How To Get Whiter Teeth


There are a lot of different ways to get whiter teeth. There are professional procedures, take-home kits, at-home kits you can buy at a store, and natural remedies. With so many options, it can be confusing and hard to decide the right way to proceed. 

In your journey towards whiter teeth, it’s important to consider all your options and follow the best path for you. There are some easy tips you can incorporate into your everyday life to achieve whiter (and healthier) teeth.

Teeth whitening tips  


The best way to help enliven your teeth is to maintain proper oral care. The best tips to keep in mind are to avoid stain-heavy food to or brush your teeth after. 

Red wine, coffee, and tea are all problematic and can cause staining. As can darker foods and foods with artificial colouring. Avoiding these foods and drinks can minimise stains. If you’re using specialty whitening toothpaste and a whitening toothbrush like the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean for whitening, you’ll have a better chance of seeing positive results if you pair your oral care routine with fewer stain-causing food and drink.

Brushing teeth

How to get rid of yellow teeth  


Appropriate oral hygiene will always help improve your teeth, both their health and their appearance. Regularly brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth white and clean and remove a large part of any yellowing or discolouration. If string floss isn't for you Philips Airfloss Ultra is a gentle yet effective alternative.

Opting for specific whitening toothpaste and a whitening toothbrush will give you a better chance of maintaining white teeth. You may notice small results immediately, but you won’t have perfectly white teeth after one day of using a whitening toothbrush and toothpaste. The best oral care comes with repeated routines and healthy habits. 

Professional whitening

How to whiten teeth in one day  


The best way to whiten your teeth in one day is with a whitening procedure administered by your dentist or dental professional. While we all want to know how to get white teeth at home, the most efficient and the safest way is with professional whitening at a dentist’s office.

How to get white teeth at home  


An in-chair dental procedure isn’t the best option for everyone. If you and your dental professional agree that an at-home whitening kit is the best option for you, they will be able to provide you with a safe and efficient way to whiten your teeth at home.

The Philips Zoom! take home kit can be acquired from your dentist. This kit will be specially designed for your teeth to achieve the best results for you. Or you can opt for a more immediate, though less personalised, over the counter at-home kit.

It’s important to always follow the recommended procedure when it comes to at-home whitening. Both the kit and your dentist will be able to help you whiten your teeth safely, so make sure to follow instructions. 

What you need

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DiamondClean 9000 Sonic electric toothbrush with app


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How to whiten teeth naturally


If you want guaranteed results, your best option is to speak to a dental professional. However, there are some folk methods that some people like to try.


At-home remedies are not guarantees and they won’t be able to improve the health of your teeth at all. 


Strawberries can cause a chemical reaction to stimulate glands and produce more saliva, helping you naturally rinse your teeth out as you eat. Apples, celery, and green beans all help to keep your teeth healthy and white and they even help promote blood flow to keep the gums healthy too. Hard cheese contains the essential dairy for strong, white teeth and it also helps prevent the loss of vital minerals, thanks to the protein found in hard cheeses. 

Drinking plenty of water is a great natural remedy for whiter teeth. Just like saliva rinses our mouth, so does water. Wash down a stain-causing beverage with a glass of water to stop stains from taking root on your teeth.


Just remember, no natural teeth whitening remedy is proven to be effective. Your dental professional will be able to provide better care.

Expertclean app

How to maintain white teeth


Once you’ve decided how to get white teeth, at home or at the dentist, you’ll need to keep them that way. Most professional procedures will last between 12 and 24 months, and you can keep it closer to 24 than to 12 with the right oral care. It's a good idea to adapt an oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy.


Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day not only keeps your teeth protected from stains, but it keeps them protected from plaque as well. Plaque can cause yellowed teeth, which can undo the good work of your whitening. Plaque can also spawn bacteria that can lead to serious damage, and even (in extreme cases) tooth loss.


Switching to an electric toothbrush can help you keep your teeth healthy and clean, since most electric toothbrushes are more efficient than manual brushing. The Sonicare ExpertClean brush, for example, has an intuitive pressure sensor, and advanced brush head technology to help you get the best clean. Sync it up with the phone app for a guided clean.

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