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If you decide to look up “home remedies” on the Internet, you will be busy for a while. Home remedies exist for every ailment and condition. And home remedies for whitening your teeth are no exception. But do any of them work? Well, in some cases, the jury is out, but the consensus seems to be “probably not.”

Oil pulling has become very popular over the years. Oil pulling is the swishing coconut or some other natural oil around in the mouth for a certain period of time. It has been done for many years, and its practitioners claim that it can prevent cavities, improve your oral health and whiten your teeth. Most dentists agree that while oil pulling won’t hurt your mouth, it doesn’t do much to help, either.

There are those who claim that using activated charcoal to brush their teeth will make them white. But charcoal is very abrasive and can do more damage to your teeth than good.

How about strawberries and baking soda, no, not as a dessert, but as a whitening treatment? Applying a paste made of strawberries and baking soda has been hailed as a way to whiten teeth. Researchers have found that the mixture can remove some plaque for the surface of teeth it does not appear to whiten them.

To effectively whiten your teeth, you should talk to our dentist, Dr. Vitaly Friedman about a whitening treatment at 21st Century Dental Care. If you live in the Basking Ridge, New Jersey area, we invite you to call (908) 604-5959 today to schedule an appointment.