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Cosmetic Dentist Near Daphne AL

 

There are several teeth whitening methods all over the internet and magazines.  Oil pulling charcoal, turmeric…..DIY whitening is on the top of the search, too.  According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry the number one thing people wanted to improve was their smile, meaning whiter teeth.  Cosmetic Dentist Near Daphne AL

A healthy smile will come in many different shades.  Although it is tempting to think that things in our own kitchen could help you have a bright smile.  Just because a method is “natural” doesn’t mean it is healthy.  Actually, DIY whitening can cause more harm than good to your teeth and here’s how! #sweetwaterdentist

Fruits

 

The Fiction:  This approach for whitening says you can make your teeth whiter and brighter by using household staples that are naturally acidic (lemons, oranges, apple cider vinegar), other fruits that contain digestive enzymes like pineapple or mango and something abrasive, like baking soda. 

 

The Facts:  When eating a fruit as usual, it is a great choice.  But fruit and vinegar contain acid.  When a person puts this on their pearly whites for an extended period of time, the acid can wear away at the enamel.  The enamel is a thin outer coating of the teeth and it protects your teeth from sensitivity and cavities. Cosmetic Dentist Near Daphne AL

 

Scrubs

 

The fiction:  This method says that scrubbing the teeth with ingredients like activated charcoal or baking soda-hydrogen peroxide paste with make your teeth shiny again. #downbythebay

 

The Facts:  There is no evidence of this.  Also, no evidence that dental products that contain charcoal are safe or effective. 

 

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