With so many options out there, it can be hard to know which ones really work. While some natural methods may not be as effective as professional teeth whitening treatments, they can still be a great way to brighten your smile. Here are some common natural teeth whitening methods and our take on whether or not they really work.
Oil pulling: Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for several minutes to remove bacteria and toxins. While it may help improve oral health, there is no scientific evidence to support claims that it can whiten teeth.
Baking soda: Baking soda is a popular natural teeth whitening remedy. It works by removing surface stains, but it can also be abrasive and damage tooth enamel if used too frequently. Instead, we recommend Advanced Whitening Moon Dust which acts like a gentle polish for teeth, with kaolin and bentonite clays to help brush those stains away and reveal a brighter, whiter smile.
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal is another trendy natural teeth whitening method. While there is limited scientific evidence to support its effectiveness, some people have reported a brighter smile. However, it can be abrasive and damage tooth enamel. If you want to try activated charcoal, we recommend the MOON charcoal toothpaste that is specially formulated to be gentler on your teeth than other popular brands.
Teeth Whitening Strips: Unlike many drugstore teeth whitening competitors, MOON products are vegan, cruelty-free, and effective without harsh chemicals or abrasives. One of our top teeth whitening products is the Midnight Dissolving Whitening Strips. These contain natural ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile, as well as hydroxyapatite to strengthen tooth enamel.
While some natural teeth whitening methods may not be as effective as professional teeth whitening treatments, they can still be a great option for those looking for a natural and affordable way to brighten their smile. MOON's natural teeth whitening products are a great alternative to harsher methods and are gentle enough for daily use. Give them a try and see the difference for yourself!