teeth whitening

Whitening Toothpaste: Why It May Not Be Effective

Let’s face it, we all want the whitest teeth possible. But have you been trying the hardest to get those desired results that aren’t apparent yet? We have a few reasons as to why your teeth may be going from dazzling to dull white using whitening toothpastes.

First, it is important to note that whitening toothpastes can’t change the actual color of your teeth. They also don’t contain peroxide which is a key ingredient for teeth-whitening. Most ingredients included in whitening toothpastes only remove surface stains, which means that it can’t lighten a stain that is deeper than surface level.

Second, the overuse of whitening toothpaste can wear down tooth enamel, which, in turn, can cause a yellowish shade on your teeth. Although it takes about two to six weeks to see results when used twice a day, it is well worth the wait instead of using the toothpaste more than you should just to have your teeth become less white than they should be.

So although whitening toothpaste may deliver some results overtime, it may not thoroughly do the job as much as teeth whitening treatments provided by your dentist.



Natural Remedies For Whitening Teeth

Looking for whiter teeth on a budget? We have the perfect solutions to keep your smile dazzling white without hurting your wallet.

  1. Sage: with its special properties, it can whitening teeth in no time! (We recommend using once or twice a week with whitening tooth scrub powder)
  2. Turmeric: if you try dipping a toothbrush in some turmeric, let it sit for about three minutes after brushing (without toothpaste) and rinse with water. The results won’t be as dramatic as the sage, but it’ll help!
  3. Strawberries: Strawberries have a special acid, called malic acid, that removes stains from teeth. Plus it contains Vitamin C so it is great for consuming. Win-win!
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide: This can whiten teeth instantly! It may be a little intense, but use a little at a time and mix with toothpaste or any other teeth-cleaning products.
  5. Baking Soda: Mix several teaspoons with a little water or lemon juice and you’ll be good to go! This will leave a paste you can leave on your teeth for a minute before rinsing.
  6. Banana Peel: Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on clean teeth for about 2 minutes can whiten your teeth due to certain minerals it contains.
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar: Use this as mouthwash and you’ll be set! Since vinegar can be harsh on your teeth, only perform this action occasionally.