Natural Ways To Whiten Your Teeth

What if you desire white teeth, but without the harsh chemicals? Are there options for people who lead a natural lifestyle? Yes, there are options.

White teeth are a sign of beauty in most cultures. Obtaining and maintaining white teeth takes a little effort. There are various ways to obtain white teeth. There is laser bleaching. A client has their teeth coated with gel, and a laser zaps them several shades whiter. This procedure can cost hundreds of dollars and must be done at least once a year.

There are home bleaching kits, where one can achieve whiteness through teeth strips. This procedure is done twice a day, for up to fourteen days. A fourteen day break is taken, and then one resumes the treatment for an additional fourteen days. This must be repeated two to three times a year. A kit costs less than fifty dollars. But the procedure is timely and requires patience to see results.

There are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes that promise white teeth results. These take longer than the home bleaching kits, to produce results. It must be continuously used to obtain and maintain results. Many people use the toothpastes and mouthwashes to maintain a professional laser cleaning.



What if you desire white teeth, but without the harsh chemicals? Are there options for people who lead a natural lifestyle? Yes, there are options.

We are always warned to stay away from berries because they stain our teeth. The strawberries shatter that generalization, and actually whiten teeth. Cut a strawberry width wise and rub across freshly brushed teeth. Allow sitting for about five minutes, and rinse. Practicing this on a daily basis leads to whiter teeth.

If you really enjoy fruits, save those lemon peels. As kids we all stuck an orange wedge in our mouth and walked around with the "orange" smile.You can cut a wedge piece of a lemon peel and do the same. Leave the peel against the teeth for about fifteen minutes and then rinse. It is important to rinse after the strawberries and lemon peels, due to the citric acid. Prolonged acid exposure may begin to decay the teeth's varnish.

Hydrogen peroxide is also a natural

(water with an extra molecule) agent for whitening teeth. It works as a mild antiseptic and bleaching agent. It works by wearing away, through oxidation, at yellowing plaque and tartar. This is also why this method, should not be done more than once daily. And when it is done, mix with a small amount of regular water to dilute the solution. Rinsing the teeth after brushing will eventually produce whiter teeth.

Baking soda is known as a cooking ingredient and deodorizer. But if mixed with water, into a paste, it can bleach teeth whiter. The paste may also be made using hydrogen peroxide. The paste should be applied to teeth with a toothbrush, and then rinsed off.

Cherry and various other sticks can be used to clean teeth. But if used on freshly brushed teeth, they work well against plaque. Preventing plaque build up helps the teeth maintain their original white hue.

There are natural options for those who want whiter teeth. But remember before attempting to whiten the teeth, clean the teeth. Visit your dentist for a professional cleaning. This will eradicate hard plaque and tartar that has bonded to your teeth. Once removed your teeth whitening strategy will whiten the teeth, with out any interference from plaque.

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