Natural remedies to help whiten your smile
As the university semester coming to a close, the race is on for mid-year graduates to break into the professional world. With close to 48% of people who participated in the Kelton Smile Survey agreeing that a smile is the most memorable feature during first impressions, it could definitely be worth giving those pearly whites an update.
Here at Hooper Tooth Conserving Dentistry in Rose Bay, Sydney, we want to ensure our community is up to date with all the latest whitening techniques and treatments. The following article discusses different methods that you can use to whiten your smile naturally and also provides a couple of ways we can help you speed up your whitening results.
When it comes to your teeth generally crunchy fruits are best such as apples, pineapples and pears but other fruits that are good for your teeth are those such as strawberries. Just chewing on apples and crunchy fruits can whiten your teeth as the abrasive action helps to scrub the plaque from them but also apples and strawberries contain malic acid. This increases the amount of saliva in the mouth which helps to clear away stains. Pineapple on the other hand naturally contains bromelain which works as an anti-inflammatory with natural cleansing properties.
Cheese has strengthening properties and protein to help assist in the protection of tooth enamel. By combining calcium and phosphorus together, cheese can increase the strength of the teeth’s enamel, as well as encouraging healthy bone density.
Try coconut oil pulling
Don’t be alarmed, were not saying you should drink it! But by using a method called oil pulling which involves swishing coconut oil through your teeth for 5 minutes you may be able to stop the bacteria from developing on your teeth which can help them stay whiter.
Coffee, tea and wine are thought to be some the most common staining culprits. Using straws can take away the direct contact the drink has to your teeth. Now that the option of purchasing hot straws is available you won’t have to worry about any kind of chemical risks to your body and they can be reusable.
How we can help you…
Along with practicing healthy brushing and flossing habits and regular check-ups every 6 months, you can gradually assist in keeping your teeth whiter for longer. But for faster results you may want to consider one of Hooper Tooth Conserving Dentistry’s teeth whitening programs.
Providing both value and care for your whitening treatment
With the option of in-chair and take home treatments that include a tooth remineralising agent to support the strengthening of the enamel, Hooper Tooth Conserving Dentistry aims to assist in not only the whitening process but also the retention process.