Have you noticed lately that your teeth are not quite as white as they once were? Perhaps you have an event that you are wanting to look extra great for and you know that whiter teeth would help you to get that look. The other reason to whiten your teeth is you simply want to make a great first impression. People that first meet you are much more likely to have a better first impression if you have a beautiful smile. One of the ways to do that is to whiten your teeth. That is why the Waterloo dentist expert is here to give you some great tips on how to naturally whiten your teeth. Keep reading to learn more.
You may not know what oil pulling is, but we will explain why it is not only good for your teeth but will help make your teeth whiter too. Oil pulling is used with coconut oil. You put about a scoop into your mouth. At the beginning, the oil will be harder but will soon soften up and will go into a complete liquid. Once it is a liquid you can begin slowly swishing it around your mouth. It will be able to get food out of small areas and will even help to get toxins out of the rest of your body. If you were not doing the oil pulling then your body would end up getting the toxins inside of them. The only negative with oil pulling is that you should be doing this for at least 15 minutes. That does not mean that you need to sit at the bathroom sink for 15 minutes and wait for your timer to go off. You can do it during another activity that you already do every single day. For example, you can do oil pulling while you are watching television or getting ready in the morning. This way you can add it to a regular routine you already do every day and get amazing benefits from it too.
The reason why it also whitens your teeth is because when things are left on your teeth like food particles when they shouldn’t be, they end up coloring your teeth in a negative way, especially over time. That is why adding oil pulling into your daily routine is a great idea.
Baking soda is one of the oldest tricks in the book. It is also one of the cheapest! You can simply put baking soda on your teeth or you can add it to your toothpaste. Make sure not to do this every single day or your teeth will become sensitive. You can start by doing it twice per week for a month. In that time your teeth should slowly get more white. You can also simply use it as toothpaste. If you are purchasing toothpaste and looking for them to get a shade or two whiter, you can look for the baking soda ingredient in it which will assist in this process.
Did you know that strawberries are not only healthy but will help in whitening your teeth? Many people don’t realize this because strawberries are such a bright color, but it is true! You can manually put strawberries all over your teeth or you can simply eat the strawberries. So, next time you are looking for a healthy snack, try grabbing some strawberries and enjoy seeing your teeth get whiter at the same time.
Purchase whitening toothpaste
There are a lot of different whitening toothpastes out there and many of the options work great. Make sure to only use it for a couple of weeks and then go back to your regular toothpaste otherwise your teeth will end up getting sensitive. After using your regular toothpaste for a couple of months, you can go back to whitening toothpaste so that you can continue having a white smile.
Leave on treatment from your dentist
There are many different treatments that the dentist can give you to go home with. Many of these are very safe and natural for your teeth. Make sure to ask your dentist if you are interested in one. Depending what your teeth currently look like, it may take a couple of days or a couple of weeks to start seeing a difference.
Quick dental visit
There are quick whitening treatments that can take place right at your dentist. If you have a wedding, family reunion, or date you want them to be white for which is only a couple of days away, this is a great option for you. The treatment takes only one hour and you will walk out of the office immediately with whiter teeth. How great is that?
As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to naturally whiten your teeth. If you need to have them whitened quickly however, there are great ways that can be done in just an hour at your dentist. Before you whiten your teeth it’s a good idea to consult with your dentist so that they can guide you in a way that fits your goals and your budget. It’s also a good idea never to go too extreme. This will make it hard to have cold or warm beverages or food because they will become very sensitive.
For more information on whitening your teeth or to book an appointment with our dentist, give us a call today.