Menu Cheadle Hulme Dental And Cosmetics Logo
Referrals

Request a free consultation: 0161 486 0743

Book a free online consultation

13 March 2015

Harmful DIY Teeth Whitening Remedies

Everybody wants an easy way out of their problems. Stained carpet? Mix baking soda with vinegar and it will be spotless in no time. Dark underarms? Rub a wedge of lemon and witness gradual whitening. Yellowing teeth? Gargling hydrogen peroxide is said to work wonders.

The thing about these quick fixes and solutions is that they are often hit or miss; there is no guarantee, and some might just cause even bigger problems down the road.

Do Home Remedies Work?

Home remedies are appealing, but experts say otherwise. Teeth whitening home remedies can actually strip away enamel, leaving healthy young people with dull brown or greying teeth.

Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the body. It can’t stop erosion once it begins because it does not have any living cells that can aid repair. The tooth loses its main protection and becomes more vulnerable to discolouration, chips, and cracks.

It’s a Major No

Everybody wants whiter teeth. In-house dental treatments can cost a lot, pushing some to try home remedies like lemon juice, and baking soda. Some even go as extreme as using swimming pool bleach.

Cosmetic dentists and other experts are one in saying these remedies can lead to tooth enamel erosion.

Lemon juice, orange peels, and strawberries can’t whiten teeth, but can damage the enamel due to the high concentration of citric acid. Remember that not all solutions you find on the Internet will work—practice caution whenever trying something you come across as a legitimate remedy.

The Safer Solution

We recommend clients who want whiter teeth to consult with a dentist to avoid further complications due to the extreme effects these easy to reach remedies may cause.

Here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics, we believe teeth whitening shouldn’t harm the enamel and cause dental illnesses. We provide effective treatments for teeth whitening without the risk of harm. Contact us to find the safest solution to your stained and discoloured teeth.

Back to Blogs

Get in touch

Treatments

Taking your smile in a positive direction

When it comes to a friendly, caring, and professional dentist in Cheadle Hulme, you won’t find better than Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics. Why not book an appointment by contacting us directly at 0161 486 0743? We look forward to welcoming you.

General Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Straightening

Dental Implants

Advanced Dentistry

Facial Aesthetics

General Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Straightening

Dental Implants

Advanced Dentistry

Facial Aesthetics

View our treatments

Tour our practice

Google Rating
5.0
Google Rating