5 Natural Tips for Whiter Teeth


Bleached, bright-white teeth seem to be everywhere — and while traditional treatments like whitening toothpastes, at-home trays and in-office procedures are an effective way to get there, they can sometimes cause tooth sensitivity and pain. For those hoping to steer clear of chemical treatments, there are a few techniques that can possibly help your smile to sparkle naturally.    

1. Crunchy fruits and vegetables-Crunchy, crispy fruits have an abrasiveness that can help to lift stains from the teeth and give the illusion that they are whiter. They’re like nature’s toothbrush.

2. Flossing -People underestimate how important staining is that happens in between the teeth. If you just floss, you can remove so much of the staining that’s in between the teeth that your teeth will already look whiter.

3.  Cheese-There’s a growing body of evidence indicating that eating a small amount of cheese after a meal can potentially help to prevent tooth decay and promote enamel re-mineralization.

4. Sugar-free gum with xylitol-Xyoltol is a natural sweetener that can actually help to prevent plaque. While plaque feeds on regular sugar, it can’t digest xylitol. Xylitol also neutralizes pH levels in the mouth and increases saliva production. Saliva is like the natural cleaner that we have in our mouth. It spills through all of the cracks and crevices.But bear in mind that this works both ways — while saliva can wash away food and debris, it can also carry bacteria throughout the mouth, meaning twice daily brushing and low sugar intake are just as important.

 5. Baking soda-While there are properties in baking soda that can remove surface stains, it’s not the ideal long-term tooth whitener, as it can be too abrasive on teeth and ultimately damage the enamel (which can actually make teeth appear even darker). Instead, try sticking with whitening toothpaste that has a clinically tested, safe amount of abrasive properties. The American Dentistry Association looks at appropriate abrasiveness levels, among other factors, when handing out their ADA Accepted seals.

Hope this list helps, and if you need to see a dentist in Brooklyn, give us a call today: (718) 339-6000


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