All Posts in Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Smiling and Job Opportunities

In these hard economic times, many people are looking for ways to improve in their work or find better jobs. It is well known that people that like their smiles and the appearance of their teeth are not afraid of smiling, have a higher self-esteem and appear more confident. These people generally have better chances of getting promoted or obtaining a job. A smile conveys friendliness; it makes you seem approachable. Do not overlook the importance of your smile. Let your smile work for you!

Many people don’t like to smile or show their teeth because they are embarrassed. Sometimes, people don’t smile because they could be missing or have stains on their front teeth, have cavities, severe inflammation and bleeding of the gums, misalignment or crowding of their front teeth, have dental pain or abscesses or any combination of these.

With the advances in dentistry, dental materials and technology, common dental problems can be solved in fewer dental appointments. For example:

  1. Missing teeth: A temporary acrylic partial can be fabricated in a few days.
  2. Cavities: Most cavities can be restored the same day as long as there is no need for root canals.  If you have many cavities, you can ask your dentist to start restoring your front teeth, so you can start smiling sooner!
  3. Stained or darkened teeth: A regular cleaning removes external stains (from tea, coffee and tobacco). This can be done in one appointment. Dental whitening can also be done in few appointments and can remove internal stains, which include the yellowing of teeth.
  4. Severe gum inflammation: This most likely will require a deep cleaning which is generally done in two sessions using local anesthesia.
  5. Crowded and misaligned teeth:  While orthodontic treatment is the most recommended treatment, it normally takes a few years to correct severe crowing. For some cases, another option is veneers and crowns, which can be done in fewer appointments, but do require preparation of teeth.
  6. Dental pain or abscess: In this case, you will most likely require a root canal or an extraction. Antibiotics are necessary in most cases.

As briefly explained, many of the dental problems that could be stopping you from smiling and making you feel better can be resolved at the dentist in just a few appointments. I encourage you to schedule your preventive appointment now! Our practice focuses on prevention and patient education and we believe that “Prevention is less expensive than treatment of disease or conditions”. “Do not wait until it hurts”.  For further questions, you can contact us at Toll Free : 800 80 80 80.

Read More
hollywood smile

The Power of Smiling and the Reasons to Keep Smiling

The daily interaction with my patients has enriched me in both professionally and personally. After 15 years of practicing dentistry I have seen time and again how people that smile are happier, look healthier and live longer. These patients generally take few or no medications and have a “clean” medical history. When I run into one of these “happy and healthy old patients”, I ask them what they do to stay happy and healthy. The common answer is: Smile!

hollywood smile

1. A natural remedy

Studies have shown that smiling releases serotonin and endorphins. We can help our body release these brain chemicals by laughing.

2. Relieves Stress

Smiling helps prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to smile. You will feel better.

3. Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling improves immune function, possibly because you are more relaxed. Have you noticed that “Happy People” don’t get sick as often as unhappy people?

4. Lowers Your Blood Pressure

Sit for a few minutes and take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. You will see a difference.

5- Changes Moods

When someone is smiling they brighten up the room, change situations and the moods of others. A smiling person brings happiness to others.

6. Makes You Look Younger and More Attractive

We are naturally attracted to smiles. The muscles used to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Avoid surgery: Just smile more. You’ll look younger and feel better!

7. Improves your Self-Esteem

Your smile conveys friendliness; it makes you approachable. People who smile appear more confident, and are more likely to be promoted. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and see the results!

 8. Helps You Stay Positive

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. Hard, isn’t it? Smiling can cure anxiety and depression.

9. IT IS FREE!

ARE YOUR TEETH KEEPING YOU FROM SMILING?

If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth, the dentist can help you bring back your smile!  A simple cleaning, teeth whitening, crowns or veneers could drastically improve your health and self-esteem.

At Dentcare Clinic, we are fully committed to helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. For more information about teeth whitening, then please contact the team: dentcarecenter@gmail.com+971-4-4370111.

Read More

When is a Root Canal Needed?

When the nerve inside the tooth dies, becomes severely infected or inflamed, a root canal treatment is necessary if you want to keep your tooth. The other alternative to a “root canal” is to have the tooth removed. Many people are afraid of “getting a root canal”; however, once the tooth is completely numb, and the infection has been controlled with antibiotics, root canal treatment is completely painless.

