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3 Strategies That Can Help To Whiten the Teeth

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Office
Close up comparison of before and after teeth whitening treatmentTeeth discoloration can happen to anyone. Factors such as trauma, poor teeth cleaning routine, age, and certain medications can make you prone to teeth staining. Depending on the cause of the stains, teeth discoloration can cause tooth decay and low self-esteem. For instance, if the discoloration results from plaque buildup, you will likely experience gum disease or decay. Luckily, some home remedies can help to whiten the teeth. Here they are:

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide contains bleaching properties. Hence, it can restore the color of your teeth. It also helps to destroy harmful bacteria likely to cause discoloration. Some types of toothpaste contain hydrogen peroxide, and you can also use it as a mouthwash. Unfortunately, overuse of this solution can harm your oral health. It can irritate the gums, damage the enamel, and cause sensitivity.

Change Diet

Do you know your diet can impact the color of your teeth? For instance, starchy food increases the chances of plaque buildup. Over time, plaque can make your teeth turn yellow. Coffee and wine can also stain the exterior of your teeth. In addition, yellow stains may result from habits such as smoking.

Do you know that changing your lifestyle by avoiding these items can improve the color of your teeth? Eating raw vegetables and fruits can also whiten your teeth. For instance, fruits such as apples are high in malic acid, which is effective in teeth whitening.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is another way to whiten your teeth. It contains whitening properties. That's why it is a common ingredient in many kinds of toothpaste. In addition, baking soda inhibits bacterial growth. Thus, it should be your option if you want to prevent plaque.

While these options help to remove stains, they can damage your teeth and gums if not used properly. In addition, they do not offer immediate results. If you are looking for a quick and effective way to remove discoloration from your teeth, professional teeth whitening should be your option. Visit us, and our professional will determine the right way to remove stains from your teeth.

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