Are There Natural Ways of Whitening Your Teeth?

Everyone wants whiter teeth. Whiter teeth can make you confident when going out on the town and can even make you look more professional. However, teeth begin to lose their luster over time and you may be looking for a way to revamp your smile. So, how can you whiten teeth in a natural way without all the chemicals that come in whitening toothpastes and mouth washes?

Natural Ways to Create a Whiter Smile

Unfortunately, there are no natural methods to whiten your teeth after they have faded that work and are safe. But don’t be discouraged! If natural is what you’re after, there are steps you can take to prevent or slow the fading of your teeth over time. The first step is to always make sure to brush and floss twice a day. Brushing and flossing helps remove foods and liquids that can stain your teeth if they aren’t cleaned up properly. We also suggest coming in for a visit to our office for regular teeth cleanings. At your teeth cleaning, we will make sure to remove all of the built on bacteria which can eat at your enamel and give it a duller look. It is also important to drink staining liquids in moderation. You have probably heard that coffee can cause staining, but do you know soda, tea, and wine can as well?

What if I Want My Teeth Whiter?

A whiter smile can only be achieved with the help of whitening products, but we recommend avoiding over-the-counter whitening products because they can damage the enamel of your teeth if used improperly. Enamel damage is no joke. Enamel cannot grow back on its own, so it’s important to maintain as much as possible. Enamel damage can lead to early tooth decay and even duller looking teeth. Studies have also shown that a lot of teeth whitening solutions on the market now may not even work, and their effectiveness highly depends on how your teeth became dull in the first place so it’s a guessing game when trying to pick out the right product for you.

Call us at 479-646-0706 if you’re interested in achieving a brighter smile. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment at your earliest convenience. While you are here, we can talk more about healthy ways to maintain your smile after your whitening as well.

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