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Ultimate Guide to Natural Teeth Whitening – Fact vs Fiction

When I asked my clients what they would generally prefer to improve their smile, the most common response was more whiter teeth.

Many people consider most of the commercially available Teeth whitening products contain concentrated chemicals. So they are searching for natural teeth whitening methods. 

So no wonder, As a dentist we often come across this set of questions from our clients,friends..

  • Does banana peel whiten my teeth?
  • How can I make my teeth whiter naturally?
  • How fast does baking soda whiten teeth?
  • Does apple cider vinegar whiten teeth?
  • Does coconut oil whiten teeth?
  • Can turmeric whiten teeth?
  • Is baking soda bad for teeth?

With regards to teeth whitening, you may see various techniques highlighted on the web and in magazines—from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric.  

Just because they are using natural products doesn’t mean it’s healthy. In Fact some of them can do more harm than good to your teeth.

Natural products

Fruits and Baking Soda


 The methodology keeps up: you can make your teeth more white and more splendid utilizing family staples that are normally acidic (like lemons, oranges, apple juice vinegar), contain  digestive enzymes (like pineapple or mango), and something that is rough (like Baking Soda) 


 When eaten not surprisingly, organic products are an incredible decision. However, fruit and vinegar contain acid, and you put your pearly whites at risk when you prolong their contact with your teeth or use them to scrub your teeth because acid can wear away your enamel.

Enamel is the thin outer coating of your teeth that protects you from tooth sensitivity and cavities. 

Activated Charcoal 

Myth :

These strategies guarantee that cleaning your teeth with fixings like activated charcoal or applying a baking soda-hydrogen peroxide paste will change a yellow tooth into white. 


Baking soda has slight natural whitening properties. But, there is no proof that shows dental items with charcoal are protected or viable for your teeth, as indicated by the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Additionally, utilizing materials that are too grating on your teeth can really make them look more yellow. Enamel is the thing that you’re hoping to brighten, however in case you’re utilizing a scrub that is excessively harsh, you can really erode it.

At the point when that occurs, the following layer of your tooth can get uncovered – a gentler, yellow tissue called dentin.

Oils and Turmeric powder


Gargling oils like coconut oil in your mouth (oil pulling) or utilizing flavors like turmeric can help brighten your teeth.


 Coconut oil contains high lauric acid,it has the ability to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Unfortunately, there is no dependable logical proof to show oil pulling or turmeric brightens teeth. Save the oil and flavors for good dinners all things considered.

Still Interested in Whitening?

 The best normal approaches to keep your teeth white are following everyday oral health habits,  including:

  • Brushing your teeth two times per day for two minutes
  • Utilize a Whitening toothpaste with the IDA Seal of Acceptance
  • Cleaning between your teeth once every day
  • Restricting food varieties that stain your teeth, similar to Coffee, tea, and beverages containing heavy artificial colorants.
  • Not smoking or utilizing tobacco
  • Certain foods can stain your teeth, and plaque build-up on your teeth also make them yellow. Regular visits to your dental specialist for checkups and cleaning can help to fix this.

Whitening may not work on all teeth, and if you are a candidate, some methods—whether at home or in the dental office—may be better for your teeth than others.

If you want to try a specific whitening product or service, just talk to us before you begin. 

There are at-home bleaching options that have earned the IDA Seal of Acceptance, which means they’ve been tested to be safe and effective for your teeth. 

All things considered, pick a whitening toothpaste or toothpaste with whitening formula with the IDA Seal of Acceptance. 

The Seal tells you the toothpaste you pick is protected, powerful, and will not harm your teeth.

Sakti dental has a team of highly qualified and experienced dentists. Connect with them today by booking your appointment and get answers for all your tooth whitening-related concerns.

Dr. Shiva Sankar

Dr. Shiva Sankar is the Clinical Director and Orthodontist at Sakti Dental Clinic, Tirunelveli with over 18+ years of experience in dentistry. He is also a Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, Rajas Dental College affiliated to, Dr.MGR Medical University. Dr. Shiva Sankar frequently publishes research papers in leading scientific national and international journals.