Teeth whitening is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures in dentistry. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most important thing people want to change about their smile is the whiteness of their teeth, and almost 100 percent of those surveyed believe a great smile is one of their most important “social assets.” So it’s no surprise that there are so many whitening products on the market today to do this. But brighter smiles have been desirable long before modern solutions were available, and making homemade teeth whitening paste is a fun and safe way to brighten your smile when used in tandem with professional care products. SHOP NOW
How to Whiten Teeth at Home
Most products today use carbamide peroxide, some of which break down into hydrogen peroxide – the main bleaching agent, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). And studies show bleaching is generally safe. As a general rule for Do It Yourself (DIY) whitening, using everyday solutions in moderation – like baking soda, coconut oil and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide – can make an effect. Several homemade solutions start with baking soda as the base, combined with other natural ingredients for consistency. Shop our whitening kit here
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
A simple toothpaste consisting of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can create a brighter smile. Baking soda combined with water, explains MDHealth.com, releases free radicals that break down stain-causing molecules on tooth enamel.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a multipurpose household product; you might be surprised to learn it also has natural whitening properties, per Reader’s Digest. Using it in conjunction with baking soda actually helps to remove stains and whiten your teeth. You can also gargle with it to a similar effect over time. And although results aren’t instant, using apple cider vinegar over a period of weeks can make a difference. Book your 30-minute session.
Coconut Oil and Peppermint Leaf
How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke