That Stuff You Shouldn’t Try For A Whiter Grin

Oh yes, there are lots of amazing ideas out there when you’re trying to find ways to whiten your smile! Hop onto Pinterest, search the web, message a friend, and you will instantly find yourself faced with a long list of trendy and surprisingly compelling information. You just might be convinced right off the bat that a remedy you prepare and complete at home (or something you can quickly pick up at your local drugstore) is going to offer you the stain-removing magic you’ve been wanting for so long! While our Cleveland, TX team would love to give you the go ahead, we have to give you the red light instead. Unless it’s teeth whitening with us, it might not be safe. Let’s begin with some common things you might stumble upon but should definitely ignore!

Charcoal Toothpaste

If you haven’t heard about it by now, a quick hop, skip, and a jump through a search engine and you will find that there are many claims (and even fancy before and after pictures) that will have you thinking brushing with charcoal toothpaste will guide you toward a brilliantly white smile! Can we completely argue? Well, yes and no. It is true that you may be able to brighten up your grin this way. However, in addition to scrubbing away stubborn stains you may also scrub off some of your enamel. And you may temporarily stain your tongue black. We strongly advise against this trend completely and instead encourage you to visit us for safe whitening.

Lemon, Baking Soda, Etc.

It’s all natural. You have some lying around. You see that lots and lots of people are trying it and are claiming amazing results! However, similar to the reasons we wholeheartedly recommend against charcoal is why we say do not try the home remedies you’re seeing out there. Lemons are highly acidic and will damage your teeth, even if they do remove some amount of surface stains. Baking soda is very abrasive and will also damage your smile, while offering slight whitening. What you need for safe smile brightening is treatment with us, whether whitening, bonding, or veneers!

Stuff From The Drugstore

You may think that you’ve figured it out. You’ll go for the middle ground: You’re going to use teeth whitening only you’re going to pick up an over-the-counter kit from the store! Yes, we understand why but again, we have to tell you: Even that stuff that seems legit is more potentially damaging than you realize. See our team instead!

Come See Our Team For A Whiter Smile

Skip the trendy stuff you see online and instead, come on in for the teeth whitening you really need! We would love to help you say goodbye to stains and hello to a glowing, brilliant grin that’s healthy, too! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.