Sometimes no symptoms are present; however, signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures lasting more than 30 seconds (Nerve inflamed)
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth. No pain (Nerve died)
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums (abscess)

Endodontic therapy or “root canal” eliminates the infected the nerve of the tooth by cleaning a shaping the space inside of the roots occupied by the infected pulp and restoring these spaces with a plastic filler material.

A root canal requires one or more office visits and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canals.

The first step in the procedure is to take an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals and determine if there are any signs of infection in a surrounding bone. Your dentist or endodontist will then use local anesthesia to numb the tooth. Next, to keep the area dry and free of saliva during treatment, a rubber dam is placed (a sheet of rubber) around the tooth.

The pulp along with bacteria, the decayed nerve tissue is removed from the tooth. The cleaning out process is accomplished by using root canal files and antimicrobial agents. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed with a pink plastic filler called “gutta percha”. The final step involves further restoration of the tooth with a crown.

Root Canal

Do I need a root canal if I need a crown?

Not always. Sometimes, vital teeth can be restored with a crown without needing a root canal prior to placement of the crown. The tooth may need a root canal if it shows any of the signs mentioned before, such as, extreme sensitivity, severe toothache, swelling, etc.

Do I need a crown if I get a root canal?

Almost always. Since a tooth that needs a root canal often has a large filling or extensive decay, a crown and post, or other restoration often needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function.

Read More

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Treatment in Children

We know that it is not always easy for parents to tell if their child has an orthodontic problem or when is the right time to take your child to start orthodontic treatment. Through a complete dental examination that includes x rays we can spot upcoming dental problems early.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child receive an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven. By this age, major orthodontic problems can be identified and treated while some baby teeth are still present. This is important because some orthodontic problems can be easily corrected when diagnosed and treated at an early age. Most orthodontic patients begin active braces treatment between the ages of nine and 14.

Early orthodontic treatment can prevent more serious problems from arising and may make treatment at an older age less complicated. In some cases, the doctor can achieve results, which would not be possible once the face and jaws have already finished growing.

By getting early treatment, jaw growth can be guided, harmful oral habits can be corrected to avoid further damage to the jaws and bite and the appearance and self-esteem of your child can be improved.  Early orthodontic treatment can reduce and sometimes eliminating the need for full orthodontic treatment (Braces) or surgery.

Orthodontic TreatmentWhat are the signs that indicate that you child may need orthodontic treatment?

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the following are early warning signs:

  • Early loss of baby teeth
  • Late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Open Bite
  • Deep bite
  • Cross-bite
  • Sucking on fingers
  • Crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Shifting of the jaws
  • Jaws that protrude, are recessed or which make sounds
  • Biting the inside of the mouth
  • Teeth which protrude, don’t meet correctly or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry
  • Teeth grinding or clenching

If you notice any of these characteristics or behaviors in your child you should schedule a check up appointment for your child.

At Dentcare Clinic, we are fully committed to helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.  We look forward to meeting every young patient and will provide you and your child with quality dental care in our friendly, comfortable environment.

Read More

Hollywood Smile Design

Dental Services That Will Have Your Smile Red-Carpet Ready

Smile Design

 

Viewers of the Academy Awards everywhere will tune in to see if their favorite actors, actresses, directors, and other cinematic professionals will win their Oscars. But when it comes to watching the Academy Awards, finding out who gets the big wins is only part of the fun. Watching who comes with who and seeing who wears what is a large part of what makes the Oscars worth throwing a party or friendly gathering for.

Year after year, viewers and reviewers spend weeks after the awards recalling which dresses were worn, commenting on the hairstyles that are sure to start trends, and wondering how the stars managed to get those Hollywood smiles. While most of us will never be able to afford that one-of-a-kind Versace gown, the good news is that a beautiful, white Hollywood smile is just a call away.

Smile Design

Smile Design offers you the opportunity to achieve a smile that is as bright and beautiful as the stars’ on Oscar night. Smile Design offers a suite of services to choose from that, when added to a strategically crafted dental plan, result in a confidence-boosting aesthetic.

Smile Design services include:

Dental implants:

Implants offer a permanent, long-term solution for missing teeth. Not only do they look and feel like natural teeth, they also maintain your facial structure and integrity. A dental implant consists of a small, screw-shaped, titanium post that replaces the root of a missing tooth and is covered by a porcelain tooth-like crown that will give you back your natural smile. Depending on the number of missing teeth, there are options for single-tooth and multitooth replacement.

