We know that going to the grocery store to buy whitening products can be baffling. There are whitening strips, there are whitening toothpaste and mouth washes, expensive kits that you have to ask a stock person to reach into a locked case to obtain for you. Often these home whitening kits can be pretty expensive and lack any sort of guaranteed results. Maybe you can’t get into the dentist’s and want some quick ways to whiten your smile a few shades while you’re waiting. Here are some tips for you to whiten your teeth the all natural way.
Before we go into it, if you’re considering getting your teeth whitened by a professional, contact Bedford Dental Group. We welcome walk-ins and have prices that you’ll be pleasantly surprised about. We’ll get you in for a one-on-one consultation and discuss the ambitions that you have for your smile. Then we’ll come up with a comprehensive plan and help you to achieve your goals.
The first pointer is easy. Brush regularly. Brush your teeth after drinking or eating, any time that you do, if that’s at all possible. Buy those little tooth brush thingys at the grocery store if you don’t have time or space to properly brush your teeth after eating. You’ll notice a difference over time.
Second, you can mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a bit of baking soda. This will produce a paste-like substance. Brush as you normally would with this concoction, making sure to reach the back surfaces of your teeth. Brush your gums, all over the place — Hydro P is an antibacterial agent and doubles as a mouth and gum cleaner, keeping you free of germs. Be very careful when mixing. Baking soda is a tremendously gritty substance (think sandpaper). The more gravelly your mixture, the more the likelihood it is of doing damage to your enamel. Make sure that the paste you make is runny, not stiff.
Use apple cider vinegar (ACV) or coconut oil. Put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for a few minutes, or add it to your toothbrush before you brush. It has antimicrobial properties and is great for your gums. Apple cider vinegar is a proven, natural teeth whitener that yields results after continuous usage. But, if you brush with ACV, make sure that you brush again with regular toothpaste immediately after, because ACV is acidic and can also eat the enamel of your teeth.
Bedford Dental Group would like to remind you to be safe when you try this type of stuff at home. We don’t want you making any permanent damage to your pearly whites. We’re here to enhance your smile, not tarnish it. If you feel any sort of reservations about trying to whiten your teeth on your own, then schedule your teeth whitening in Los Angeles, CA with Bedford Dental Group today.