Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Same-Day Implants. If you recall from last time, we covered several ways for you to whiten your teeth without spending thousands on teeth whitening products. In this blog, we’ll talk about several more ways to whiten up your teeth in addition to improving your overall oral health. If you have any questions, be sure to contact your local periodontists at Same-Day Implants.
It’s no secret that smoking causes tooth discoloration. Not only does smoking stain teeth over years of smoking, but people who smoke regularly have an increased likelihood of contracting gum disease and other serious oral health issues. According to a study in the Journal of Periodontology, people who smoke are three times more likely to experience moderate to severe gum disease. Think of this next time you pull out a cigarette: not only are your teeth getting stained, you’re also putting yourself at higher risk for oral health conditions.
Believe it or not, coconut oil can be used as a natural teeth whitening agent. Not only is coconut oil known for whitening teeth, but it has antimicrobial properties, meaning it’s also great for cleaning and protecting gums as well. You can either swish with coconut oil right after brushing or apply some oil directly to the brush itself in addition to your toothbrush. According to the Journal of Contemporary Dental Hygiene, oil pulling is a safe and effective way of whitening teeth and generally improving your overall oral health without side effects and without spending thousands on oral care products to achieve the same results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains compounds like acetic acid, magnesium, potassium enzymes, and probiotics. These components will help eliminate bad bacteria while encouraging the growth of good bacteria that will keep your mouth healthy. The acidity will help to eliminate plaque while removing stains and whitening your teeth. The only trick is to make sure you brush after using apple cider vinegar because the acidity will damage the enamel on your teeth otherwise. Unlike oil pulling, you should avoid applying apple cider vinegar to the teeth via your toothbrush. Instead, use your finger or a cloth to gently rub it on, then wash immediately. You should wait at least 30 minutes before brushing.
Although the main purpose of dental implants is to restore the functionality you once had with your natural teeth. Dental implants also play an important role in providing you with a healthier smile. If you’ve lost teeth for whatever reason, whether due to physical injury or an oral health condition like periodontal disease, you may be a candidate for our same-day dental implant procedures.
At Same-Day Implants, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive oral exam to determine the best course of action for restoring your oral health and functionality. Contact us today to learn about our single-tooth dental implants and All-on-4 dental implants.