The old adage says "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," but can a banana save you the trouble of an expensive teeth whitening procedure? Apparently rubbing the fleshy inside of a banana peel on your teeth can remove surface stains, resulting in a brighter smile. Let the pulp from the peel sit on your teeth for 15 minutes before brushing. Strawberries are another natural … [Read more...] about Strawberries and bananas for a whiter smile
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Even though our teeth aren't naturally bright white, the food and drink we consume can stain our enamel. Whiter teeth give you a healthier, more beautiful appearance, and that's important in our society where looks have so much influence. Here are some natural ways to brighten your smile. Hydrogen peroxide is a main ingredient in most whitening treatments, so mixing it with … [Read more...] about How to get whiter teeth at home
Did you know people aren't supposed to have white teeth? Our teeth are naturally off white, but stains from food and drink can add more discoloration, and that has people seeking whitening treatments - but not all of them work. Most over the counter methods are safe and effective when used properly, though some cheaper ways (such as those popping up in hair salons) can not … [Read more...] about Be cautious when choosing a teeth whitening method
Happy New Year! Is attaining better oral (and general) health on your resolution list this year? It's on mine, and a great way to get started is to fill your home with delicious foods that aren't just healthy, but can actually help to naturally whiten your teeth. The bleaching processes used for home whitening can leave gums irritated and sensitive, and if used too … [Read more...] about Delicious foods that can lead to a whiter smile!
Apple cider vinegar is a common cooking ingredient with a variety of health benefits, including the ability to whiten your teeth. The vinegar is made from fermented apples, and when used as a teeth whitener it not only gently removes stains but also kills bacteria. To use, dilute a half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and gargle with it before brushing … [Read more...] about Whiten teeth with apple cider vinegar
Oven overlooked due to its high saturated fat content, coconut oil provides a variety of health benefits. Most of these benefits come from Lauric acid, which makes up close to 50% of the substance. Coconut oil can be used as a natural teeth whitener when mixed with baking soda. In a pure form, coconut oil can reduce the signs of aging when used as a moisturizer. It's also … [Read more...] about Coconut oil can whiten teeth and moisturize aging skin
Can Tetracycline Stained Teeth be Whitened? Dr. Sam Muslin answers: The answer is a conditional yes. If the tetracycline stain is not too dark and if the patient has tooth enamel that is of normal thickness, teeth bleaching can whitened tetracycline stained teeth. Bleaching tetracycline stained teeth requires a longer period of time and should be done in a dental office … [Read more...] about Whitening Options for Tetracycline Stained Teeth