4 teeth whitening tricks that actually work


Perhaps you need to attend to an important occasion this weekend such as a wedding or school graduation, and you can’t wait any longer to have a smile that’s camera-worthy?

Is it possible to achieve a stunningly white smile without waiting for several weeks or months? In the realm of cosmetic dentistry, this is absolutely possible.

There are great options available if you want to whiten your teeth in a day. These options include natural whiteners and professional approaches. Results may vary depending on your specific situation, but your Nambour dentist will help you determine what option will suit you perfectly.

Options Found at Home

  1. Strawberries

Most people don’t know that strawberries can help whiten teeth instantly. Strawberries have folic acid, which is known to clean and exfoliate your teeth. This helps to remove stains that stick on tooth surfaces.

Eating a few strawberries should help brighten your pearly whites. However, you need to avoid certain foods and drinks (such as tea, coffee, and wine) if you use this type of method or the stains will just come back.

  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is not a new technique when it comes to teeth whitening. This versatile home remedy has been used as a natural tooth whitener for centuries and the results are quite surprising.

Baking soda can scrub away mild stains on tooth surfaces. But if you have intrinsic stains (internal tooth stains), this remedy might be ineffective.

How to use baking soda on your teeth:

  • Clean your teeth with a dry towel to remove the saliva
  • Get your toothbrush a little wet and dip it into a container of baking soda
  • Brush your teeth as usual in a gentle motion. Do this for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse and see the difference.

The disadvantages of using baking soda are its unpleasant taste and its ability to cause damage to your tooth enamel if used excessively.

  1. Hydrogen Peroxide

Before using hydrogen peroxide, consult your dentist. Hydrogen peroxide is another common household ingredient used to whiten dull smiles in a flash. It’s highly safe to use so long as it’s administered by your dentist and you don’t swallow large amounts of it. You only need to dip a clean piece of cloth or towel into the hydrogen peroxide, and gently rub this on your teeth.

Professional Option

Professional Teeth Whitening

This method requires booking a one-day appointment to undergo the procedure rather than have a custom-made whitening kit fabricated.

Laser whitening lets you achieve a stunningly white smile in just about an hour. Your dentist will first examine the health of your teeth and gums to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.

In case you require extensive dental work or have any indications of periodontal disease, your dentist may not agree to use this method.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

At Smiles Nambour, we can whiten your teeth in just less than an hour using the advanced technology of Zoom Teeth Whitening System. So if you want to whiten your teeth right away, in the safest way possible, and get superb results with no damaging effects, experience the difference of professional teeth whitening today at Smiles Nambour.

Home Tooth Whitening Kits

Custom-made whitening trays can be used in the comfort of your own home. The whitening trays are made from plastic and fit comfortably over your teeth, preventing any bleaching gel from leaking out onto your gums. We will provide precise instructions on how to use the trays, and you should begin to see results within just a few days. Most people need to use the trays for around two weeks to achieve a nice white smile. Some people prefer this method as it provides them with greater control over the final colour of their teeth, and the whitening trays can be reused at a later date to top up the results.