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teethmemo   , 33

from Saint John


Natural Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening


Having a bright and a radiant smile is a very important aspect to have a strong and confident personality today. It is no coincidence that every famous celebrity or important public figure will have a perfect smile with good looking white teeth. Over the last few years, there has been an increasing trend of using cosmetic products and procedures to make sure that the teeth look brighter, better and cleaner.

Here are some of the options available today if you want to improve your dental hygiene and aesthetics:

  • Teeth alignment and Correction - Crooked or misaligned teeth is something that can immediately shoot down your confidence and give your smile a weird impression. There are many teeth alignment procedures and surgeries available that can either be short-term or permanent fixes. These include use braces, surgical procedures, etc. 
  • Teeth Whitening procedures - Teeth whitening is the process of brightening or improving the teeth color. This can be done using both chemical procedures and options as well as natural remedies. 
  • Gum alignment and correction - Gums play a big role in making sure that your smile is visible aesthetic. There are surgeries and procedures available today that help in correcting this and making it more definitive.

What is teeth whitening?
One of the most sought-after treatments today, teeth whitening has been incorporated today in many products such as toothpaste, gels, dental procedures, etc. The last few years have seen a massive surge in the sale of such products for people of all ages and background. Having clear white teeth plays a crucial role in complementing your smile and giving it the best appearance.

Teeth whitening is the process through which bleach or other similar compounds are used to whiten and brighten the teeth color. This process also removes most stains and discolorations which occur due to infections and age. Other common reasons which cause teeth discoloration are the use of tobacco, improper care, consumption of sweets and other similar foods.

In order to get the best results, this process has to be repeated from time to time.

What are the different options available if you want to whiten your teeth?
Because of the surge in demand, there are many options that you can choose from today in order to whiten your teeth. Some of the most effective ones are listed below:

  • Using toothpaste- One of the most easily available and accessible products, whitening formulae have been incorporated into toothpaste today. They are quite inexpensive and spending some time going through reviews and costs can help you quickly narrow down effective products. 
  • Whitening gels and strips- These products are also available over the counter in any pharmacies. They are required to be applied on your teeth for a specific duration of time after which the teeth become much brighter and cleaner. 
  • Dental Procedures- There are many common dental procedures available today if you want to whiten your teeth. Some of them include bleaching, whitening strips, etc. 
  • Home remedies- There are also many other natural treatments and products that you can opt for that can help you whiten your teeth right from the comfort of your own homes.

The different home remedies for teeth whitening
Oil Pulling - Considered as a very effective way to for brightening teeth as well as contributing to oral hygiene, the treatment involves swishing around oil in your mouth for a minute and then spitting it out. You can make use of natural oils such as coconut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, etc.

There are many people who have claimed to get effective results using oil pulling.

  • Apple cider vinegar- For centuries together, this has been used as a natural cleaning agent as it has a few bleaching properties. It can be as simple as diluting it with water and gargling your mouth with the solution. Rinsing the mouth after use is quite important as prolonged exposure to the acidic vinegar can leave corroding effect on the teeth surface.
  • Baking soda- Considered as one of the most effective ways to whiten your teeth naturally, it is very simple to use and easy to acquire. Using a pinch of baking soda either on your toothbrush or on your finger and brushing your teeth with it can help whiten your teeth. However, keep in mind to not do this frequently as it can erode the enamel of the teeth. 
  • Using fruits and vegetables- There are many fruits and vegetables such as banana peels, strawberries, pineapples, etc. that claim to have a whitening effect on teeth. Not only do they contribute to teeth whitening, but they leave a positive impact on your overall health. 
  • Proper diet and eating habits - One of the main reasons of teeth discoloration is improper diet and unhealthy food. Foods and products rich in coloring agents and sugar such as sweets, sweetened drinks, candies, etc. can have adverse effects on your oral hygiene. Switching to healthier foods and drinks can make sure that you preserve the natural health and looks of your teeth for a longer time.

Why opt for natural home remedies instead of other solutions in the market?
If your objective is to get whiter and cleaner teeth, using home remedies is always a better option when you compare the alternatives. Here are a few reasons why:

Avoid harmful chemicals- Most products and treatments available in the market may contain harmful chemicals that may leave long-lasting negative effects on your teeth and overall health. Using natural remedies can help you avoid this.
More cost effective - When compared to dental procedures or options, natural remedies are more cost effective and easier to follow.

To summarise, there are multiple home remedies available in the market. Trying out multiple options and see what works best for you can help you achieve whiter and brighter teeth without having to compromise on any bad side effects due to chemicals or other products available in the market. Controlling your diet and eating healthier foods can also leave a positive impact on your overall health and wellness.