5 All Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

By: Amina El Farouk

We all strive for them white bright teeth, everyone’s teeth are glowing nowadays, some people go all out and spend so much money in hopes of achieving the perfect shade of white. It’s all about getting that “million dollar smile”. There are plenty of products to choose from when it comes to whitening your teeth. However, most whitening products use chemicals to bleach your teeth, which concerns many people.If you want whiter teeth, but also want to avoid the chemicals, then this article lists many options that are both.

1.Brush your teeth with baking soda

Baking soda has natural whitening properties, which is why it’s a popular ingredient in commercial toothpaste. Additionally, baking soda creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, which prevents bacteria from growing. This is not a remedy that will whiten your teeth overnight, but you should notice a difference in the appearance of your teeth over time, about a week or two mostly.

2. Use Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider has so many uses and can be very effective when trying to whiten your teeth as it’s  both a disinfectant and a cleaning product. The acetic acid in the vinegar might dissolve  and erode the enamel if it’s used a lot, so be Careful  to limit its uses. To use it as a mouthwash, dilute it with water and swish it around in your mouth for several minutes. Make sure to rinse your mouth with plain water afterwards.

3. Brushing your teeth with charcoal

This is actually the most effective  of them all. You can purchase charcoal tablets or powder from any pharmacy around you and it’s quite cheap which is definitely a plus. To form the paste, crush one or two tablets into a small container until it’s  all powder. If you’re using a powder, then add one or two teaspoons of charcoal powder. Add drops of water gradually until the charcoal  has become thick and has formed a black paste. Using your toothbrush, brush over your teeth one or two times and you’ll be seeing instant results!

4. Don’t underestimate the value of brushing and flossing

Yellow teeth aren’t a “natural thing” and quite frankly you’re the reason behind them. Yellow teeth are usually due to the plaque build up on their surface. Regular brushing and flossing can help your teeth stay white by reducing bacteria in your mouth and preventing plaque build-up. Toothpaste gently rubs out stains on your teeth, and flossing removes bacteria that lead to plaque. Frequent dentist visits can be of greater benefit in the long run and it’s a great way to ensure the health and maintain the “white teeth” phenomenon.

5. Coconut oil pulling

Coconut  oil has the ability to kill harmful bacteria in your mouth and can actually reduce bad breath while reducing the risk of cavities. To  oil pull you have to measure one teaspoon of coconut oil  and then simply just swish it around in your mouth but be careful not to swallow any. When spitting the oil, preferably spit it in a trash can rather than the sink or the toilet as it can cause clogging. Also don’t  forget to rinse your mouth thoroughly before eating or drinking.

The bottom line is to prevent your teeth from getting yellow in the first place, brush your teeth at least 3 times a day or preferably after every meal. Floss as well, to get rid of any leftover foods stuck in between your teeth. Also make sure your diet is rich in fruits and veggies which are high in water concentration because they help your teeth stay clean and white.

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