Do you have a birthday, wedding, or other special occasion coming up? If you do, then you have extra motivation to get whiter teeth. Even if you don’t like how your smile looks right now, that’s easy enough to solve. All you need to do is visit Olney Dental. In the meantime, here are some odd ways of getting brighter teeth.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Strawberries actually make your teeth whiter instead of just staining them. Well, if you try a mixture of strawberry and baking soda, you’ll see quick results. Unfortunately, scientific studies have shown that while effective, it might not be as long-lasting as you would like it to be. All the strawberry mixture will do is rub away plaque and other food debris from your teeth, so that they only look whiter for a few hours or days after that.
Another possible solution is to use charcoal. Be honest: do you use this as part of your normal oral care routine? It is possible to use activated charcoal as a form of toothpaste instead of a more conventional fluoride-based one. This does also work to whiten your teeth. However, much like with the strawberries and baking soda, the whitening effect is only temporary. That’s because using powdery charcoal will remove bacteria and any superficial stains on your teeth. It’s also possible that the charcoal can damage the enamel on your teeth. Although this technique is trendy, the American Dental Association (ADA) hasn’t officially ruled one way or the other – so try it if you think it will help you. Just don’t get too disappointed if you don’t see much improvement.
One final technique you can use to make your teeth whiter is called oil pulling. Although this sounds painful, it’s actually surprisingly simple. All you do is take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth. This could take two minutes, twelve, or twenty; it all depends on how long you can stand it. Like the two other methods discussed, it can help, but it won’t be as effective as brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash on a daily basis.
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