Crowns:

Over time teeth can become weak or severely worn down, leading to decay, cracking, and breaking. Porcelain crowns are the perfect restoration for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. These natural-looking covers make imperfections in teeth entirely unnoticeable. When crafted carefully and with your individual needs in mind, a permanent crown can restore your confidence, comfort, and overall quality of life.

Teeth whitening:

As you age, your teeth are exposed to foods and drinks that stain them. Though your teeth may be perfectly healthy, they can appear damaged and make you look older. Fortunately, if you have deep stains or want to achieve a brighter smile quickly, there are teeth-whitening options that can help you acquire a beautiful, youthful-looking, bright smile. Both at-home and in-office treatment options are available and use the most effective teeth-whitening systems available today. All treatment options are simple and noninvasive.

Porcelain veneers:

Sometimes teeth are damaged or discolored in a way that can’t be corrected with crowns or whiting treatments. When this happens, veneers offer a beautiful solution. These ultra-thin, tooth-colored coverings are custom made and are fit to the front surface of your teeth, changing the appearance to the size and shape you desire. Veneers are perfect for fixing discolored and chipped teeth.

Straightening:

Straightening your smile no longer requires years of wearing metal wires on your teeth. There are a variety of “invisible” straightening options, such as Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®, which allow you to have a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile in just a matter of months.

If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable with or embarrassed about your smile, or if you simply wish it was just a bit brighter or whiter, Desert Valley Dentistry can help you with our cosmetic and Smile Design services. Call us at Toll Free : 800 80 80 80 to set up your personal consultation — and look forward to feeling red-carpet ready in no time at all.

Read More

Inman Aligner vs. Invisalign: Why We Prefer the Inman Aligner

When it comes to straightening your teeth without the use of traditional metal braces, there are few options to choose from. However, two of the most common options adults choose to straighten their teeth are Invisalign clear braces and Inman Aligner.

In this article, we are going to compare Invisalign with Inman Aligner so you can see which one is right for you.

Note: The prime use of the Inman Aligner is for people who didn’t wear their retainer after braces and the front teeth have crowded again.

These people usually don’t want full braces again, so the Inman Aligner is a nice and simple way to make them happy. Invisalign can also do this, too, but is also used for full orthodontics, which the Inman Aligner can’t do.

So, for the purpose of this article, we are comparing the Inman Aligner with Invisalign based on how they fix the problem of front teeth crowding.

Let’s talk about Invisalign first

Invisalign works by creating a custom series of aligners that are designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Many adults like the idea of Invisalign because it enables him or her to straighten crooked teeth without the social stigma of being an adult with braces.

So, here are a few of the pros of Invisalign:

  • Clear option for straightening your teeth
  • Can work well for a variety of cases

Now, in addition to the pros of using Invisalign to straighten teeth, there are some cons that you need to consider when trying to determine whether or not Invisalign is the correct treatment option for you.

Here are a few of the cons associated with Invisalign:

  • The aligners must be worn 24/7 except to eat and clean.
  • You must remove aligners to eat or drink anything (except water).
  • It’s important to brush your teeth after every meal to avoid discoloring or staining.
  • New aligners are needed every 2 weeks, with visits to your dentist or orthodontist every 4-6 weeks.
  • Invisalign is generally a more costly procedure when compared to the Inman Aligner.

So what about the Inman Aligner?

Now, let’s move on and discuss the Inman Aligner. Having done both invisalign and the Inman aligner, we find the Inman is more effective for most patients.

The Inman Aligner (as we mentioned at the beginning of the article) fits a certain patient profile, and is very effective at accomplishing the goals patients want to achieve in those situations.

The Inman Aligner and Invisalign really have different target audiences. Invisalign is a system that is designed to be a comprehensive orthodontics solution, and at least in the orthodontist world, most of them charge as much or more for Invisalign than they do for regular braces. Part of the reason for that is because the shells themselves are so expensive.

The ideal patient for Inman Aligner treatment is an adult who had braces when they were kids (or maybe they didn’t), and they quit wearing their retainers and now their bottom teeth or their top teeth have started to shift and crowd again.

While they certainly don’t like the fact that their teeth are crowded, they do not want to do braces again (metal braces carry a social stigma for some, and Invisalign is an expensive procedure).

The Inman Aligner is a much less expensive, much quicker way to straighten those front four teeth and reduce crowding on the upper or lower four teeth. Sometimes at Lifetime Smiles we do go to an Invisalign-like concept and we use a series of clear shells for very minor movement.

