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Natural Teeth Whitening: Facts versus Myths

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Evan
Natural Teeth Whitening: Facts versus MythsNumerous tooth-whitening treatments, including oil pulling, charcoal, and turmeric, are promoted on the internet and in the media. However, the naturalness of a practice does not inevitably render it harmless or helpful to human health. Self-whitening techniques have been demonstrated to inflict more harm than good on teeth.


This approach purports to brighten and whiten teeth by combining abrasive substances with things that are either naturally acidic (such as oranges, apple cider vinegar, and lemons) or contain digestive enzymes and abrasives. When taken in a usual manner, fruit is a nutritious option. However, vinegar and fruits are acidic substances that can erode dental enamel if kept in contact with teeth for too long or when used as a scrub.


Treatments that include brushing your teeth with baking soda-hydrogen peroxide paste or activated charcoal claim to restore your teeth' natural brilliance is fraudulent. Charcoal methods for tooth whitening are neither safe nor effective. Regular toothpaste with excessive abrasiveness may also result in yellower teeth. A scrape's abrasiveness can remove the enamel you wish to whiten in the first place. Once this occurs, the yellow, softer dentin layer can become visible beneath.

To avoid any of these, pick an American Dental Association-approved whitening toothpaste. Purchasing toothpaste with the ADA Seal guarantees that it is safe and will not harm your teeth.


It is fiction that when coconut oil is swished in the mouth to eliminate plaque, and natural spices can help whiten teeth. However, multiple websites have incorrectly claimed that turmeric or oil-pulling will whiten teeth.

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