Home Whitening Method Watch-Outs
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Making a paste of strawberries and baking soda may be popular amongst celebs, but the acid in strawberries can erode your enamel over time, making your teeth look yellow and dull.1
A popular at-home whitening agent, activated charcoal is an abrasive that can weaken and erode your tooth enamel and expose the dentin beneath.2
Extremely acidic, applying this trendy product directly onto your teeth can weaken your enamel, which, unfortunately, once gone, will never grow back.2 Vinegar also may cause acid erosion. Learn about other foods that can damage your enamel.
Another Way to Whiten Your Teeth
Home whitening routines may cause your enamel more harm than good.2 For strong, healthy teeth and a bright smile, reach for a gentle whitening toothpaste like Pronamel® Intensive Enamel Repair to gently whiten and help actively repair enamel erosion and acid weakened areas of the enamel surface.*
*With twice daily brushing
5 TIPS to Reduce Citrus Acid Erosion On Your Enamel
If drinking OJ, take it down in one sitting vs. sips over a longer period.
Use a straw to limit juice exposure on your teeth.
Match citric foods with less acidic ones, like grapefruit slices in a salad.
Wait a couple of hours before eating more acidic foods.
Swish some water (politely!) after every meal.