Tips for Natural Teeth Whitening

By Ashley Ess in Natural Products

It can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to DIY ways to whiten teeth naturally. If you're looking to brighten your pearly whites to the next level, know that there are ways to whiten your smile that are safe and effective. When stains rear their ugly heads, we can use natural teeth whitening toothpastes that won't harm our dental health.

The "Tooth" about Whitening Trends

When looking for solutions on how to whiten teeth naturally, be on high alert. Some popular, at-home methods are not necessarily safe for your teeth, as sometimes the technique or ingredients (even if they are naturally derived) can actually damage tooth enamel.

Methods such as brushing with vinegar, lemon or other fruit juices, or baking soda mixtures have not proven effective at whitening. If too acidic or abrasive, these substances can compromise your enamel, putting you at risk for tooth decay and cavities. Unfortunately, any wear to your enamel is permanent, reports the American Dental Association.

With so many whitening tips and tricks floating around out there, who's to know what to trust? It's important to remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't risk damaging your teeth for the promise of a whiter smile. There are safe, proven methods to whiten your teeth using substances sourced from the Earth.

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Safe Teeth Whitening Methods

The safest, most foolproof way to whiten teeth naturally is to use a natural whitening toothpaste. Natural whitening toothpaste formulas are vigorously tested for safety and don't contain any ingredients that will harm your enamel. For example, hydrated silica is a compound found in the Earth's crust that can be used as a mild abrasive in toothpastes to safely remove surface stains.

Find a natural toothpaste that works for you with ingredients you feel comfortable using. Tom's of Maine's Luminous White Toothpaste uses a clinically proven natural whitening technology to remove surface stains that is also safe on enamel and safe for everyday use. Note that you'll need to use your whitening toothpaste consistently and regularly in order to make a difference. Keep up the brushing and watch your teeth brighten!

Stopping Stains

In addition to using a natural whitening toothpaste, you can take steps in your daily routine to minimize teeth stains. First and foremost, practicing a thorough dental hygiene routine is your best defense against stains. Brushing for at least two minutes twice per day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups will help keep stains at bay.

Another way to reduce your chances of developing stained teeth is to avoid the biggest stain offenders. Beverages like coffee, tea, and wine and foods like berries, beets, and tomato sauce can potentially do a number on your teeth. So how can you prevent tooth staining without sacrificing some of your favorite drinks and foods? Brush or rinse out your mouth after each meal and turn to your natural whitening toothpaste to help keep those pearly whites shining.

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Taking a proactive approach to keeping your teeth healthy is your best course of action against stains and decay, and using a natural whitening toothpaste daily will set you on the path to a brighter smile. You can feel great knowing that your chosen method of whitening is safe and uses ingredients sourced from the Earth!

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Why It's Good

Some DIY whitening trends aren't safe for your teeth, even if they claim to use naturally derived substances. You can be confident that your natural whitening toothpaste is safe and effective and only uses ingredients you can trust.