While they won't whiten your teeth like bleaching products will, natural teeth whitening methods brighten your smile by removing surface stains and helping strengthen teeth enamel. Test your knowledge of modern day and historical teeth whitening options that are bleach-free.
What part of the tooth is responsible for tooth color?
Which of the following beverages won't stain teeth?
During which ancient civilization did tooth whitening begin?
The ancient Egyptians combined ground pumice stone with what liquid to create a whitening toothpaste?
True or false: Tooth whitening chewing gum won't actually whiten your teeth.
Teeth of which color will respond the best to at-home, natural teeth whitening methods?
Which of the following is not a cause of tooth discoloration?
tetracycline (an antibiotic)
True or false: The Romans used urine to whiten their teeth.
What mineral is added to water to help prevent cavities, but is also known to stain teeth?
What ingredient do wood ash, an ancient natural teeth whitening option, and soap have in common?
True or false: Eating apples and celery may help to remove stains from teeth.
Which of the following tricks won't actually help keep your pearly whites white?
frequent use of teeth whiteners
using a straw when drinking dark liquids
swishing with water after eating and drinking
What is the best solution for removing stains between teeth?
Which fruit can be crushed and applied as a tooth-whitening paste?
Who might benefit most from alternatives to bleach-based teeth whitening products?
people who have gum disease
people who have dental restorations
all of the above
True or false: Mouthwash may stain your teeth.
What part of the tooth may become damaged if teeth whitening products are too strong or overused?
Which of these foods should you eat after a meal to help brighten your smile?
a slice of bread
a small piece of cheese
a handful of grapes
Which of the following is not typically combined with baking soda to create a teeth whitening paste?
Why does increased saliva production help whiten teeth?
saliva dilutes acidic foods and beverages before they can erode enamel