Many of us wish our teeth were brighter. This is perfectly understandable really. In order to look attractive, we need to smile. But what good is a smile if it's filled with rotten, stained teeth? Wanting whiter teeth isn't all about looks though. It can also improve your confidence which, in turn, can lead to a better life. Think about it for a second. How much more socially comfortable would you be if you didn't have to worry about those coffee stains on your teeth?

Now, most people aren't born with bright white teeth. Luckily, there are several ways to improve the appearance of every tooth in your mouth. In this article, we'll look at three different ways of doing so. Please keep in mind as you read the following text that I am not a dentist of any kind. I encourage you to check out a few different sites on the Internet in order to get a better idea of what teeth whitening is all about. At the end of the day, though, nothing can top your own dentist's opinion. You see, everyone has slightly different teeth and a solution that works for one person won't necessarily work for you. That said, here are a few things that have worked for me.

The best thing you can do to improve the appearance of your teeth is to brush on a regular basis. This seems so simple but it's amazing how many people don't know this. Take your time when brushing and make sure to do so at least twice a day. If you're truly serious about getting bright teeth, consider brushing after all your meals as well. One product that's becoming increasingly popular is whitening toothpaste. Now, if you talk to ten different dentists, chances are you'll get ten different opinions on this stuff. I believe that a whitening toothpaste can't hurt. Just make sure that it has all the health benefits of a regular paste before buying it.

Another thing that you must do in order to brighten your teeth is floss. You see, having a great smile isn't just about making sure the surfaces of your teeth are clean. You need to see to that the spaces in between are nice and white as well. Do so by flossing everyday. When you first start this new routine, chances are you'll experience a bit of bleeding. Stick with it though... It won't be long before your gums are used to floss. At this point, the bleeding shouldn't be as big an issue. You may want to read up on whitening floss as well. I don't have much experience with this stuff so I'll reserve judgment for the time being.

The final thing you may want to consider in order to get bright white teeth is a bleaching kit of some kind. There are essentially three different types of bleaching or whitening products on the market. The most effective ones are the ones that are applied in a dentists office. You may have heard of the Brite Smile Teeth Whitening system. This is one example of a whitener applied in the office. There are also kits available for home use. These include products like Discus and Opalescence. These products can be effective, but require quite a few uses before any notable improvements are seen. The final type of whitening product out there fall under the category of over the counter. These are available at any drug store and take on quite a few different forms. Things like the Crest Whitestrips are a good example. There are also paint on products out there. It's generally accepted that these products are the weakest of the bunch as far as teeth whitening items go.

How to you keep your teeth bright and white? I'd love to hear from you!