At Forestside Dental, we have all the teeth whitening hacks! We want you to fall in love with your smile again this new year. If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile in pictures, avoiding photos altogether or comparing teeth shades to your peers, then it’s time to make a change. Follow our 5 step guide below to find out the best ways to get whiter teeth. 

1. Trusted Toothpaste

Are you a morning ritual coffee drinker? I’m sure it’s no surprise that certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth. The most common drinks are coffee, tea, red wine, fizzy drinks and dark coloured fruit juices. As well as this, the popular food stain offenders include berries, tomato based sauces and curries. If any of these reoccur in your diet, they could be the culprit for your surface stains. 

A simple and easy solution for surface stains is selecting the right toothpaste. When browsing the various tubes available, there are a few reputable brands that the team at Forestside would recommend. For whiter teeth and lasting protection, we’d recommend Colgate’s Max WhiteOral B’s 3D White and Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening. All of these products can help you maintain whiter teeth and allow you to reclaim your smile.

2. Get Yourself an Electric Toothbrush 

Toothpaste is pretty useless without the right application. The best way to get whiter teeth is by cleaning them with an electric toothbrush. We don’t mean those lousy disposable vibrating ones; we mean the rechargeable toothbrushes with rotating, oscillating and pulsating technology. 

Many studies have proven the amazing benefits of using an electric toothbrush. Compared to manual brushing, using an electric toothbrush effectively removes more plaque and improves your long term oral hygiene and gum health. There are many options available which can make hunting for a dentist recommended and budget friendly option difficult. To make it easy, here are a few things that your new toothbrush must include: a built in 2 minute timer, 30 second pacer and pressure sensor – that’s it! As well as this, the brands we trust for optimal performance and price is Oral B and Philips Sonicare

So the best way to get whiter teeth is by applying a pea sized amount of your trusted toothpaste on a Forestside recommended electric toothbrush.

3. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Your daily routine shouldn’t stop at brushing. If you don’t remember the last time you flossed, then you aren’t practising good oral hygiene. Our experts advise patients to floss and mouthwash at least once a day and brush their teeth with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes twice daily. Implementing this into your daily routine is the best way to get whiter teeth and prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. 

4. Book an Appointment With a Hygienist

If you’ve followed steps 1-3 for a few months and found that your teeth aren’t whiter, then it’s time to book an appointment with a hygienist. Our skilled dental hygienists will assess and thoroughly clean your teeth during your appointment. A thorough clean will remove any stubborn stains and the build up of plaque and tartar. 

Regular visits with a hygienist will help prevent stains and yellowing on your teeth. After a visit with our dental hygienist, your teeth will feel shiny, smooth and smile worthy. To get started, book an appointment today!


5. Regain Whiter Teeth With Zoom Whitening  

There is still a solution if the shade of your teeth hasn’t improved with the previous steps. For radical changes that go deeper than the surface of your teeth, we provide patients with the industry leading cosmetic service – zoom whitening. This technology penetrates deep into your teeth’s enamel, which can remove long term yellowing in record time. 

Zoom whitening is the best way to get whiter teeth if you’re looking for a fast, effective and professional outcome or if all your other efforts have failed. If you want more information on this service, you can contact our team directly by filling out our quick and easy contact form today!


Get Whiter Teeth With Forestside!

At Forestside Dental, our dentistry specialists can help you achieve a whiter smile worthy of being flashed in front of the camera. We are here to advise you on the best ways to get whiter teeth at home and the services available at our practice. 

So why not book an appointment with our experts today? Or contact us at 023 8087 9088 for more information on how we can help you get whiter teeth. Alternatively, fill out our user friendly contact form, and we’ll get back to you.  

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