3 Natural Ways To Brighten Your Smile Without Visiting A Whitening Dentist

April 25, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog


There are a lot of factors that can contribute to stained or yellow teeth and, unfortunately, some of them are out of your control. Sure, you could skip your morning cup of java, and maybe you quit smoking years ago, but what if you still can’t get that photo-ready smile you’ve always wanted?

Visiting a whitening dentist in New York is an incredibly safe way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. At the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we currently have two methods that we can use for whitening your teeth.

If you want a whiter smile in about an hour, you should have New York teeth whitening done at our office. Call us at 212-288-4455 to arrange an appointment today!

If you’re in no rush to have whiter, brighter teeth, you can also try some of the following natural tips.

1. Coconut Oil Pulling 

People around the world have been practicing oil pulling for centuries, and it’s become a fairly popular way to whiten teeth. All you have to do is swish a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth for anywhere from five to 20 minutes.

Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, which can prevent gum disease. It can also help make your teeth stronger and whiter.

2. Strawberries 

Fresh strawberries contain a substantial amount of malic acid, which happens to be a whitening agent. You can get the benefits of this delectable fruit by mashing up a few berries and rubbing the paste on your teeth; leave it on for about five minutes.

Be sure to rinse and brush afterward, because strawberries contain a lot of sugar. If you want to make the mixture even more powerful—though less tasty—add a touch of baking soda, and wait for the magic to happen.

3. Orange or Lemon Peels 

It might seem strange, but citrus fruits contain a lot of acid that can actually work as a potent tooth whitener. Do you remember how you used to bite into slices of oranges when you were a child, and leave the skin on your teeth so you had a goofy smile?

Do the same with orange or lemon peels, and continue chewing on it for two to five minutes. Be sure to rinse and brush afterward, though, because too much citric acid can damage your enamel.

The Best Place For New York Teeth Whitening 

Though these natural whitening techniques are effective, not everyone has the patience to wait for their results. If you want whiter teeth now, not in a few weeks—or even months—be sure to visit our office for your New York teeth whitening.

Call us today at 212-288-4455, so you can have a brighter smile tomorrow!

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