So you want whiter teeth but maybe you’re skeptical about those generic, drugstore bleaching products or you’re just not about the price tag of professional teeth whitening. Here are some natural alternatives for teeth whitening that you can try:
We all know baking soda comes in super handy when it comes to whipping up sweet treats and removing odors from inside your fridge, but did you know it can lift surface stains on teeth too? You can mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water to create a mildly abrasive tooth scrub — or just opt for toothpaste with baking soda in it next time you grab some at the store.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic that’s also naturally acidic, which means it can break down plaque and may even help remove stains from your teeth (although more studies need to be done to confirm claims). But remember: since apple cider is vinegar you should take care not to use too much otherwise you might damage your enamel.
Strawberries have malic acid, which is known for having whitening properties. Because of this, some people taken to mixing strawberry pulp with baking soda and leaving it on their teeth for a few minutes to get a whiter smile. The mixture may remove some plaque, making it seem like you have whiter teeth, but it unfortunately doesn’t result in long-lasting color change.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that has gained popularity in recent years. Essentially, you swish about a tablespoon of oil around your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes and then spit it out. Traditionally, sunflower or sesame oil is used, but coconut oil has also become a very popular choice.
While there hasn’t been any scientific evidence that coconut oil pulling will whiten your teeth, there have been studies that show it decreases the amount of plaque. And many people have noticed fewer stains after performing the practice daily.
If natural home remedies aren’t giving you the results you want, contact Ace Dental about our professional teeth whitening treatments and the flexible financial options we offer to make the service more affordable for patients. For example, our Ace Dental Plan can give you a 15 to 20% discount, and we have payment plans! All in all, going to a dental professional is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.
The Ace Dental team can help you whiten your smile!