So to recap, here are the pros and cons of using the Inman Aligner compared to Invisalign:

Here are a few of the pros of using an Inman Aligner:

  • Easy to remove and clean
  • Less expensive than Invisalign or metal braces
  • Works quickly
  • Only one is needed (aligners do not need to be replaced as treatment progresses)
  • Great solution for crowding of the upper and lower front teeth in adults

While we think the Inman Aligner is a great solution for our patients suffering from front teeth crowding issues, here are a few of the things some people have expressed as cons when wearing the Inman Aligner:

  • The Inman Aligner has a small metal bar, which can be seen
  • It is more bulky than clear shells
  • Only works for crowding of the front teeth
  • You have adjustments every two weeks

So What is the best option for you?

At Lifetime Smiles, we believe in making sure each patient gets the proper treatment that is right for them. Above, we have outlined the pros and cons of both Invisalign and the Inman aligner in order to help you make an educated decision on which one is right for you.

So, if you want to learn more about the Inman Aligner and how our dentist, can help restore your smile, contact us today!

Read More

Inman Aligner – How Does It Straighten the Teeth?

More and more people are getting the Inman Aligner advantage and when it comes to correcting the front teeth, it has become a favorite among a growing number of dentists. What is Inman Aligner and how does it straighten your teeth?

What is the Inman Aligner?

Inman Aligner is a simple, removable appliance that can quickly and safely align and straighten the front 6 upper/lower front teeth. The Inman Aligner is perfect as a standalone treatment or to correct alignment of the teeth prior to other cosmetic procedures like boding or veneers.

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner has one buccal and one lingual bow that “pushes” the teeth into right position with light and steady forces.

Is it comfortable to wear?

For the first 3-4 days you might experience soreness or tenderness in the mouth and/or increased salivation. After this initial period of time, patients say that it becomes more comfortable.

How often should a patient wear it? Does the amount of time it is being worn affects it’s effectively?

You need to wear the Inman Aligners for 16-20 hours/day. General rule of thumb is the more hours the aligners are worn, the faster the treatment and the less hours, the slower the treatment.

How different is the Inman Aligner from the other orthodontic alternatives?

Inman Aligner is a compromised orthodontic treatment since it can only move the front upper and/or lower 6 teeth. But it is faster and cheaper than fixed braces or clear aligners like Invisalign. All treatment with Inman Aligner is evaluated and planned by the computer to know exactly how much space we need to create or close. Every patient is presented with a 3D printed model (after treatment) before the treatment.

 

Who is a candidate for the Inman Aligner?

All patients – no matter the age that present following:

  1. Healthy teeth and gums
  2. Upper/lower front teeth with mild/moderate crowding and differential wear
  3. Relapse from earlier orthodontic treatment due to failed retention
  4. For busy people who cannot wear orthodontic appliance since Inman Aligner can easily be removed for an important meeting/phone call
  5. Preferably do 1 arch at the time and if you only need to treat upper or lower teeth

How long does a general case take?

Most of my cases take between 6-12 weeks.

What can patients expect when they start wearing it?

How fast it works without pain and what a beautiful smile you can create.

What’s involved in the treatment?

After the first assessment to verify if you are suitably for Inman Aligner treatment:

  1. Impressions and photos are taken.
  2. Discussion with the patient which tooth is in most favorably position, etc.
  3. Measure the width of one tooth for calibration.

At the day of fitting the Inman Aligner:

  1. Instructions given how to insert/remove the Inman Aligner
  2. Place the composite “tags” to keep the bow in right place.
  3. If needed create space by “stripping” between the teeth with very thin diamond strips.

How should patients care for the aligners?

Brush with toothbrush and toothpaste and keep it in the yellow container box when not in use.

Do patients need retainers at the end of the treatment? If so, what kind of retainers are they? And how long should they be worn?

You will always need a retainer after all kind of orthodontic treatment as long you want your teeth to stay aligned. For best results and maintenance post-treatment, I prefer a fixed multi-strained retainer glued to the back of your teeth.

How often are the visits to the dentist?

I see my patients for regular check-ups every 2-3 weeks. Once treatment is complete, I see them every six months to make sure the retainer is in perfect condition.

If you wish to book an appointment, please call Dentcare Dental Clinic at Toll Free: 800 80 80 80 or request an appointment online.

