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3 Teeth Whitening Options: How to Brighten Your Smile

Tal Lewinger - Friday, April 21, 2017

Having a whiter, brighter smile is a goal of most people. After all, we subject our teeth to so many stain-causing foods, drinks, and chemicals that having perfectly white teeth is a hard goal to accomplish. If you’re already noticing discoloration, there are plenty of remedies you can use to brighten up your smile. Furthermore, there are steps you can take to prevent further discoloration as well! Here’s how!


Remedies for Discoloured Teeth


There are plenty of options out there to re-brighten and re-whiten your smile if you’ve already noticed some discoloration. This ranges anywhere from whitening strips you can buy from your local pharmacy to making an appointment with a Marketplace Dentistry.


  1. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste

    Baking Soda is a fantastic option for whitening your teeth. It’s a mildly abrasive substance that is known for lifting away stains and residue without the harshness of bleach. For this, mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough lemon juice to give it a thick paste texture. Wipe away excess saliva on your teeth, apply, and brush!

  2. Teeth Whitening Strips

    Whitening strips are very thin strips with a peroxide-based whitening gel. Directions vary depending on the brand, but these strips can be picked up at your local pharmacy. Results can be seen after just a few uses.

  3. In-Office Whitening

    Making an appointment with Marketplace Dentistry can also be beneficial! At this appointment, a teeth whitening agent will be applied directly to the teeth. Used in combination with heat, special lights, or even a laser - you’re guaranteed a whiter, brighter, smile almost instantly!

These are great options if you’ve already noticed some discoloration on your teeth. Let’s talk about ways to prevent discoloration in the event you’ve just finished some whitening techniques!


Preventing Discoloration


Whether you’ve already gone through some teeth whitening strategies, or you’re just looking to decrease the chance of further discoloration, here are some great tips to prevent teeth discoloration.


  1. #1 Brush and floss twice per day
  3. #2 Eat a lot of crunchy fruits and vegetables
  5. #3 Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings
  7. #4 Use whitening versions of your toothpaste or mouthwash
  9. #5 Avoid foods/drinks that are known to stain - for example, coffee, wine, cigarettes.

Having whiter and brighter teeth is not impossible! Don’t hesitate to take a trip to your local dentist for further tips and tricks, as well as for a cleaning!



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