STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Celebrity dentist Dr. Sam Saleh of ORA Dentistry Spa visited KCAL9 Wednesday to show viewers how to get the perfect red carpet smile at home.
Saleh recommended using the following items:
Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide: These have numerous benefits, are a low cost and natural treatment. The first is mildly abrasive and neutralizes acid that produces bacteria while removing stains. The latter removes stains at the molecular level from inside the porous structure of the tooth.
Strawberries: Many do not realize it’s an accessible home whitening tool and natural remedy: “Strawberries contain malic acid, which behaves as an astringent to remove color molecules from the natural tooth structure.” Just combine baking soda and crushed strawberries, brush the mixture on the teeth with a toothbrush and leave for five minutes. Then rinse with water and brush the teeth with toothpaste for two minutes.
Coconut Oil: Dr. Sam subscribes to this swishing technique as a natural preventative: “The oil is a powerful destroyer of microbes that can lead to tooth decay as well as gum disease.”
Dr. Saleh also recommends limiting dark colors in foods and drinks like red wine, coffee, and caramel sodas. These can also be very acidic, causing erosion of enamel, which can lead to sensitivity.
For more information, visit ORA Dentistry Spa.