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Maricela Murillo, DDS
4990 70th Street, San Diego, CA 92115

Call us today at (619) 582-5380

DIY Teeth Whitening

So here’s the thing, everyone wants nice looking teeth but no one wants to go to the dentist. You have to schedule an appointment, take the time out of your day to go, wait for hours, and it just goes on. Sure, it makes sense to do that if you have a regular check-up that you need to do, but if you want something simple like teeth whitening, there is no reason you have to sit there for hours just to have your teeth brightened up a little bit.

So instead, here is a list of ways that you can get a whiter and brighter smile without having to go to the dentist.

Brush your teeth with a baking soda and water mix. Baking soda is something that people often use to get stains out of clothing. It works just the same when you use it on your teeth. It will pull out the color and make it brighter than it was before. It won’t make it pearly white after one wash but do this a few times a month and you will notice a difference. Bonus: It also takes out the bacteria so you will have fewer mouth sores. Learn more here about teeth whitening strips.

Wash your mouth out with Apple cider vinegar and that can whiten your teeth. It sounds gross but the vinegar is powerful enough to pull the discoloration out of anything which is what makes this a pretty good method of getting whiter teeth.

Eat raw fruits and vegetables. This might be a little weird to hear, but eating raw fruits and vegetables can rub away all of the plagues that is on your teeth, making them brighter and healthier. This doesn’t substitute for brushing your teeth, but it will help them look a lot brighter if you do this a few times a week.

When following any of these methods, limit the amount of staining foods and beverages that you consume. The less staining things that you are putting into your mouth, the less that you have to clean off. If you do have something that could stain your teeth, try to brush right after you have finished eating or drinking.

As always, like you would with anything you read on the internet, study everything. Do not follow any of these methods without doing your own research first or talking with a dentist to make sure that your teeth can handle these methods. While they are all safe, if you overuse the vinegar or the baking soda, you can risk eroding the tooth enamel. You would have a brighter smile but your teeth wouldn’t be as strong as they were before.

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