DIY Teeth Whitening |Top Options Compared

DIY Teeth Whitening |Top Options Compared

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We've all been there 

Too much coffee dulling your smile? Your store bought toothpaste not bringing your teeth that extra shine? Here at Novashine, we believe a brighter you starts with a brighter smile. But with so many choices for at home teeth whitening, we understand how tricky it can be to figure out the best option for you. So here’s an in-depth comparison of the most popular methods to help you decide! 

1. Baking Soda

This cupboard staple is sworn by some to produce a white smile.

Those who use this method claim using a small amount of baking soda with a little bit of hydrogen peroxide and brushing your teeth with the mixture will result in a bright, white smile.

However, even though baking soda is found in many teeth whitening products, experts  caution using the product on its own, saying the gritty nature of the substance can cause scratches on teeth enamel and eventually weaken the tooth, making it more prone to stains in the future.

Additionally, the bitter taste of the baking soda can make the treatment unpleasant, leaving the mouth gritty and distasteful.

For a gentler alternative, try our Teeth Whitening Toothpaste, proven to lift stains while also providing a minty-fresh taste to ensure a pleasant experience. 

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2. Teeth Whitening Kits

Our Teeth Whitening Kit is by far the best all-around teeth whitening option for getting your teeth as white as possible. Within just 15-30 minutes of daily use, our teeth whitening kit can remove harsh stains from tobacco and coffee within 2-3 treatments, and up to 15 years of staining within 5-6. Our gel is formulated to provide enamel protection, which ensures no additional gum sensitivity with use.

Plus, the portable light makes it easier than ever to use your kit, by plugging it into your phone or laptop, and enhances the whitening gel by over 5x than using the gel by itself.

With the enamel protection, our patented gel formula ensures longevity of the whitening treatments, rather than a short fix. The kit ensures you achieve white teeth as fast and safely as possible, with a white smile guaranteed. 

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3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has been increasingly popular as household remedy for a multitude of issues, from improving metabolism to enhancing hair shine. But the latest craze has been using the acidic liquid to produce whiter teeth.

Lovers of this method say rubbing an apple cider vinegar and water mixture on your teeth will naturally lead to a whiter smile.

But professionals warn otherwise, with the American Dental Association saying that using ACV on your teeth will actually break down the enamel and can lead to increased sensitivity and less protection against cavities.

The acidic nature of this liquid and its harmful effects on tooth enamel mean its best to put it back on the shelf instead of adding it to your oral care regimen.

DIY teeth whitening ACV

4. Banana Peel 

Bananas are a smoothie staple, make for great bread, and an awesome source of potassium but can they really make your teeth turn white? The internet says yes.

Fans of this method suggest rubbing the peel on your teeth for a few minutes after brushing will create whiter teeth.

Yet, no science can be found to support this method, and results are only based on anecdotal evidence. Plus, trials of this method have been proven ineffective, even after using it for 14 days.

So, it’s best to leave bananas to smoothies and the peels to the trash can. But if a fruity taste is what you’re searching for, try using our Strawberry Whitening Gel instead, which has been proven to provide a whiter smile in just a few uses. 

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DIY teeth whitening Banana peel                 

5. Oil Pulling

Oil pulling with natural oils, such as coconut, has been said to whiten the teeth as well as reduce the amount of plaque, aiding in a healthy mouth. Oil pulling originated as a traditional Indian remedy to improve oral health and eliminate toxins, but now many have adopted the practice for their own oral care routine.

Followers of this method swish a tablespoon of the oil in their mouth for 10-20 minutes then spit the oil into a trashcan or waste bin instead of the sink, because it can cause clogging.

A 2017 study found that oil pulling did help with decreasing the amount of plaque in the mouth. However, there is no current scientific evidence to support that oil pulling directly whitens the teeth.

Oil pulling is great for reducing surface stains and is touted as a great natural teeth whitening option but the results are less than that of our professional teeth whitening products and should be used only for slightly stained teeth. 

DIY teeth whitening coconut oil

So no matter your teeth whitening needs, there are plenty of options. But with Novashine, we ensure the safest and most long lasting method to whiten your smile and lead to a brighter you. 

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Thanks for reading! 

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