Although mouthwashes help to improve the health of your mouth, they also cause teeth discoloration. When choosing a mouthwash, select one that is less brightly colored and that is a bit weaker than some of the rest.
An organic coconut oil may be just the ticket to whitening your teeth. If you swish it like mouthwash, it can whiten your teeth in about 10 minutes per day. Do this for 10 minutes, then spit it out and brush your teeth normally. Positive results should begin appearing within days.
Do not start a home teeth whitening treatment without going to the dentist to have an exam done. You do not want to use any of these treatments if you have untreated cavities in your mouth. The same goes for gum disease. These things should be treated prior to any treatment.
To keep your teeth white, be sure to use a straw when you are drinking beverages with high levels of acidity. The acidity in beverages, like sodas or sports drinks, can affect the color of your teeth, but the straw acts as a barrier. This will not change the color of your teeth overnight and if your teeth are already stained it will not take off the stain. It will help to prevent more discoloration.