Top 5 Pain-Free Ways to Get Whiter Teeth

 In Dental Tips and Advice

Smiling seems like a simple act that most people do without thinking, but there’s a lot more science behind it than that.

While it is one of the most basic and essential forms of communication, it can also improve your quality of life. When comparing smiling photographic subjects to those without, researchers found the smiling ones had more longevity.

Not only can smiling make yourself feel better, but it makes others feel better about you. A smiling person is not only more likable but assumed to be more competent.

When smiling is so important to your well being, it’s important to take care of your teeth. One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is to get your teeth whitened.

Check out these five ways to get whiter teeth, pain-free!

1. Oil Pulling

It may sound like pseudoscience, but many people, and even scientists, swear by oil pulling. Since it’s harmless and painless anyway, why not give it a shot?

The only downside to this method is the suggested swishing time of 20 minutes. However, it’s relatively simple to break out your coconut oil, put on your favorite show, and swish away!

2. Activated Charcoal

Like oil pulling, this method takes time. You won’t see incredible results overnight, but many users are happy with the effect.

Unlike oil pulling, some concerns exist for daily activated charcoal usage. Some experts think it will interfere with the salivation process, inhibiting remineralization. Make sure to use this method sparingly.

3. Hydrogen Peroxide

Using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth is not 100% safe, but it is effective.

When using this chemical, make sure to heavily dilute it, down to 1%. It does fight gum disease and infection, but it is a strong solution, so it must be used very mindfully.

4. Turmeric

As with oil pulling, turmeric is completely safe. You don’t need to worry about dilution or and interference with your body’s processes. This substance is natural.

You’ll create a paste with two parts turmeric to one part baking soda and one part coconut oil. This method actually combines a variety of useful ingredients.

Brush for two minutes, rinse, and you’re done! Repeat as desired since there are no undesired effects.

5. Professional Teeth Whitening

While the home remedies listed above will certainly help your teeth stay white, it’s best to consult the professionals.

While these naturopathic remedies will improve the color of your teeth, they may not achieve the result you desire. A trained dentist has invested countless hours in their profession to make sure you can have a great smile. One good strategy is to invest in occasional teeth whitening at the dentist, and use the above practices to maintain in between office visits.

Additionally, if you suffer from sensitive teeth, you may not want to take the risk of home treatments. Your dentist can better avoid any complications.

Get Whiter Teeth Today

At Drew Family Dentistry, we are improving smiles with a professional and courteous staff, excellent patient care, and top quality customer service.

If you’re looking to take a step toward improving your life with a little teeth whitening, call us to make an appointment today.

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