What is more attractive than a healthy white smile? Nothing! It's beautiful. Teeth whitening has become all the rage over the last few years and for good reason. The whiter your teeth are, the younger you look. A beautiful smile portrays confidence and self-assurance. Nobody wants to be embarrassed  to smile because their teeth are not as white as they used to be.
The ideal situation would be to have your teeth professionally whitened by your dentist. A quick tip if you are going to have teeth whitened professionally is to use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, such as sensodyne, a week or two before the procedure. This will help with any minor discomfort after the whitening. For those who can't afford professional teeth whitening or want to maintain their results, here are the tips to follow:
1. If you can't brush your teeth after drinking coffee or tea, rinse your mouth out with water as soon as possible. 
2. Purchase a whitening toothpaste such as Crest 3D White.
3. Gargle with a whitening mouthwash twice a day. 
4. Purchase at-home whitening strips. Follow the directions and you will see an improvement. There are many at home whitening strips and at home whitening kits on the market. 
5. A simple trick is also to use a blue tone lipstick or gloss. The undertone makes teeth appear whiter.
6. Carry a mini toothbrush and toothpaste with you during the day to brush after meals or buy those tiny disposables (such as Colgate Wisps) that have built in toothpaste.
5. Don't forget to follow the basics! Visit your dentist every six months, brush twice a day, replace your toothbrush after 3-4 months, and floss!