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Natural Teeth Whitening Methods You Should Never Try

September 20, 2021

Everyone wants to pass society’s standards for beauty. Therefore, thousands of Americans are obsessing over their smiles to the point where they try anything that promises to make their smile brighter and more beautiful. While it’s true that there are budget-friendly ways to whiten your teeth, nothing beats professional teeth whitening in Charleston, SC.  

Before you experiment with your teeth, know the facts. Do your research first otherwise, you’ll be putting your oral health at risk. 

bright white smile after Teeth Whitening Charleston SC  

Are Natural Teeth Whitening Methods Safe? 


According to beauty blogs, consuming acidic fruits can help make your teeth whiter. Examples of these fruits include oranges, lemons, mangoes, and pineapples.  

Eating fruits is good for your body but they’re not good for your teeth if you let them stay in your mouth for long. 

These fruits contain acids and when your teeth are exposed to these acids for a prolonged period (especially if you scrub your teeth with them), your enamel will thin out and this will put you at risk of cavities and tooth sensitivity.  


Scrubbing your teeth with activated charcoal has become so popular that even social media influencers are promoting it. Before and after images of yellow-stained teeth juxtaposed against white teeth with compelling captions will truly convince you that they work.  

However, there is no concrete evidence that supports this claim. Also, using abrasive products on your teeth will cause them to look more yellow.  

In other words, it does the opposite as it exposes the yellowish layer underneath your enamel known as the dentin.  

woman smiling and showing off her bright smile following one session of Teeth Whitening Charleston SC

Do You Need Teeth Whitening in Charleston, SC? 

If you want a surefire way to whiten your teeth you should give professional teeth whitening a try.  

At North Rivers Dental, we are proud of our skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced team in providing safe and effective dental treatments to our patients. To learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call or book an appointmentwith us here.  

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