DIY Teeth Whitening Facts

DIY Teeth Whitening Facts

Posted by Hallmark Dental Group on Feb 14 2022, 06:13 AM

Everyone feels insecure when it comes to the color of their teeth. Who wouldn’t like to have whiter teeth? This insecurity can lead to less socialization due to the fear of being judged. Consuming certain foods or beverages can cause a staining your teeth. 

Some of the most popular foods that cause teeth staining are: 

  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Tea
  • Tomato sauce
  • Candies
  • Popsicles
  • Soft drinks
  • Soy sauce

Limiting these above-mentioned foods will stop your teeth from becoming yellow. 

Of course, you can go to dental professionals to have your teeth whitened. You can also look for DIY tricks to do the job. Here are some DIY methods to have natural white teeth. 

  • Baking Soda for Lighter Stains

Periodic use of baking soda helps to lighten stains. Take a bit of baking soda onto your toothbrush and wet it. Brush your teeth gently. 

  • Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Teeth whitening toothpaste contains mild whitening agents and abrasive materials to polish the teeth. It whitens the surface-level stain present on your teeth rather than going deep. Some toothpaste may take weeks for the changes to show. 

  • Teeth Whitening Kits

Teeth whitening kits can be purchased from anywhere without any medical prescription. This helps to whiten your teeth at home without any professional help. However, make sure you don’t overdo teeth whitening as it can lead to:

  • Gum irritation
  • Damage to tooth restoration
  • Roughening of the tooth's surface
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Increased chances of demineralization

If the whitening chemical gets into a cracked tooth through the cavity hole present on your teeth, it can be really painful. Some people also notice uneven shading of color on their teeth. This is because natural teeth whiten and the rest remain the same as before. 

Most of the teeth whitening kits purchased from stores are peroxide-based. The higher the level of peroxide, the shorter the time these gels should be kept on your teeth. Otherwise, it dehydrates your teeth and cause increased sensitivity.

Non-DIY: Professional Teeth Whitening 

Even with so many teeth whitening options available in the market, so many people prefer to have their teeth whitened professionally. The fear of causing tooth damage is the main reason people go for professional treatment. 

Speak with your dentist before a professional whitening procedure. Ask your dentist to suggest a teeth whitening option that is suitable for you. 

For professional teeth whitening, contact Hallmark Dental Group, 335 East St George Blvd #201, Saint George, UT 84770. Call us at 435-310-4812 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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