The Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
November 14, 2016
If you are someone who covers their teeth during photos or conversations with people because of discoloration or “yellowing” of the teeth, this blog post is for you. No matter how many times you brush, brushing alone cannot remove stains caused by coffee, tea or the use of tobacco products.
So in order to get a healthier look, a brighter smile, as well as gain more personal confidence, here are some tips you may try to safely whiten your teeth.
Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
- Simply brushing your teeth after eating or drinking something helps reduce staining.
- Brushing your tongue helps with decreasing the amount of bacteria that accumulates and leads to staining.
- Rinsing with apple cider vinegar is effective, in that it is a natural and organic way to brighten your teeth and remove stains.
- Hydrogen peroxide mixed with a small amount of baking soda works well in brightening and removing topical stains from teeth. But be cautious with the baking soda, as it is gritty and can be harsh like sandpaper, thereby damaging tooth enamel.
- Eating strawberries can help whiten teeth, surprisingly, due to natural enzymes found in the berry that help remove stains.
- Eating crunchy vegetables and fruits can help as well, as chewing removes the excess food and bacteria from your mouth by “scrubbing” away the stains.
- Drinking a lot of water! Simple but true, staying hydrated helps wash away the food before it becomes a stain.
While these natural tips may help, remember: the best way to whiten your teeth is with the help of a dental professional!
If you would like to discuss professional whitening with a member of our smile care team, call or email us right now. We will help you restore and maintain a bright, white smile for life!
About Alan D. Shoopak, D.M.D.
Dr. Shoopak is the founder of Orthodontic Specialists of Florida and Dental Specialists of Florida, a statewide group of Dentistry and Orthodontic centers treating children, adults and seniors. He attended the University of Tampa, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston in 1982, and earned his Orthodontic Certificate in 1984. Dr. Shoopak is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists and the Florida Association of Orthodontists, as well as other local, regional and national Dental Associations. He is also the creator of Shoo Goo™ Soothing Gel for Teeth & Gums.