Society today forces many people to take pictures and post them on social media platforms. Research has revealed that about 18 percent of people cover their mouth when they smile. Does your social media accounts have pictures of you doing your best to hide your teeth? The answer to your problems is whitening your teeth. Teeth that are bright, clean and white are immediately considered healthy and beautiful.
Common Reasons Teeth have a Yellow Appearance
- Thin tooth enamel
- High acidic foods
- Dry mouth
- Use of Antibiotics or other medications
- Excessive exposure to fluoride
1. Consuming Healthy Foods
Foods that carry antioxidants are often helpful in the teeth whitening process. Simply mixing up some fresh strawberries and applying them to your teeth can reveal whiter teeth. The other sources of healthy foods that have the potential to whiten teeth are raw milk, yogurt, apples, pears, lemons, veggies, organic eggs, celery, almonds, mushrooms, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, and walnuts.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
People that heard of this natural teeth whitening treatment often misunderstood the instructions and rinsed their mouth out with pure strength apple cider vinegar, which means they poured the vinegar out of the bottle and directly into their mouth. Remember to always dilute the apple cider vinegar with water. Using full strength vinegar can ruin tooth enamel and your chances of whitening teeth.
3. Coconut Oil Pulling
Coconut oil contains antimicrobial properties that clean and protects teeth and gums. This natural teeth whitener has no side effects and is safe to use on a daily basis. According to the Journal of Contemporary Dental Hygiene, coconut oil pulling or application to the teeth and gums helps maintain oral hygiene, keep gums healthy and whiten teeth.
4. Brush after Eating or Drinking
You have heard this advice from your dentist since you were a child. Brushing after meals or consuming drinks such as tea, coffee, and red wine help whiten teeth, especially if you are using a toothpaste containing whitening ingredients. Immediate brushing after eating and drinking prevents the stains from settling into the enamel.
5. Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Mixture
The hydrogen peroxide and baking soda mixture whitening treatment have been used for centuries. Senior citizens, possibly your own grandparents, have used this combination as general toothpaste back in the day. This mixture whitens teeth and uses the texture of the baking soda to gently scrub off stains that are deeply set into the enamel.
The list above is natural and safe ways to whiten teeth. However, you need to take precautions and dilute specific recipes as mentioned above. Your goal is to whiten your teeth naturally and safely.
Natural treatments are excellent and provide results, but you can get superior results in a shorter amount of time with professional teeth whitening pen such as the ones we offer in our office. Learn more about how you can speed up your journey to a brighter and whiter smile by contacting us today!