Even if you brush your teeth morning and night, you may find yourself still struggling to keep those pearly whites well… white. Determined to get the results you want, you may turn to over the counter solutions. However, many of these products often strip the teeth of enamel leaving you with a much bigger problem on your hands. Instead, scheduling an appointment with your trusted MA dentist can prove a much safer path with lasting results.
With this in mind, our team at Smile Boutique knows that many of you will still turn to the DIY route before giving us a call – so, this article is for you!
Why Are My Teeth Yellow?
Before we jump into how to whiten your teeth, let’s focus on why they may need whitening! There are plenty of reasons your teeth could be yellowing even if you are brushing. Foods such as coffee, balsamic vinegar, red wine, black tea, soda, and tobacco use have all been proven to yellow teeth even with consistent oral care due to their coloration and the damage they can cause to your enamel.
Teeth Whitening Toothpastes
If you are not achieving a white color from your current toothpaste, you might be ready for a change. Some toothpaste has shown that they do not clean the teeth, let alone making your teeth whiter. Due to this, it is essential that you choose your toothpaste wisely. Luckily, there is a wide variety of recommended toothpaste such as Colgate, Crest, Sensodyne, Tom’s of Maine, and more that offer formulas shown to give a whiter smile in just a few weeks or even days of use.
Teeth Whitening Kits
There are many kits for teeth whitening at home from companies that are trusted and recommended by dentists. Teeth whitening kits and products come in varieties like gels, strips, gums, and LED light systems you can place inside your mouth.
Whitening The Natural Way
While the solutions above have seen a growing amount of success for teeth whitening, there are still concerns about over-exposure of chemicals to your teeth. For this reason, some have been looking into ways that they could naturally whiten their teeth.
- Eating Fruits and Vegetables – Not only are fruits and vegetables good for your body, but they are great for your teeth as well. Crunchy fruits and vegetables can remove plaque from your teeth as you chew. In addition, strawberries and pineapple both have been proven to help with a whiter smile.
- Baking Soda – Baking Soda is used in several kinds of toothpaste on the market today. While scientists have not proven that straight baking soda may not whiten the teeth, toothpaste that included baking soda in them was shown to work better than those without.
- Oil Pulling – Oil pulling is an Indian folk remedy used to improve the state of your oral health. Typically, they would use sunflower, sesame, or coconut oil once a day to swish in their mouths, not swallowing the fluid. While some use this method, there is no scientific evidence of teeth whitening benefits.
At Smile Boutique, we are more than just another dentist in MA. We are a team dedicated to providing our patients with the most dedicated care that focuses on individualized needs. From the first consultation until the last treatment, your oral health and goals are our priority.
Contact us today at 781-729-1444 for more information on how we can bring back a smile you are proud to show!