When it comes to smiles, most people want the whitest, brightest pearly whites they can get. Unfortunately, in the quest for a whiter smile, many patients are starting to use methods which may not be the safest or smartest. Activated charcoal, for example, has recently become an extremely popular product, especially when it comes to dentistry. However, overusing activated charcoal may cause damage to the enamel of your teeth. Today, Family Care Dental is discussing natural ways to whiten teeth, we hope you learn something new.
Did you know that baking soda is actually an ingredient in most toothpaste? Due to the fact that baking soda is mildly abrasive, it can easily scrub away any exterior staining. You can even sprinkle some baking soda on to your toothbrush for any added clean. We do recommend being careful, however, abrasive materials can damage enamel if overused.
Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a tool to keep things clean, however, recent research is also showing it may have some benefits for oral health as well. Due to the active ingredient in apple cider vinegar (acetic acid), it can actually be useful for reducing bacteria in the mouth as well as removing stains from teeth. Research has also shown, however, overexposure to apple cider vinegar can cause teeth to become soft, you should not use apple cider vinegar daily to whiten your smile.
Chances are that unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of the power of coconut oil! But did you know that you can use coconut oil to actually improve the health and appearance of your smile? Oil pulling involves swishing coconut oil in the mouth for 20-30 minutes and can improve the color and health of your smile!
Interested in teeth whitening that provides results in just an hour? Contact Family Care Dental today to schedule your teeth whitening in Mesa, we are always welcoming new smiles at our clinic and would be thrilled to get you on our schedule for an appointment.