There is nothing sweeter than having a great smile with a white set of teeth. Whitening the teeth can cost a lot of money. However, a lot of the teeth whitening treatments have harsh chemicals that can make the teeth delicate.
There are a lot of natural dental cares to use according to Bridgewater Township Dentist to achieve whiter teeth and here are some tips.
1. Brush after Drinking or Eating
The best way to whiten the teeth naturally is to brush your teeth, but it is not always the easiest. Brushing the teeth after drinking or eating something, takes a lot of persistence since it can be difficult depending on the geographical location of a person.
It is also an excellent way to excuse you from drinking too much soda or coffee, smoking cigarettes, eating a healthy diet and improving the oral health will aid in preventing yellow teeth. Just imagine the taste of your favorite soda after a round of brushing your teeth.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda is a staple condiment to every household’s cupboard. Regularly adding baking soda in your regular dental routine can give a noticeable change in the color of the teeth. Baking soda is effective in removing stains in clothes or counter. It is also great in keeping the teeth white.
3. Oil pulling
Oil pulling is a natural whitening solution that doesn’t have any risk of damaging gum tissue and enamel. It also helps in reducing gingivitis and tooth decay.
Oil pulling helps in stopping any gum diseases. Using coconut oil will lower any risk of tooth decay. Coconut oil contains an antimicrobial agent called monolaurin. Monolaurin is effective in killing strep mutants which are the main bacteria that causes tooth decay.
4. Deep clean with activated charcoal
Charcoal and activated charcoal are different. Activated charcoal is effective in removing toxins from the digestive tract, teeth, and skin. A pit is unnoticeable. However, activated charcoal is usually in pills or loose powder available in the drugstore, natural food store or online.
Be careful in buying activated charcoal. Make sure that it is of wood or coconut and not from petroleum. Activated charcoal works by absorbing tannins that stain the teeth. However, using activated charcoal may be a bit harsh for some, but it doesn’t damage the enamel.
5. Use Apple Cider
Using apple cider expertly works as a natural antibiotic and gum/teeth cleanser. It also helps in removing any stains that stick on the teeth. Apple cider aids in removing stains from coffee and cigarettes. Some studies suggest that apple cider works like any commercial products as a natural remedy for yellow teeth.
What is the underlying secret of apple ciders effectiveness? The apple cider has compounds like potassium, magnesium, enzymes, acetic and probiotics which are all aids in killing harmful bacteria. Also, the compounds help in the growth of healthy bacteria. Because of the natural acidity of apple cider, it helps break down any substances that are stuck in the teeth.
6. Eating Strawberries
Strawberries contain enzymes called vitamin C and malic acid that helps in whitening the teeth. The components in a strawberry aids in removing the stains in the teeth. Also, vitamin C helps in washing the plaques away.
7. Use Hydrogen Peroxide
Another natural whitening tool is hydrogen peroxide. It is a natural bleaching agent that kills bacteria in the mouth. Hydrogen peroxide is a substitute for mouthwash or is mix with baking soda forming whitening toothpaste.
8. Banana Peel
It may sound crazy, but yes, the banana peel can aid in whitening the teeth. It is probably the most natural way without any chemicals involved. Before brushing, just rub the stringy, flesh side of the skin to the teeth for instant whitening magic.
Teeth become yellowish because of some factors like the thinning of the enamel of the surface of teeth, having a poor diet, too much intake of soda, coffee or tea, aging, and suffering from dry mouth and smoking. Also, a lot of teeth-whitening products damage the teeth by removing most of the enamel.
A study shows that regularly applying and using whitening strips damages the teeth, causes erosion, and has a negative result to health. There are ways to whiten the teeth while protecting the enamel naturally.
Dr. Marwan Bassil, DMD, has been practicing dentistry in New Jersey since 1998. He received his dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in southern New Jersey. Dr. Bassil is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA), and The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He is a founding dentist at both Bridgewater Family Dental and Northstar Dental Care and is certified in implantology, full-mouth reconstruction, and INVISALIGN (Clear braces).