How To Whiten Your Teeth at Home

Are you looking to ways to whiten your teeth at home, or perhaps you are simply looking to be a little more frugal? We share some teeth whitening options that can get you results.

Baking Soda and Teeth Whitening

The baking soda trick is possibly one of the most effective at home whitening methods for teeth. Baking soda is a cleaning agent and can cause tooth sensitivity, so you should exercise caution when trying this method.

Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a paste. You can apply this paste to your teeth with your finger and swish it around in your mouth for thirty seconds. Spit out the mixture and follow with a water rinse.

You should only try this method once a week as excessive use can cause tooth sensitivity.

Non Abrasive Home Teeth Whitening Methods

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth at home is a method known as “oil pulling” This is where your swish a tablespoon of coconut oil around in your mouth for a few minutes before spitting. The oil from the coconut will pull and remove any superficial stains and/or build up on your teeth.

Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth is also said to remove these superficial stains, having a direct effect on the whiteness of your teeth.

Eating certain foods such as strawberries can have a whitening effect on the teeth as well. If you don’t want to utilize anything that is in your kitchen, there are plenty toothpastes and at home whitening kits that can be purchased at the drug store that can be just as effective.

On the quest for whiter teeth, it should be noted that certain habits can cause stains on the teeth and should be avoided or lessened if your desire to improve the colour of your teeth. These include:

·       Smoking

·       Excessive coffee consumption

·       Poor oral hygiene

Professional Teeth Whitening

While at home treatments work quite effectively at whitening your teeth, if you are looking for a longer lasting, whiter look then professional teeth whitening may be the answer for you.

 

FAQS

Is it possible to whiten teeth at home?

It is indeed possible. Though results may not be as obvious or long lasting as a professional treatment, it is possible to improve the whiteness of your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

What does “abrasive” mean?

This describes a procedure or product’s ability to cut through dentin. This damages your teeth and causes sensitivity.

How long do the results of DIY teeth whitening last?

The results of at home teeth whitening vary from person to person. Contributing factors include the method used, the prior state of the teeth as well as the individual. Results can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In some instances, results can even last a few months.

What are the benefits of professionally whitening my teeth?

Results can be better when whitening your teeth professionally. Not only this, but results can also last longer and you can get a whiter smile when opting to whiten your teeth professionally. You dentist can also ensure that the health of your teeth is maintained throughout the procedure.

If you would like professionally whitening your teeth, please contact us today.