May 24, 2020 2 min to read
6 simple tips on how to whiten teeth naturally at home
Did you know that cosmetic tooth whitening is a $3.2 billion industry worldwide? From whitening gels to strips to bleaching products, there are countless varieties of products designed to give you a brighter smile.
But with so many options, it can be difficult to decide which to choose. And if you’re worried about the chemicals included in over the counter whitening products, you may be hesitant to try any at all.
Then there are the professional options. A procedure done under a professional’s care is likely going to make you feel more at ease than any over the counter products would.
However, not only do these often come with a hefty price tag, but you’re also still getting a mouthful of chemicals.
Well, believe it or not, there are many ways to whiten your teeth at home without any ten syllable chemicals that you can’t even begin to pronounce. We’ve gathered 6 of those options right here!
If you want to learn more about how to whiten teeth naturally from the comfort of your own home, just keep reading!
Types of Stains
With any whitening product, natural or not, it’s important to remember that there are two types of stains you’re tackling: intrinsic and extrinsic.
Extrinsic stains are caused by plaque and tartar built up by repeated contact with substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, soda, and wine. These can be lightened quite easily with whitening treatments and proper routine care for oral health.
Then there are intrinsic stains, which are actually inside of your teeth. Regular oral care such as brushing and flossing will do nothing to remove them, and home whitening treatments will take longer than with extrinsic stains.
Also, natural teeth whitening treatments are a great option, but you need to go into the process with realistic expectations.
Your teeth will look much brighter, yes, but you likely won’t have that Hollywood-white smile without seeking professional treatments.
on’t be afraid to contact your dentist with any questions you have regarding smile-improving treatments, such as the cost of Invisalign or custom teeth whitening trays. You never know, it might be more affordable than you think!
Now, without further ado, here are 6 of the best ways to whiten teeth naturally:
1. Activated Charcoal
Charcoal may sound counterproductive. How is rubbing a black substance on your teeth going to help whiten them? Well, activated charcoal is used in many whitening agents because it absorbs whatever it touches.
Its binding capabilities make it excellent for teeth whitening, as it absorbs extrinsic stains caused by everyday consumables like coffee and tobacco. All you have to do is smear an activated charcoal paste on your teeth and leave…
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