Are you thinking of trying home remedies to whiten your teeth? Click here to find out the best home teeth whitening remedies that really work.
If you inwardly cringe every time your teeth are visible, you might want to consider a whitening treatment. It’s possible to improve the shade on your teeth to the whiteness you want, with a whole host of treatments offered by your dentist.
Over the counter whitening treatments should be avoided because they’re usually ineffective at best and damaging at worst. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some treatments you can try at home, such as the many all-natural remedies for teeth-whitening. But can a natural remedy ever really make a difference to the colour of your teeth? Here’s a closer look at whether they really work.
Baking soda can be found in some toothpastes so it’s not surprising that it’s often suggested as a whitening agent in its own right. You can add some baking soda to the paste to boost the whitening effect of your toothpaste or swill some around your mouth after brushing.
There is some evidence to suggest that baking soda helps to whiten teeth by removing plaques and staining and is more effective than toothpastes that don’t contain baking soda. However, one word of warning: baking soda can be abrasive and although it may help with whitening your teeth it may leave tiny pockets for bacteria to lurk in.
This spice has been linked with many natural remedies but there is some limited evidence it can help with whitening the teeth. Applying something very yellow to your teeth may seem counterintuitive but mixed with coconut oil and swilled around the mouth, it can possibly be an effective remedy.
Turmeric works by removing filmy plaques from your teeth and allowing the natural brightness to show through. It also can help to prevent stains, another common cause of discolouration.
An Electric Toothbrush
Yes, it can be that simple! Switching to an electric toothbrush might be all you need to brighten up the colour of your teeth. The speed of an electric toothbrush will be the most effective in removing films and plaques from your teeth. Like the other remedies on this list, an electric toothbrush won’t make your natural colour any whiter but it will remove layers of film and plaque that make the enamel look dingy and discoloured.
You might find a number of other home remedies suggested such as apple cider vinegar or orange peel. Although it may be of some use in brightening up the appearance of your teeth, you’ll be weakening them at the same time. Acid is the number one enemy of teeth and leads to decay and cavities. If you use anything acidic the effects will be short-lived as sooner or later you’ll erode the enamel right away.
If you long for teeth which are beautifully white, Sloan Dental have an affordable tooth whitening treatment. Safe, convenient and easy to use, make an appointment to come in to find out more today.