The average human ingests rather too much sugar, enjoys a cup of coffee or tea to perk themselves up in the morning, without realising as their teeth age they become discoloured.

These are all aspects of our daily life, but they also have an impact on the well being of our teeth. Unless you are incredibly lucky, you have most likely noticed grey or yellow stains appearing somewhere on your teeth. Here are a few helpful tips for achieving that winning smile to give you the confidence to smile and show your teeth like you did when you were knee high to a grasshopper.

The first thing you need to address is those unwanted stains on your teeth. The best way to start is by putting together of half hydrogen peroxide and half mouthwash. Swish this around for a minute or so and give a good rinse. It may not be the most enjoyable process but it will be worth it in the end. Making your own teeth whitening toothpaste is also possible by combing baking soda, toothpaste, and water in a small bowl until you get a paste-like consistency. This approach has been known to be very rewarding as well as being cost effective.
If you feel that your situation needs more than just hydrogen peroxide and mouthwash, or tooth whitening paste and you would like to turn to the experts in the field of dentistry, there are a large amount of teeth whitening techniques to choose from. I would advise consulting with your dentist to ensure you get the technique that matches your needs and expectations. In most cases you will pick a professional whitening solution for the teeth.
It is imperative to understand what substances cause stains and which ones can be helpful when it comes to preventing them. Drinking coffee, smoking and drinks with high colouring in-for example blackcurrant juice, are known to cause stains. Sugary and highly acidic drinks such as Coca-Cola are known to break down tooth enamel, creating thin and discoloured teeth. You must try not to let these substances linger in your mouth if possible. On the other hand, apples, pears, and celery all trigger saliva production in the mouth. Regular intake of these foods is like naturally rinsing your mouth.

If you want further assistance in how to achieve that winning smile, St Peter’s Lodge, a Dental Practice, based in St Albans, Hertfordshire can provide you with a full range of routine dentistry, as well as more advanced procedures. They make use of the best in modern technology and materials like whitening, metal-free white fillings, smile-makeovers and implants. They pride themselves in ensuring high standards are always met, including strict hygiene and sterilisation procedures.

If you live in the Hertfordshire area, I can’t think of a better place to go to ensure you can smile with the best of them. Visit to find out more about teeth whitening in Hertfordshire.

St Peters Lodge Dental Practice,
7 Manor Road,
St Albans,