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Would you like to know if natural teeth whitening works? Evans Street Dental Center are here to expose three teeth whitening myths and propose some alternate solutions. Here are the myths:
-The Fruit Method: Some may suggest that you can make your teeth whiter by creating a mixture from citrus-and citrus-based products like lemons, oranges or apple cider vinegar, and fruits that contain digestive enzymes like pineapples or mangoes and baking soda. In fact, this method can be harmful to your teeth because the acid in the citrus can wear away your tooth enamel.
-Charcoal and Baking Soda Toothpaste: Sources may say that brushing your teeth with combinations of charcoal, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide will bleach your teeth. The American Dental Association reports that there is no research to support this. In reality, you may just be scrubbing away your white tooth enamel to expose the yellow dentin beneath.
-Oils and Spices: Rinsing with oils like coconut oil or liquids with dissolved turmeric can brighten your teeth over time. There is no proof to demonstrate that this works.
So now you know some methods that don’t work, you’ll want to know what does – am I right? Tried and true products such as ADA approved whitening toothpaste, rinses, strips or trays are a good way to start. If you’re looking for the best and most successful option and you live in or close to McMinnville Oregon, Dr. Natalya Ramsay can offer you a professional teeth whitening, which will noticeably brighten your teeth in just one appointment. Simply ring us at 503-472-1402.