Dr. Seth Larson is here blogging from Prescott Valley, AZ to share the natural whitening secrets of the produce aisle and explain how dental implants may help those who have neglected to take proper care of their dental hygiene. Next time you go to the store to purchase a teeth whitener, don’t go as far as the produce aisle! We have come up with 5 good- tasting, natural whitening agents that do not harm your enamel or teeth like Crest- White strips and are the guaranteed cheapest on the market. Certain fruits, oils and vinegar offer properties similar to store- bought whitening products that work better and do not threaten our oral safety.
1. Banana peels
The vitamins and minerals potassium, magnesium, and manganese contained in the peel offer surface stain removal when rubbing it against the teeth for 2-3 minutes. Bananas, themselves, are also packed with healthy vitamins and minerals that can help to promote good oral health.
2. Baking soda mixed with Hydrogen Peroxide
When mixing these two together, we are making a natural tooth whitening paste full of anti-bacterial agents and tooth protecting liquid. Baking soda should be used in moderation considering excess use can lead to enamel erosion.
3. Coconut oil
We can use coconut oil for cooking and whitening our teeth! It works as a bacterial wash that “pulls” out toxic chemicals in the mouth and leaves gums healthier and teeth whiter. You can swish a spoonful around in your mouth, put this on your toothbrush and brush in a counter- clockwise motion, so that the enamel is not harmed, or you can wipe it on a cloth and rub it against the teeth. Do this for about 5-10 minutes.
4. Orange peels
The albedo in orange peels works as a whitening agent and the citric acid fights to maintain the pH balance by increasing our salivary gland production. Albedo is full of minerals, vitamins and nutrients that are good for our oral health and help to remove stains and whiten teeth.
Strawberries are a great and helpful source of Vitamin C that have a whitening agent in them called malic acid that helps to remove surface stains. This vitamin also helps to clear out unwanted plaque and reduce the chance of plaque buildup. Not only does this help to keep teeth stronger, but this powerful anti-oxidant is even known to boost our immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. One fun idea to do with strawberries is mix them with some baking soda to create a powerful whitening product that will destroy the stains in your smile. Mash up a strawberry and try it out for yourself!
We recommend that you head to your local store and purchase some, if not all, of these natural product whiteners instead of your harmful white strips. These do not pose any threat to enamel if used correctly and in moderation, unlike those devious strips. If you have never used any of these products, or you have used White Strips for years, you may not have the greatest dental hygiene or appearance. If you have suffered from tooth loss or loose teeth, you may want to consider dental implants today. We can replace the dead, unhealthy, or missing teeth in just months.
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