Everyone wants whiter teeth. After all, your smile may be one of the first things people notice about you, and you want to make a good impression. And, a bright smile will give you a sense of confidence in professional and social settings. But what is the best way to get the smile of your dreams?
Take a walk through your nearest grocery, drug or box store, and head over the dental aisle. You will see row after row of kits, strips, gels and systems, all of which claim they will give your grin you are looking for. The problem is that these products might not do everything that they advertise, or they may not be suitable for you to use. There are also toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain whitening agents. Before you add anything to your dental routine, you should speak with our dentist, Dr. Rahul Malik.
Some people opt for home remedies. For example, oil pulling is popular. People swish coconut oil around in their mouths. Although there is nothing dangerous in this practice, it has never been proven to do anything beneficial for your teeth. Others have experimented with a mixture of crushed strawberries and baking soda.
Studies have found that using this mixture may remove some plaque but does nothing to improve the appearance of your teeth. Some people have tried scrubbing their teeth with activated charcoal. There is no proof that this will help your teeth, and the abrasives in charcoal could damage your enamel.
If you want a brighter smile, the best thing that you can do is to call Unique Dental Care in San Leandro, California at 510-380-8343. At our office we can give you a whitening treatment that is safe and effective.