How To Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

How To naturally Whiten Your Teeth
Posted on 02/12/2019
At the office of Dr. Jeffrey Forrest, DDS, we're proud to offer comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments to patients throughout Livonia, Novi and the surrounding areas. While our primary focus is on keeping your teeth healthy and strong, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile they feel proud of. Having bright, white, beautiful teeth is a natural confidence-booster, and professional teeth-whitening treatment is a great way to achieve them. But if you're looking for a simple, at-home teeth whitening solution, we can help!

The Best DIY Teeth Whitening Home Remedies

Looking to achieve a whiter smile in between cosmetic dental treatments? You're in luck: there are a number of common household materials that you can use to lift away stains and whiten your teeth naturally. Try these simple methods to whiten your teeth at home:

  • Baking Soda & Strawberries: One simple way to whiten teeth is to create a paste out of mashed strawberries and baking soda, then use it as toothpaste to brush your teeth. The baking soda acts as an abrasive material to buff away stains, while the malic acid in strawberries lifts discoloration.
  • Oil Pulling: This method is a traditional Indian remedy to clear stains and whiten teeth. All you do is simply swish some coconut oil around your mouth. The oil removes bacteria that cause discoloration. Coconut oil is high in inflammation-reducing and bacteria-fighting lauric acid, making it a popular choice, but both sesame seed and sunflower oil will also work.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse: Finally, using hydrogen peroxide can help penetrate enamel to remove stains and discoloration. Combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide solution and water, then swish the mixture around your mouth for about 30 seconds. The hydrogen peroxide will kill bacteria and remove stains, but it can also be rough on enamel – so only use this at-home teeth whitening method sparingly.

    Contact Your Novi, MI Cosmetic Dentist

    These DIY teeth whitening methods can help give your smile a brighter, whiter appearance, but if you're looking to dramatically whiten your smile, nothing comes close to a professional teeth-whitening treatment at our office. Contact us today to learn more about our professional teeth whitening options and to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

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