Nobody wants a yellow or grey tinted smile. In fact, most people go to great lengths to have their teeth professionally whitened and to keep them that way. However, there are some all-natural teeth whitening methods that you can try at home as well. Read on to learn more.
An apple a day doesn’t just keep the doctor away— an apple a day can also keep your teeth looking white. By biting into an apple, your teeth are essentially getting an all natural tooth brushing session. Think about it: the pressure and the juice from the apple, applied to your teeth helps to wash away any sort of plaque or tartar buildup that can cause your teeth to stain or look yellow.
2. Baking Soda
If you look at the leading ingredient on over-the-counter whitening toothpastes, it will likely be baking soda. Baking soda is a perfect all-natural way to whiten your teeth. As an all-natural acidic substance, baking soda works to get rid of surface stains caused by foods and beverages like black tea, soda, and coffee. Simply apply a little bit of baking soda to a wet toothbrush and gently brush your teeth for a minute or two. Due to its acidic nature, however, only use baking soda a few times a week because it can erode away your enamel.
This bright red fruit might come to a surprise to people that it can actually be used to help whiten teeth. Containing high doses of malic acid, strawberries work to rid teeth of surface stains. Simply rub a freshly washed strawberry across your teeth for about 30-60 seconds, then rinse your mouth out with water. Repeat as necessary.
These three all-natural methods are great at ridding teeth of surface stains caused by food, tobacco, and dark colored beverages. If you have deep stains caused by medication or a high-fever, however, you will likely need some form of in-office laser whitening.
To learn more about whitening, contact our office today!