10 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth

10 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth

All of us want a better and beautiful smile. To attain whiter teeth, most people resort to commercial products. Market whitening products for dental use are costly. They are also full of chemicals and toxic additives and they can be harmful to your teeth and gums. Therefore, first attempting natural, chemical-free, home remedies to whiten your teeth is recommended. Here are 10 ways to naturally whiten your teeth at home.

1) Baking Soda 

Baking soda is a low-cost solution for whiter teeth, and it is the most common home remedy. Only add an equal portion of baking soda and water together to create a paste. Use this paste to brush your teeth. Use this method once daily.

2) Lemon Juice 

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent that will clear the teeth from yellow discoloration. Rich in vitamin C, the acidic and antibacterial properties of lemon help to kill bacteria in your mouth, whiten your teeth, and also avoid various kinds of oral diseases. Stir in a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice with a teaspoon of water. Use the mixture to thoroughly brush your teeth for a minute. Rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth with normal toothpaste. Repeat this method for spectacular results twice a week.

3) Banana Peel 

Banana peel is another superb home remedy for whitening teeth. Bananas include essential minerals such as manganese, magnesium, and potassium. They penetrate through the surface of your teeth and help clean them from within. Eat a banana and rub the peel around for 3 to 5 minutes on your teeth. Try covering the whole region. Clean your whole teeth with the usual toothpaste after 10 to 15 minutes. To obtain sparkling white teeth, repeat this process at least 2 to 3 times a week for a month.

4) Activated Charcoal 

Activated charcoal has natural adhesive qualities that can remove the stain from coffee, tea, wine and can remove the yellow plaque on your teeth. It's also considered to kill microbes and absorb odor-causing gases. Pour the activated powder from the charcoal into a cup. To make a paste add a teaspoon of water to it. Gently apply that paste on your teeth. Wait for 3 minutes, then rinse off.

5) Apple Cider Vinegar 

Another beneficial home remedy for removing stains from your teeth is the apple cider vinegar. It is effective and keeps your teeth white. It removes the stubborn stains of coffee and nicotine which make your teeth look ugly. Immerse your brush in some apple cider vinegar, then apply it gently to your stained teeth. Rinse your mouth, then brush with your regular toothpaste over again. Rinse your mouth with water. Make sure you don't use too much apple cider vinegar, as the enamel coating on your teeth may be removed.

6) Basil 

Basil leaves are considered one of the best home remedies to blanch your teeth. These leaves help protect your teeth from problems related to dental and gums. Grind some leaves of dried basil to a fine powder. Mix your regular toothpaste with this powder, and brush your teeth. Use this remedy regularly to make white teeth sparkling.

7) Salt 

Salt is a very good dental cleaner, used since ancient times. Salt restores the mineral content lost in the teeth and keeps them white and sparkling. Use regular salt every morning, to brush your teeth. You can also add lemon to salt and brush. After the salt, brush with your regular toothpaste. Rinse over cold water and repeat every day. Just remember to be gentle while using salt to blanch your teeth or it can damage your gums and enamel. 

8) Coconut Oil 

Pulling the coconut oil is an excellent natural whitener for teeth. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and therefore it works incredibly to protect and clean your gums. Using coconut oil after brushing your teeth helps to promote general oral health. Simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it 5 to 10 minutes between your teeth. Alternatively add a few drops of coconut oil and brush it onto your toothbrush.

9) Strawberries 

Strawberries are a good source of malic acid, a natural whitener to the enamel. So strawberries make a great whitening agent for teeth. Mash a whole bowl of strawberries. Add half a teaspoon of baking soda, and combine. Apply this mixture on your toothbrush and thoroughly brush your teeth. Let is remain for 5 minutes on your teeth, and then rinse.

10) Apples 

Apples are good for health overall. The malic acid found in apples is commonly used in many whitening products. It helps remove stains and leaves you with white sparkling teeth. So eat a whole fresh apple each day. Take small bites, and correctly chew. This will clear from your mouth all the extra food and bacteria and clean those nasty stains off your teeth as well.

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