Article written by Elite Dental Group
You don’t have to wait until your next dental appointment to have a bright, shining smile that leaves an impression on everyone around you. While your dentist can help your smile reach new heights, you can begin the process of whitening your teeth by trying new practices and remedies in your daily routine.
In case you weren’t aware, there is a set of foods that naturally whiten teeth as a result of their chemical properties. For example, strawberries, watermelons, and apples are high in malic acid, which has natural bleaching properties that brighten your smile and prevent tooth staining. Dairy products derived from milk also contain lactic acid, which can whiten teeth by stimulating the production of saliva to wash away bacteria on the teeth. Furthermore, milk contains the protein casein, which prevents the accumulation of stain-inducing materials such as plaque and tannins.
In addition to adding these foods to your diet, you can also try some new things while brushing your teeth. Baking soda is a potent natural whitener, so you can brush your teeth with a solution made from water and baking soda. You can also gargle and rinse with a solution made from water and hydrogen peroxide, which is another bleaching agent. Be sure to dilute the solution, because hydrogen peroxide can actually damage tooth enamel in high concentrations.
Of course, there’s no substitute for regular visits to the dentists for routine cleaning and polishing. Be sure to visit your dentist whenever you are scheduled for an appointment.
Article provided by Elite Dental Group. Elite Dental Group’s head dentist Dr. Andre Eliasan is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale, CA. Whether you need a wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale, dental implants in Glendale, or tooth whitening in Glendale, contact or visit them today to schedule your next appointment.