Teeth Whitening El Paso: 3 Crazy Things You Should Never Try

3 Crazy Ways People Have Tried To Whiten Their Teeth


Everybody seems to want whiter teeth, but you’d be surprised how many people are unwilling to simply visit their dentist for professional teeth whitening services in El Paso.

You wouldn’t ask some random person you met on the street to come fix your leaky kitchen sink, or hire a librarian to paint your house. You’re a responsible, intelligent adult, so of course you’d hire a professional that has years of training in those fields to get the job done right.

So why trust random bloggers and “nutritional gurus” on the internet to provide advice on teeth whitening? Are you shaking your head in agreement right now? Because we definitely shake our heads when we hear some of the ways people have tried to avoid paying for professional teeth whitening.

1. Coconut Oil Pulling

While this is a very delicious way to fry up vegetables or even grease a pan before you bake a cake, coconut oil is a very strange tool for teeth whitening. Still, some people claim that rubbing it on your teeth “pulls” stains out of them.

2. Lemon Peels

Lemon juice can make your hair lighter in the summer time, so it should also be able to whiten your teeth, right? That’s what people who use this teeth whitening method believe. They rub lemon or orange peels on their teeth in hopes that the acid will “bleach away the stains.” In most cases it just ends up damaging their tooth enamel, however.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

OK, this method might be the least crazy on the list, but we’re still not huge fans. It has been proven that it does work as a natural teeth whitener but you have to be consistent and it takes a least a month of continuous usage to see results,” explains Dr. Axe. “Be careful, as with all acids, it can remove the enamel on your teeth as well.” So it might whiten teeth, but it will definitely damage your enamel? We’ll pass, thanks.

If you’re looking for teeth whitening services in El Paso that really work (and won’t damage your teeth) why not just come into your local dentist’s office for professional care? Apilado Family Dentistry has years of experience with safe, medically-proven teeth whitening treatments and would be happy to discuss all of your options. We’ll have you smiling bright to show off those pearly whites in no time! Call us to book your appointment today.