A bright, white smile looks great, boosts confidence, and indicates great oral hygiene. But if you glance into the mirror and notice that smile dimming, it could be time to figure out a get-white-quick strategy that won’t break the bank! Common causes for yellow teeth are drinks like coffee or wine, smoking, and aging. In fact, many dentists may recommend taking preventative action and cutting back on the food and drinks that can stain your teeth.
But don’t worry, we won’t ask you to give up your morning cup of joe or your evening glass of wine! These 4 teeth whitening products will help you to whiten your teeth in a quick and affordable way:
Baking Soda (Under $2)
Here’s one of the oldest tricks in the book! After applying toothpaste to your toothbrush, add a bit of baking soda. This will give your toothpaste super whitening powers! But remember, with great power comes great responsibility: Baking soda can be abrasive and could cause damage to your enamel. It’s important to not use this method too frequently. Save your baking soda toothpaste power combination for once a week use only!
Baking soda can be purchased at your local grocery store.
Coconut Oil (Under $6)
This method is affordable and natural! Swishing with coconut oil for 10 minutes every day can help to whiten your teeth. This is because coconut oil is antibacterial, which means it has the ability to draw out stains. The texture may be strange, but the results make it worth it. Plus, there’s an added bonus: Coconut oil will also decrease the bacteria in your mouth that cause bad breath!
You can buy coconut oil at your local grocery store.
Activated Charcoal (Under $10)
Activated charcoal can be used as a natural teeth-whitening method. All it takes is 5 minutes, a toothbrush, and one capsule of activated charcoal. Here’s how to do it: Empty out one capsule of activated charcoal onto your toothbrush, then brush for 5 minutes. The charcoal acts like a stain magnet and draws out the impurities in your teeth. Once you’re doing brushing, thoroughly rinse. Since it’s natural, charcoal can be used as often as you like.
Activated charcoal can be found at most supplement stores.
While the above are great ways to achieve a quick fix, a longer lasting bright, white smile can be yours in just an hour with the Philips ZOOM!® WhiteSpeed technology available in our office! Philips ZOOM!® WhiteSpeed is a scientifically advanced teeth whitening procedure perfect for anyone looking for immediate results. With the most advanced LED whitening technology from Philips, the results are better than ever!
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