Read More
invisalign braces teen

Dental Braces vs Invisalign

Benefits of Invisalign

The use of Invisalign is an efficient method for tooth movements that are not too complicated. A set of clear, computer-generated trays is ideally worn 24 hours a day with change-outs every two weeks. There are certain trays that can last for six months to one year. However, these require some form of retention to prevent the teeth from shifting back. One of its best advantages is that the trays are relatively invisible. Hence the name Invisalign. Some people simply don’t want anyone to know they are wearing braces. They also provide help for people who wish to obtain straight teeth while still feeling comfortable in social situations. Wearing Invisalign offers comfort because it does not affect your speech.

Invisalign treatment can be expected to work more efficiently for esthetic purposes rather than for the purpose of improving the functionality of the teeth. This is why many people, especially those who have complex dental problems, still prefer dental braces.

Benefits of dental braces

Dental braces feature brackets that tend to run along a wire. An orthodontist or other trained dental professional is responsible for affixing the dental braces onto the teeth. The wire and brackets that form part of the braces are pressed against the patient’s teeth. This supports slight movements that can help in properly aligning and straightening the teeth.

Braces vs Invisalign

Braces vs Invisalign

Dental braces can correct even the most complicated issues in aligning the teeth. The braces are not only esthetically pleasing, but functional as well. These are beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth.

Dental braces are better for complex cases

There are plenty of reasons why you might choose dental braces over Invisalign. Mainly composed either of colored metal or resin brackets, braces are attached onto the face of the teeth. Braces also come with a wire that runs through them and affixes them in place. One benefit of dental braces over Invisalign is that these are not removable.

Unlike an Invisalign treatment which is extremely useful for esthetic purposes and simple dental issues, braces are functional and work efficiently for fixing complex tooth issues. Braces can also be expected to work faster at closing gaps and aligning the teeth than Invisalign.

According to patients, braces work in moving misaligned teeth within a relatively short period. The use of these dental materials in aligning the teeth is also a huge help in fixing bites and creating an attractive and healthy smile. This plays a significant role in boosting the patient’s self-confidence. Dental braces are also useful in correcting malocclusion (crooked or crowded teeth) and bad bites.

If the patient’s bite is abnormal, then the application of braces can bring out his or her best smile. The immediate correction of this problem can improve the patient’s smile while also boosting his or her oral health. This is beneficial because being unable to correct an abnormal bite, or other dental issues that are treatable using braces, can lead to oral health problems. This proves the usefulness of dental braces in curing various dental problems.

Are braces better than Invisalign? Ultimately it’s going to come down to determining the specific need in each case and deciding which one will meet that need in the best way for your patient.

Read More

How do Porcelain Veneers Differ from Dental Crowns?

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

In comparison to crowns, porcelain veneers just cover over the front side of a tooth.

Porcelain veneers are wafer thin.

As alluded above, crowns and porcelain veneers differ by way of their comparative thickness.

  • Porcelain veneers are wafer thin, typically measuring 1 millimeter in thickness or less.
  • Dental crowns usually have a thickness of 2 millimeters or more.

Less tooth grinding is required.

This means that significantly less tooth trimming is required when veneers are placed.

  • Less reduction is needed on the tooth’s front side, where the veneer is bonded.
  • No trimming is needed on the tooth’s backside.
  • With some veneering techniques no tooth reduction is needed at all.

This is a very important feature of veneers. It means that, as compared to crowns, when they are place less healthy tooth structure is sacrificed. Additionally, the preparation process is less traumatic for the tooth (and possibly the patient too).

Comparing characteristics and applications of crowns vs. veneers.

Crowns and veneers have their own individual set of characteristics that generally make one or the other more suitable for certain applications. Here are some of the factors dentists take into consideration when determining which one makes the better choice for a patient’s case.

Dental Crowns

dental crown

Dental Crowns

  • Can be used to produce a large color change for a tooth.
  • Can create significant shape changes for a tooth.
  • Are often used to rebuild and strengthen teeth that are badly broken or decayed.
  • Crowns are very strong and durable. They make a good choice in those situations where a tooth is exposed to heavy chewing or biting forces, or else forces created by tooth clenching and grinding (bruxism).
  • Placing a crown requires a significant amount of tooth reduction.
  • Once a crown has been placed on a tooth, it will always require one.

