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Dentist names 3 ways to safely whiten teeth

Dentist names 3 ways to safely whiten teeth How not to whiten teeth (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Everyone dreams of a snow-white smile. To get the smile of your dreams, you can use professional and non-professional means. There are ways to achieve the desired result, according to the Eat This, Not That! website.

Teeth whitening strips

These are thin plastic strips that need to be applied to the teeth. They contain a whitening solution that helps break down stains and discoloration.

They can be incredibly effective if they are of high quality and used correctly.

Whitening toothpaste

Dentist Michael Wei named another method that can be easily applied. This type of toothpaste contains abrasives and special chemicals that help remove surface stains and discoloration.

Laser whitening

Laser whitening may not be accessible to everyone, but it is one of the most effective methods for whitening teeth. It is a professional teeth whitening procedure performed by a dentist.

It involves the direct application of a whitening gel to the teeth and the use of a laser to activate the gel.

Harmful teeth whitening methods

Baking Soda

This is one method that is not worth your time. Baking soda is ineffective for whitening teeth and can lead to enamel damage.


Charcoal toothpaste and powders have become popular online, claiming to give you a whiter and brighter smile. However, these products are abrasive and can damage tooth enamel.

Regardless of your choice, it is important to regularly visit your dentist for check-ups if you want to maintain the health of your teeth and gums into old age.

Proper teeth care

There are four steps to a great smile:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, after breakfast and before bed.
  • Use dental floss daily.
  • Limit the number of snacks throughout the day.
  • Regularly have dental check-ups.

Previously, we reported on how to protect your teeth from enamel damage.