Looking for a Dentist?  What about teeth Whitening?

Dental treatment NHS provided

When you are looking for dental practice that is a NHS dentist, you must remember, like all NHS patients, you will be in for a long wait.

Finding a new dentist

A good idea is to visit their website and have a we look. These days, having a great website is one of the most important things. The website should always show the contact details so its proof they have a registered office among other things.


How can I whiten my teeth?

1. Practice oil pulling (swishing oil around the mouth like mouthwash)

2. Brush with baking soda

3. Use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with water)

4. Eat fruits and vegetables

5. Prevent tooth stains before they happen

6. Don’t underestimate the value of brushing and flossing

Other methods that are not proven

There are a few other natural teeth whitening methods, but there is no scientific evidence to prove that they are safe or effective.

Some of the unproven methods include:

Activated charcoal. Brushing with powdered charcoal supposedly pulls toxins

Kaolin clay. Proponents of this method claim that brushing with clay helps remove stains from teeth.

Fruit peels. Rubbing orange, lemon, Banana peels on your teeth is claimed to make them whiter.

Apple cider vinegar. There is no evidence that using vinegar as a mouthwash helps whiten your teeth. On the contrary, it weakens the enamel and promotes tooth decay.


The bottom line on teeth whitening

There are several natural methods to help whiten your teeth. These remedies work by gently removing surface stains on your teeth.

However, most dentists offer whitening treatments that are much stronger than these natural remedies. They involve bleaching the teeth, which may be more effective for severe tooth discoloration. Overuse of any whitening product can damage your teeth.

Always check with your dentist about your options and which would work best for you.