Top Tips for Whiter Teeth


With a recent study finding that over half of the people asked felt that the condition of their smile has impacted their personal relationships or dating life, and 93% of people agreeing that their smile affects their self-confidence when taking photos, it’s fair to say that we’re all looking for ways to achieve a healthy and bright smile.

Teeth whitening is of course one way to achieve this, but there are some additional steps you can integrate into your daily routine to maintain a fresh-looking smile.

This Dental Hygiene Month, we caught up with Maisie Caton-Jonhson, Dental Therapist at Smmmile Leeds, and Private Dentistry Awards Nominee, to get her top tips for whiter teeth.

Reduce your intake of drinks that can cause staining

Drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine can stain your teeth over time. If you don’t want to cut them out completely, the best thing to do is to limit your consumption of these, and to ensure you are rinsing your mouth with water after drinking them.

Avoid Over-brushing

You might think that over-brushing your teeth will help remove any surface stains, but brushing too hard over time will strip your teeth of their protective enamel, which is the whiter outer part of the tooth, and could actually make your teeth appear darker in colour. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day with a medium/soft toothbrush, or you may want to invest in an electric toothbrush – look for one with a pressure sensor which will let you know when you’re brushing too hard.

Regular hygiene visits

Coming into practice and having your teeth professionally cleaned allows your dental hygienist to remove any plaque buildup and any extrinsic staining that makes your teeth appear darker. This type of staining can only be removed by a dental professional, so it’s important to keep up to date with regular visits will help keep your teeth nice and white.

To book your hygiene appointment please contact your local Smmmile store, where our lovely Front of House teams will be happy to help.