Blinding white teeth is considered attractive. You look younger, refreshed, and for some people, more hygienic. But not everyone is blessed with Chiclet white teeth—blame genetics. The color of teeth depends on the light reflection of the enamel combined with the color of dentin. If the enamel is thin, the color of dentin will show through, therefore, showing yellow colored teeth. When the enamel is too thick and rough, the light reflects a yellowish tinge, too. Also, the teeth’s surface can pick up stains: nicotine, dark-colored liquids, sauces, beets, and candy to name a few.
Thankfully, there are solutions to gain pearly whites. While going to the dentist to have your teeth bleached will always be highly recommended, the pain it may cause on your teeth (or wallet) may not be appealing to some. You can try natural remedies and store-bought whitening wonders. These may be temporary, but nevertheless, they still work!
Take a stroll down the drugstore virtually with our gallery of teeth whitening hits.