smile That Will Exude Your Confidence

Using these tips and taking the time to improve your smile will pay off in a big way. You’ll feel more confident to flash your pearly whites, which means you’ll be smiling more often. And because a smile puts others at ease, watch for some positive changes in the way people greet and react to you.

Rachel Bartee

Rachel Bartee is a blogger and freelance writer dreaming of a tour round the world to write a story of her greatest life adventure. For the time being, she feels inspired by her daily yoga sessions and studies Interpersonal Relationships.