White teeth are never out of style which is why we offer free teeth whitening with any dental exam, we are proud to share 6 natural Rohnert Park teeth whitening secrets as well!
It is so sad that 18% of people who have their photo taken feel the need to cover their teeth. The shame that people feel over the appearance of their teeth is one of the reasons that we are in practice. No one should feel ashamed. It seems like every time we turn around we have someone coming in complaining about how their teeth have been discolored by coffee, tea, and or smoking. No matter how much they brush, they are disheartened because the discoloration will not fade. Who wouldn’t want to have a beautiful smile with white sparkling teeth? Here of some natural remedies and foods that will get teeth whiter with items you may already have in your home!
1. Brush and brush
If you smoke or drink coffee, then having your teeth cleaned every three months may be in order in addition to trying some of the natural remedies listed below. Simply brushing after eating or drinking is the easiest and most basic way to brighten that smile. This takes a lot of persistence and schedule finagling but it pays off big at photo time!
2. Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
As you have learned in our DIY Toothpaste article Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda are great for getting teeth clean but they are also natural teeth whiteners. Mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda to make a paste. Brush your teeth as usual, making sure you brush those back teeth too. The paste should not be gritty at all to avoid scraping of your enamel.
3. Pure Virgin Olive Oil
Some people are attesting to their teeth becoming whiter by applying olive oil to their teeth after they brush. It can be applied by tooth brush of rushed on with a clean wash cloth. The jury is out on this one so be sure to tell us if it works for you!
4. Apple Cider Vinegar (yet another miraculous use)
It has been proven that apple cider vinegar works effectively to whiten teeth but you have to be consistent. After a month of continuous usage you should be able to begin seeing results. Some say that using ACV looks like you just got your teeth professionally cleansed. It is so powerful that it can actually remove the enamel on your teeth as well so be sure to brush again with your DIY toothpaste, or rinse your mouth out really well.
There have been reports that lemon and or orange peels will also do the trick of whitening your teeth. All of these products are outstanding whiteners but be aware of how it effects your enamel and rinse properly. A good rinse is hydrogen peroxide because it is a very good anti-bacterial agent. Just add equal parts water and swish for one minute.
6. Berry White
Catherine Zeta Jones whitens her teeth with strawberries and Tyra Banks showed the world how its done on her show. She simply pureed strawberries and rubbed it all over her teeth. Some people say this works right away. Rinse well afterwards.
Some natural whiteners can destroy enamel so be sure to rinse well and limit prolonged use. Read more here.