At Palola Dental, our mission is to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles, and in-office teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments we offer to help our patients get there. But while a professional teeth whitening treatment is certainly the best way to whiten your smile, it’s not the only way. In fact, there are a number of things you can try at home to gently, naturally whiten your teeth!
How to Whiten Teeth at Home
Looking for a whiter smile without scheduling a full teeth whitening treatment? While no DIY teeth whitening technique will be as effective as in-office treatment, there are some things that can help. Try any of these methods to naturally whiten your teeth at home:
- Oil Pulling: This is an ancient technique that comes from the Vedic traditions, and it involves swirling a tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth for about 20 minutes. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can help reduce inflammation and control bacterial populations in the mouth that lead to yellowing teeth.
- Baking Soda & Strawberries: For this method, mash up strawberries with baking soda into a paste, then use it to brush your teeth. The baking soda will exfoliate away plaque and bacteria, while the malic acid in the strawberries can help remove discoloration.
- Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can help bleach stains from teeth, so try mixing equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water then rinsing your mouth with the solution for about 30 seconds. While it can have a whitening and antibacterial effect, peroxide can also weaken tooth enamel, so make sure you only use this method occasionally.
Schedule a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment With Palola Dental!
These simple at-home methods can help you gently whiten your teeth naturally, but to truly achieve a dramatically whiter smile, the best option is an in-office whitening treatment. At our practice, we have the expertise to use medical-grade whitening agents safely, allowing us to whiten teeth up to 8 shades in just one office visit without the dangers of at-home whitening kits. A new smile can provide a lift to every aspect of life, and whitening treatment only takes an afternoon – so what are you waiting for? Request a teeth whitening treatment online today!