If you're trying to actively remove stains and brighten your smile, the first thing you should know is that there are a ton of different reasons teeth start to lose their natural whiteness. There are also a bunch of ways to prevent teeth yellowing, like avoiding certain foods and drinks and experimenting with oil pulling. If you've already read up on prevention and decided your teeth are in need of a little extra care, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer multitude of whitening products out there. This gets even more complicated if you're trying to whiten your teeth in the safest and most natural way possible.
If you do finally land on a method that speaks to you, how do you know if it will actually work? As a holistic dentist, it's my job to share the best all-natural whitening methods with my patients and protect them from ingredients that can actually cause more harm to their teeth than good. Here are my best tips to achieve—and maintain—your natural white smile.