Having great teeth is very important. They are one of the first thing people notice. A sign of health and confidence. Having aged, crooked, and discolored teeth are signals that you really don’t care about yourself. We all want to have a beautiful smile with white sparkling teeth. But what are the ways to whiten our teeth naturally?
Brush After Drinking or Eating
The best way to whiten your teeth naturally. Simply brush your teeth with an appropriate toothpaste after eating or drinking anything.
Avoid drinking too much coffee and soda. Avoid smoking cigarettes. By doing so, you can pretty much count on having discolored teeth over time due to thinning enamel or staining. Drink more plain water after eating or drinking anything acidic or staining to reduce the negative effects. Improving overall oral hygiene and eating healthy diet can help prevent yellow teeth.
Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
A good oral mouth rinse can be made using hydrogen peroxide. Use half water and half hydrogen peroxide. Swish around your mouth for about one minute and then rinse. Another way to use this product, mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with small amount of baking soda to make a paste that would help remove more plaque from teeth. To use this safely, brush your teeth first and make sure to reach the back of your teeth too. Rub the paste unto your teeth for 30 seconds then rinse.
You can also use white kaolin clay as an alternative to baking soda. Mix the kaolin with a bit of water and apply to your teeth once a week. Rinse well. Also, if you prefer to blend a few drops of clove oil or peppermint oil to improve the flavor. These oils also have antimicrobial properties.
Coconut Oil Pulling
Put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth. Swish between your teeth for 5 to 20 minutes. You may also add few drops to your toothbrush and brush it on. Another option is to apply coconut oil to a corner of a clean washcloth and rub it on your teeth. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that is great for protecting and cleaning your gums.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Brush your teeth with apple cider vinegar then brush again with regular toothpaste preferably a non-flouride one, or rinse your mouth out well. Also, rub apple cider vinegar on your teeth through your finger for one minute. Rinse your mouth out with water or a hydrogen peroxide rinse.
Lemon or Orange Peels
Same with the process of using apple cider vinegar, after using lemon or orange peel on your teeth, always rinse your mouth for safety purposes. Use hydrogen peroxide rinse formula for best results.
Strawberries and Other Healthy Foods
Simply mashed up about 4 to 5 strawberries and rub this mixture all over your teeth. Rinse afterwards. Berries and other healthy foods such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium enriched foods as well as eggs, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, and nuts can also help keep your teeth and gums strong and free from diseases.
BONUS: Activated Charcoal
Wet a toothbrush and deep into powdered activated charcoal. Brush teeth normally. Pay special attention to areas showing the most staining. Sip a bit of water, swish through mouth thoroughly and spit. Rinse well until spit is clear. For best result, brush your teeth with activated charcoal 2 to 3 times in a week. People with crowns, caps, and porcelain veneers should avoid using this.