Everyone wants shiney white teeth. In order to achieve that, people apply various homely remedies, without properly knowing the consequences. As such, most of these tactics cause severe damage to the teeth, rather than making them bright and shiny.
Fruits like lemon and strawberry have been used to whiten the teeth at home over the ages. Now, a team of dentists in London establishes that these common kitchen items are actually very harmful for the teeth. The acids naturally present in these fruits erode the tooth enamel.
The teeth whitening specialists at Leeming Dental Clinic say, the acid present in those fruits cause irreversible damage to the enamel of the teeth. As a result, not only the teeth suffer but their natural whiteness is also affected.
Another dangerous substance widely used at homes to whiten the teeth is the household bleach. In fact, if you have ever noticed, the manufactured product comes with a warning label, which says it is not meant for ingestion. The strong chemical present in it will damage the inner structure of the teeth. The extent of the damage may be so severe that it may also result in teeth loss. Moreover, if you accidentally swallow even a tiny proportion of the chemical, it may kill you.
So, is there no safe and reliable procedure to whiten the teeth at home?
Yes, there is and it is just following the conventional measures to maintain normal oral hygiene. Instead of focusing on teeth whitening procedures, the experts are of the opinion, if you maintain regular oral hygiene through proper brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar build-ups will not be possible. As a result, your teeth will reveal their natural shine and whiteness.