3 All Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

teeth whiteningWhen it comes to teeth whitening, it can seem like your options are endless. You can either come into Today’s Dental and get your teeth professionally whitened, you can try over-the-counter options, or you can try to naturally whiten your teeth. Although over-the-counter and natural teeth whitening won’t give you as good of results as getting your teeth professionally whitened from Today’s Dental, they can still help you to rid your mouth of surface stains. To learn more about natural ways to whiten your teeth, read on.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries may sound like the last way on earth for you to whiten your teeth. However, filled with malic acid— a natural substance that helps to whiten your teeth— and with an abrasive texture, strawberries work to help rid your teeth of surface stains caused by either food or beverages. So, instead of running to the bathroom to brush your teeth after your next meal, grab a strawberry first and then head to brush your teeth.

  1. Water

Did you know that your saliva isn’t just there to help you feel comfortable? In fact, your saliva is your mouth’s number one natural defense against things like cavities, bacteria, and yes, even stains. By drinking water throughout the day, you can encourage the production of saliva which will in turn work to rinse your teeth of bacteria caused by both food and beverages.

  1. Baking Soda

Everyone has a stash of baking soda hiding somewhere— whether you use baking soda to bake, clean, or keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, it’s always good to have a box of baking soda on hand. Plus, baking soda is another great way to rid your teeth of surface stains and help them to look whiter and brighter once again. Simply take a small amount of baking soda and mix it with water in order to create a thick paste. Then apply the paste to your toothbrush— just like toothpaste— and start to brush your teeth. However, because baking soda is so effective at whitening teeth, it should only be used once or twice a week so that it doesn’t weaken your tooth’s enamel.

As you can see there are several natural ways to whiten your teeth— all of which are worth giving a try. If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening or if you are interested in having your teeth professionally whitened, contact Today’s Dental!

 

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