4 Great Tips for Home Teeth Whitening

home teeth whitening

You don’t need that much in order to attract attention and create a good impression of yourself in others. Just a healthy and bright smile. But when our teeth are yellow and discolored, we can’t smile confidently. Even though genetics could play a role in this, but so can poor oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing or flossing and cause plaque buildup, cavities and tooth decay. Today we will be sharing some great tips for home teeth whitening that you should definitely try out if you want to have a nice, beautiful smile.

Home teeth whitening tips

If you don’t have the time to go to your dentist every now and then to get your teeth whitened, there are some pretty good and effective home teeth whitening techniques that you can use yourself.

Oil Pulling

With good oral hygiene, you can also try oil pulling. This is a great home teeth whitening techniques that can not only brighten your smile, but it can also freshen your breath and remove toxins from your body. We recommend doing oil pulls for 15-20 minutes. This will help remove the majority of bacteria in your mouth as well as prevent plaque buildup and make teeth whiter.

Most people use coconut oil because it’s the safest, tastes good and offers a variety of health benefits. It can also reduce inflammation thanks to high concentration of lauric acid.

Home teeth whitening with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is known as a natural bleaching agent and disinfectant. It can both destroy the harmful bacteria in your mouth as well as whiten your teeth. We recommend using a diluted version and to make sure that you don’t use it too often. Practicing this home teeth whitening technique could lead to tooth enamel erosion which could cause tooth sensitivity and even gum irritation. So make sure that you use 1.5% or 3% hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash solution. For an added affect, mix two teaspoons of peroxide and one teaspoon of baking soda. This will create a teeth whitening paste that you can just rub on your teeth.

Baking soda

Baking soda by itself can also be used as an effective home teeth whitening agent since it has natural whitening properties, creates an alkaline environment and prevents bacteria growth. Various studies have been conducted and concluded that tooth pastes that have baking soda in it are far more effective in removing stains and plaque than those that don’t.

If you’re going to use this whitening approach, make sure that you mix two teaspoons of water and one teaspoon of baking soda. This mixture should then be rubbed on your teeth a few times per week.

Prevent tooth stains

Another approach in home teeth whitening is that you can prevent or minimize tooth stains. This means that you should:

Limit the consumption of foods and beverages that can stain your teeth e.g., dark berries, soda, tomato sauce, coffee, tea, red wine and so on. And if you do consume these foods/beverages, brush your teeth after so you clean all the remains from your teeth.

The second thing you need to do is improve your oral hygiene. That means that you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day.

Your diet also has a huge impact on the health and color of your teeth. So make sure that you limit the intake of sugary food/beverage (sugar helps increase the number of bacteria in your mouth which can harm your tooth enamel) and make sure that your calcium intake is sufficient. Calcium is required not just to have strong bones, but also strong and healthy teeth. You can ensure sufficient intake either through dairy products or with help of supplements.

And of course, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist at least twice a year for cleaning and preventative check-up. Your dentist will clean all the plaque and residue that you can’t reach with your toothbrush or floss and he will also check if there are


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Dr. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing high-quality dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment to help you achieve improved oral health and the beautiful smile you deserve.

Dr. Nguyen has served on the Virginia Board of Dentistry and has many achievements such as: Invisalign Premier and Teen Provider, Pre-Fellow with Academy of General Dentistry, Graduate of Aesthetic Continuum, Engel Institute for Dental Implant Training, WaveOne Endodontic Training, HD President’s Club.

Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, staying active in the gym, and trying out new restaurants.  When he isn’t at work, you can find him playing basketball, tennis, football, or hiking.

“I want to make you feel right at home, exceed your expectations, and provide an amazing experience!”