Can chewing gum quickly and easily whiten your teeth?
There are many chewing gums on the market which claim to contain tooth whitening agents which can help to naturally whiten your teeth by chewing them regularly.
However do they really work? Experts are not so confident...
Whilst they may have been formulated using cleansing agents and abrasives, the majority of these gums simply remove surface stains and don’t actually help to lighten the color of your teeth.
Do they have any benefits?
Tooth whitening chewing gums may not live up to their hype, but they do have the benefit of stimulating saliva which is essential for flushing out plaque which is renowned for causing bacteria that triggers tooth decay.
In fact chewing gum can make a big difference to your oral hygiene…
Aside from helping you to produce more saliva which helps to minimise cavities, neutralise plaque acids, re-mineralise enamel and wash away food particles. During a recent study published by the Journal of Dental Research, children who chewed a piece of gum after every meal for 2 years managed to reduce their dental cavities by up to 40% compared to those who didn’t chew.
Are there any other natural teeth whitening alternatives?
20 years ago you may have had to go to your dentist to have your teeth whitened; however recent advances in technology have now made it possible to take advantage of teeth whitening kits such as Smile 4 You.
Offering your teeth an FDA approved, clinically tested formula, the 16% Carboamide Peroxide found within this natural tooth whitening gel has been proven to whiten your teeth by up to 11 shades in just 2 weeks.
Triggering the production of 'active oxygen' in your mouth, Smile 4 You essentially converts colored compounds into colorless compounds, helping you to safely and naturally whiten your teeth for up to 2 years.
And it works…
Dentists have been using this unique formulation for years to help treat teeth whitening; however instead of paying of hundreds of dollars to visit your dentist, you can now access this gel at a fraction of the cost.
Alternatively, if you are not keen on using a gel, you can invest in laser bleaching, veneers and teeth whitening strips; however you will need to be prepared to pay a hefty sum for these treatments as they – and their re-applications – don’t come cheap.