Four surprising ways to make your teeth look whiter

Complex treatments at the dentist aren’t the only way to get a brighter smile. Check out these simple tips you can do at home for sparkling pearly whites.

Maintaining a bright smile is an essential part of any beauty routine.

If you’ve got years of built-up stains, you might want to pay your dentist a visit for a full-scale cosmetic treatment. But if you simply need to prevent staining, give your teeth a brightness boost and ensure your smile really pops, Oral-B Smile Director Dr Unchenna Okoye can show you how.

As the clinical director of London Smiling Dental Group and one of an elite group of dentists with membership of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentristry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she has all the expert tips.

1. Polish away surface stains

Think of this like exfoliating your face: you gently remove the dull surface to reveal brighter, fresher skin. Oral-B Pro Expert Deep Clean Toothpaste does the same for teeth, with dissolving microparticles which lift away stains.

“This mimics the diamond polish treatment dentists use to sand blast teeth with crystals,” says Dr Okoye. She recommends using this at night for a deep clean, and switching to Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection in the morning to seal in the brightness.