There are five at home treatments that you can use to naturally whitening your teeth and get back that bright smile!
1. Teeth whitening trays and at-home whitening kits.
These kits are a great way to maintain white teeth at home. They are cost effective and efficient. The lower amount of peroxide bleach makes them safe to use at home regularly compared to the doses at a dentists' office. There are gel filled trays which are filled with the whitening gel and placed over your teeth every day until you achieve the desired whiteness.
2. Paint on gels and strips
There are also strips which you place over your teeth in the same manner until the desired whiteness is achieved. There are many brands available at local markets. These strips are placed over your teeth every day for a set period of time and have a lower concentration of hydrogen and peroxides compared to the gels. The strips are one-size fits all and disposable. They have a safe gel on them which eliminates surface stains caused by coffee or smoking or wine. There are even strips that naturally dissolve in your mouth.
The paint on gels functions in the same way. They are just brushed onto your teeth and are left in place. Both are fast and easy to use. They are relatively mess-free and will give you noticeable results quickly.
3. Rinses and toothpastes
Today there are many whitening products on the market that have mild abrasives meant to cleanse and polish the surface of your teeth. They are safe enough to use every day and have chemicals that break down and dissolve your teeth stains over time. There are great mouth washes that contain new stain-fighting formulas intended to cleanse the surface stains off your teeth before and after you brush. Incorporating just one of these into your daily routine can do wonders.
4. Toothbrushes and tooth tools
Angled toothbrushes are proven to reach where traditional brushes cannot. These are quite effective at removing stains from your teeth and some even have a special calcium whitening technology integrated into the design so that they naturally whiten your teeth as you go along.
5. Healthy habits
You can also use naturally healthy habits at home in lieu of toothpaste. Mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda together and brushing will act as a soft abrasive technology and bleach your teeth. Mixing table salt with water can be used to make a paste with which you cleanse and polish your teeth. You might also consider using a diluted rinse of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Talk to your dentist, such as Carolina Forest Family Dentistry, for more ideas.