Natural Teeth Whitening, What You Need To Know

We all see many different types of teeth whitening methods. From teeth whitening strips or toothpaste all the way to oil pulling. The #1 thing people say they want to change about their smile is having brighter teeth. So today let’s talk about some of the things you need to know about whitening your teeth.

Natural ways to whiten your teethOne of the natural ways people say to whiten your teeth is to use household staples that are naturally acidic, contains digestive enzymes and something that is abrasive. For example, you might combine a lemon with pineapple and baking soda. But is this an acceptable way to brighten your teeth?

The reason why people use this method is because of the acid and abrasiveness. However, when you prolong your teeth to acid or you use something abrasive to brush your teeth it can wear away your enamel. So actually this method is definitely not recommended.

Another method people might use is charcoal or a baking soda-hydrogen peroxide paste. How does this method stack up?

Use charcoal to whiten your teethAgain, these ingredients are too abrasive for your teeth and will wear away your enamel.

Yet another method is, oil pulling or using spices like turmeric. Do these ingredients work?

Well this method certainly won’t hurt your teeth, but there is no scientific evidence to show either of these methods actually whiten your teeth.

How To Get & Keep Your Teeth Brighter

American Dental Association seal of approvalThe best ways to brighten your teeth is to brush twice a day for at least two minutes, floss in between your teeth and use a whitening toothpaste with the ADA Seal Of Acceptance.

Don’t forget to limit foods that stain your teeth, for example, coffee or tea. Don’t smoke and always visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Another great way to whiten your teeth is by using Sinsational Smiles. Sinsational Smiles is an in office teeth whitening method that only takes 20 minutes. If you’re interested in setting up an appointment for Sinsational Smiles, give Acacia Dental Group a call today! 303-781-0624