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Do you want to know if natural teeth whitening works? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Jackson Dental is here to expose three teeth whitening myths and propose some alternate solutions. Here are the myths:

The Fruit Method: Sources may suggest that you can make your teeth whiter by creating citrus-and citrus-based products such as lemons, oranges or apple cider vinegar, as well as fruits that have digestive enzymes like pineapples or mangoes and baking soda. In fact, this can be harmful to your teeth because the acid in the citrus wears away your tooth enamel.

Charcoal and Baking Soda Toothpaste: Some may say that brushing your teeth with a blend of charcoal, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide will whiten your teeth. The American Dental Association says that there is no research to support this. In actuality, you may just be scrubbing away white tooth enamel to expose the yellow dentin below.

Oils and Spices: Can rinsing with oils like coconut oil or liquids with turmeric added to it can brighten your teeth over time? There is no evidence that this is true.

So now you know some at home methods that don’t work, you’ll want to know what does. Look for tried and true products such as whitening toothpaste, rinses, strips or trays with the ADA seal. Are you seeking the best and fastest option? If you live in or close to Carrollton Texas, Dr. Robert Jackson can offer you a professional teeth whitening. This will noticeably brighten your teeth in just one appointment. Phone us at 972-492-1064.