How to Whiten Your Teeth

Did you know that the smile is one of the first things someone notices about you when you meet them? It’s no wonder you want it to be white at all times. There are so many different things you can do in order to whiten your teeth and the professionals in Brownsburg Dentists are here to explain those to you. Keep reading to learn more.


One of the most natural ways that many people don’t know about is eating strawberries. You may be thinking that much be the exact opposite because of their color. Strawberries though are filled with nutrients that will actually help get your smile whiter. They are also healthy for you! Next time you are looking for a snack, you can start eating strawberries and you will be on your way to a whiter smile in no time.

Baking Soda

One of the most common and older methods of whitening your teeth is to use baking soda. Do you know why it’s dated so far and so many people know about it? It’s because it works. You can brush your teeth with the baking soda or let it sit on your teeth and then rinse it out. You don’t want to do their daily however once per week will help your teeth get brighter.

Strawberries and Baking Soda

Combining our first two recommendations will work amazing too. Strawberries do a great job of allowing the baking soda to stick to them. Just like using baking soda, it’s important not to do this every single day or that can be dangerous. But run the strawberries with the baking soda on it along your teeth slowly. It really will help!

Oil Pulling

You may have heard about oil pulling before. Not only is it very healthy for your teeth but it will help to keep them whiter too. Oil pulling involves getting coconut oil and swishing it around your mouth. One of the negatives about oil pulling is that it takes about 15 minutes minimum for you to get the benefits. We recommend, incorporating it into something else you are doing. For example, while you are getting your breakfast ready in the morning you could be oil pulling. When you are watching television at night, you could be oil pulling. By putting another activity with it you won’t just be sitting there looking at the time for 15 minutes, you will be multitasking. At first, it will be more of a solid, but just let it melt in your mouth and then start swishing it around your teeth and gums. The oil will pull bacteria out and toxins too. When you go to spit out the oil, make sure you don’t spit it down the drain. This will result in having a clogged drain eventually since it will re-solidify. Make sure to spit it straight into the trash can.

Whitening Toothpaste

There are a lot of great whitening toothpastes on the market today that really do work. One thing to remember though is not to use these forever. You can use them for a couple of weeks and then put the toothpaste away to use again in a couple of months for now. Using them too much will leave your teeth sensitive. You can always ask your dentist what whitening toothpaste they recommend.

In-House treatment

There are a couple of different options when you go to the dentist for which in-house treatment you can get. If you have a specific goal in mind, this will help the dentist to know which option to tell you more about. For example, if you just generally want your teeth a little whiter, there are take-home treatments in which your teeth are molded and you put gel on them for one hour per day. In about 2 weeks or less, they will be a lot whiter. If you are someone that does not have the time to whiten them every single day or you simply need them white within a couple of hours, there are quick treatments at the dentist office that will leave you will sparkling white teeth by the time you leave your appointment.

Make sure you communicate with your dentist your goals and desires so they can help you achieve the look in the time frame you are looking for as well as with a budget you will comfortable with. It’s also important never to whiten your teeth too much as this can damage them and it can end up becoming painful to eat many foods or drink cold drinks.

Your smile is something you take pride with and one of the first things someone will notice about you when they first meet you. Make sure you are making the best first impression possible and have white teeth that are beautiful!

As you can see, there are so many different ways to whiten your teeth and get the pearly white smile you have always dreamed up. Make sure not to whiten them too much or they will become sensitive which will be frustrating for you. With a white smile, you will have more confidence and you will enjoy smiling that much more, especially when you are trying to make a good first impression. All of these options range in costs as well as a time frame from when they will start working. For more information on teeth whitening, give us a call today.