Everyone wants bright white teeth, but be careful of some over-the-counter whitening systems. Speak to your dentist before trying one of these products.
Frequently asked questions. As suggested by many clinicians does lemon and baking soda whiten teeth?
Baking soda and lemon juice are not a healthy way to whiten your teeth. Although the result may seem that your teeth are whiter you have actually eroded and abraded your teeth. Lemon juice is very acidic and will erode your teeth. Baking soda is very abrasive and will abrade your teeth. Together they can have a very destructive effect. Once enamel is lost, it is lost forever.
A healthier and more effective way to bleach your teeth is to do the in-office bleaching systems or the at home bleaching systems with bleaching trays. There is no way to know how much improvement you will get but you will see an improvement. Some over-the-counter whitening products can be effective if used as instructed.
A good way to keep your teeth white is to get your routine cleanings, minimize foods that can stain your teeth (coffee, tea, wine, soda etc.) and don't smoke. Also, you can use whitening toothpaste and keep the slurry that forms from brushing in your mouth for about 5 minutes. If done consistently for a few weeks you will notice an improvement.
How to do teeth whitening at home?
Combine baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Put 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a small bowl and add 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Mix in toothpaste. Add some toothpaste to the bowl.
Apply the teeth-whitening paste. Apply this teeth-whitening paste to your teeth with a toothbrush, brushing lightly.