When it comes to getting whiter teeth, many people won’t think twice about taking a shortcut. In fact, many people might remember dabbing baking soda on their toothbrush to get that extra bit of whiteness before a school dance or special event. Unfortunately, the truth is that even baking soda (by itself) isn’t all that healthy – because it’s abrasive and tough on your enamel! But the superior cleaning power of baking soda isn’t the only product that’s promised results and come up short for our teeth.
What about CHARCOAL?
Charcoal has become a bit of a fad with social media stars like Kylie Jenner even pushing her own line of charcoal-infused products. But unfortunately – it might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Because recently the British Dental Journal has reported that charcoal – while popular – provides very little (if any) protection against decay, with limited evidence to show that it can even help whiten teeth. In fact, what the dentists in charge of the study discovered was that – when used too much – the activated charcoal had a habit of working its way into peoples fillings, becoming difficult to remove.
Using hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth
This one’s another common “tip” that gets passed around without much thought for the precautions that must be taken to protect your teeth if you attempt it. While hydrogen whitens just about anything it comes into contact with our dentists in Garden grove don’t recommend you try this method, because you have to do it just right, not too frequently, and with the correct dilution. The risk? Very expensive and potentially uncomfortable damage.
And crunchy foods?
Ah, nature’s whitening strip. Crunchy foods like granola won’t actually whiten your teeth as you would typically think – but they act like nature’s toothbrush by helping scrape the gunk off your teeth that contribute to staining.
Feel like getting it done the right way? In-office whitening is the easiest route.
Whether you have sensitive teeth, severe staining, or you just want to make sure it’s done right the first time, our dentists in Garden grove provide in-office dental whitening for patients every day. In just a single visit, your teeth can be noticeably whiter. The best part? It’s really, really easy.