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Ways To Whiten Your Teeth at Home

October 6, 2020 | Blog

Can you safely whiten your teeth at home? When searching for DIY ways to whiter teeth, you might want to look into these methods before you consider cosmetic dentistry. Teeth whitening, for some, may be possible to achieve in your home, but the jury is still out on some of these ideas.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a cheap, easy way to quickly whiten your teeth. To properly achieve this DIY teeth-whitening method, create a paste by mixing baking soda and water. Brush your teeth thoroughly, and repeat a few times a week. The paste is a mild scrub that will safely remove the surface stains on your teeth.

Whitening Strips

Teeth-whitening strips are a quick and effective way to whiten your teeth at home. They are the costliest DIY method, but you may see instant results. There are many brands and price ranges for whitening strips, so you can find some that are right for you. However, if you are someone with sensitive teeth, this process may make it worse.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a traditional remedy from India that claims to remove bacteria and toxins. Many oils will work for this practice. Coconut oil tastes pleasant and has many health benefits. Use a tablespoon of the oil to push and pull through your teeth. People who believe in oil pulling say you should repeat this for 15-20 minutes to kill bacteria and whiten your teeth. There is no research that shows this truly whitens teeth, despite the claims of its supporters.

Banana Rub

This method might surprise you – and all you need to grab is a banana peel. Banana peels are high in potassium, magnesium, manganese and many other minerals. The minerals are absorbed into your enamel to potentially result in whiter teeth. Rub the banana peel on your teeth for two minutes and rinse.

These DIY teeth-whitening remedies may result in a healthier mouth and whiter teeth. If you want to leave it to the professionals, cosmetic dentistry is the answer. Cosmetic dentistry is great for people with sensitive teeth since these DIY remedies could cause more sensitivity. Veneers and professional whitening will help you achieve your perfect smile. Contact Gulf Coast Dental to get started.

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