I believe it's safe to say that all of us eager our smiles to reveal healthy and beautiful white teeth. With teeth whitening getting more and more cheap and accessible over the years, people more often choose to obtain those white pearls in non-natural ways. Still, there are some concerns that need to be considered regarding possible side effects of teeth bleaching.
First of all, the tooth sensitivity. The teeth’s enamel is quite prone to damage during the whitening process. The research shows that 62% people who decided to try teeth whitening have complained of tooth hypersensitivity. This is not a wonder, considering teeth are porous – their surface is filled with small holes. The whitening chemicals penetrate the surface and oxidize the stains, bleaching them this way. The studies have explained to us that these bleaching chemicals cause an inflammation in the deep layers of our teeth, which leads to patients having a toothache.
Second of all, if the bleach gets in touch with your gums, it’s quite possible that an irritation will develop. Gum tissue is not very fond of the chemicals that teeth bleaching provides it. The good thing about it is that it is not a permanent problem, the gums will recover. If you are amongst people that have problems with gums, we recommend Lacalut aktiv toothpaste. It is filled with ingredients that stop gum bleeding, dissolve plaque, stop the development of infection, soothe the gums and strengthen the tooth enamel.
Before opting for chemical choices, we recommend that you first try out all the natural ways of teeth whitening.
Of course, the first advice is to maintain your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth minimally twice a day, using small, circular motions. We advise you to use Curaprox toothbrushes that are extra gentle on the gums and tough on the plaque. Unfortunately for some people, despite brushing, flossing and rinsing, they still have teeth stains or discolored teeth. This is mostly caused by:
- drinking coffee
- thinning tooth enamel
- poor diet
One of the natural teeth whiteners is coconut oil pulling. Just put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and jumble it around the teeth for 20 minutes. You can also apply a few drops on your toothbrush and brush against your teeth. Another trait of coconut oil pulling is its antimicrobial feature, which is perfect for protecting the gums.
Apple cider vinegar is another way to clean the stubborn stains from your teeth. Its ingredients kill the germs and support the development of the good bacteria. Apply it on the toothbrush and brush against the teeth, after which you need to brush your teeth again with a regular toothpaste. For the best results, you need to stay consistent and follow this procedure for at least a month.
Lemon or orange peels contain beneficial ingredients for cleaning the teeth and regulating the stomach acid. Brush them against your teeth, but remember to do it gently – if you brush too aggressively, the acid might damage the tooth enamel.
These are only a few options amongst many natural teeth cleansers. We recommend that you try some of them before choosing teeth bleaching, the results may surprise you!