As you’ll see in the next list, as compared to crowns which can be used to rebuild and strengthen teeth, porcelain veneers are typically used in applications that are just cosmetic in nature.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers: Porcelain Veneer installation Procedure. 3D illustration

  • A case that utilizes both porcelain veneers and crowns.
  • Crowns are stronger and used to make larger shape changes.
  • Can be used to produce a color change for a tooth. Slight to moderate changes usually give the most life-like results.
  • Can create minor shape changes for a tooth.
  • Are placed on teeth whose underlying tooth structure is generally healthy and intact.
  • Are strong but brittle. Porcelain veneers typically do best in those situations where the forces placed upon them are relatively light or passive.
  • Require much less tooth trimming than dental crowns. Some veneering situations may require no tooth reduction at all.
  • In some special instances, porcelain veneer placement may be reversible. In most cases, however, once a veneer has been placed, the tooth will always require some type of covering. This might be another porcelain or other type of veneer, or else the tooth could be further reduced and a dental crown placed.

 

Instances when crowns and veneers barely differ at all.

Dental Crown

Dental Crown

There can be times when the distinction between an all-ceramic crown and (what’s referred to as a) veneer can be difficult to make at all.

What we’re referring to here is the growing trend where the treating dentist has elected to aggressively trim a tooth in preparation for its veneer. Cutting more deeply into it, and on more surfaces (sides), than outlined by the original, very conservative, protocol for this procedure.

For the most part, this type of zealous trimming is a symptom of the dentist applying veneering technique to a case for which it is not best suited. This would include using veneers to “straighten” severely misaligned teeth (“instant” orthodontics) or lightening darkly stained ones. (These types of cases are frequently plagued with longevity issues.)

Read More
Perfect Hollywood Smile

9 Tips for a Perfect Hollywood Smile

Many dream of healthy and beautiful teeth, but few people dare to try chemical whitening.

We at DentCare have found several procedures you can perform at home that won’t damage your enamel or do you any harm at all. Of course, these tricks are not a substitute for regular visits to the dentist. But if you follow this advice on a regular basis you’ll see your teeth lighten up a few tones, while your gums will become healthier.

DIY whitening toothpaste

Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric with the same amount of clear coconut oil and 2-3 drops of mint oil. Use this mix as you would regular toothpaste — it will take care of your enamel, whiten your teeth, and freshen your breath.

Tea tree oil

If you dilute 5 drops of 100% tea tree oil in half a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it every day after brushing your teeth, you’ll see the results in just a couple of weeks. To make the effect even more striking, clean your teeth additionally with a drop of oil once or twice a week, though not more often.

Strawberry paste

Take a fresh strawberry, and crush it with a spoon. Mix it with the finest sea salt you can find (try grinding it in a coffee grinder), put the resulting paste on a toothbrush, and lightly massage your teeth for a few minutes. Then rinse your mouth thoroughly. To protect your enamel, do this no more often than once every 2 weeks.

Coconut oil

Apply some oil to your teeth before brushing them, leave it there for 15-20 minutes, then thoroughly brush with your toothpaste. Repeat this 2 or 3 times a week.

Activated charcoal mask

Mix ground charcoal with water to get a sour-cream texture, then carefully apply it to your teeth. Leave it there for 2 minutes, and rinse your mouth thoroughly. After that, brush your teeth. Repeat this once or twice a week.

Banana peel whitener

Banana peel contains substances that dissolve dental plaque and help maintain the perfect color of your teeth. Rub the inside of the peel into your teeth from both sides, and wait for 5-7 minutes. Then brush your teeth and rinse your mouth. Repeat as often as you like.

Lemon mouthwash

This DIY mouthwash will help you whiten your teeth gradually and keep your breath fresh. Take 3 parts lemon juice and 1 part fine salt, mix them together, and rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing your teeth. Use this method 2 or 3 times a week.
Warning: don’t use this mouthwash if you have inflammations in your mouth.

Basil leaves

Grind fresh basil leaves to make a puree, and use it regularly instead of your ordinary toothpaste to whiten your teeth and make them healthier. You can also apply it for 5-10 minutes before brushing your teeth as usual.

Aloe vera

To obtain a truly Hollywood smile, use fresh aloe vera juice or buy some natural gel made from this plant. Rub some into your teeth, massage them with a toothbrush, and rinse thoroughly. You can do this after each brushing, and after a couple of weeks your smile will be bright and sparkling white.

Read More