Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. With Christmas coming up quickly this is always the time of year when the following question comes up,

What is the best way to whiten teeth?

As you age, your teeth naturally begin to yellow, it’s part of the getting older process.  However, there are some strategies that can help slow this down.

Best way to whiten teeth naturally?

Start by making dietary changes.  Typically foods and beverages that contain tannins stain them.  Food that contains tannins includes wine, tea, coffee, dark sodas and some juices. 

Acidic foods can make teeth look yellow by wearing down the enamel. If you want to prevent your teeth from colouring you should avoid excessive consumption of citrus, coffee, and soda. Or brush your teeth about 45 minutes after consuming these products.  

Using Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

This is not a recommendation to do on a daily basis, but if you brush your teeth with a mix of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for one to two minutes twice a week it can help make your teeth whiter.  As this combination is quite abrasive, do not use it for an extended amount of time. 

Chewing Foods with High Fiber

Chewing certain high-fiber vegetables and legumes can help neutralize the acid in the mouth and protect the enamel on the teeth.

Beans or leafy greens like spinach trigger the mouth to produce more saliva, which helps clean the mouth from acid.

Best way to whiten Teeth

 The fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth is typically an in-office professional whitening procedure. However, depending on how dramatic your results are, you may not require this type of procedure.  Our best advice is to speak with your dentist or dental hygienist about what type of teeth whitening they would recommend.  The best results will always result from professional treatment, but your dentist can help you determine which treatment is right for you.

We are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We hope we fully explained why you shouldn’t skip your dental check-ups!

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


Tray with whitening tools on it.