If you have yellow teeth, you probably don’t want the world to see them. You smile or laugh with your mouth closed because you know that the colour of your teeth reflects your dental health.
It’s important to take care of your teeth and ensure they are healthy and white. So, if you want a white or whiter smile but want to use effective products without unknown ingredients and dangerous chemicals, here are safe ways to naturally whiten teeth at home.
Get whiter teeth with three natural techniques
1. Oil pulling with coconut oil
Oil pulling is a great way to remove stains from your teeth. This includes stains caused red wine and smoking. Also, it detoxes your mouth and reduces gum inflammation. All you have to do is swish one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes every day. I prefer to do it in the evenings before I go to bed. This is my favorite method because it also boosts overall oral health and improves breath.
2. Brush your teeth with baking soda
Baking soda is one of the best natural teeth-whitening tricks. And the best part is it’s already hiding in your kitchen cupboard! It’s very easy to use and works wonders. Mix baking soda, optional salt, and peppermint. Add a little water at a time, stirring after each addition, until paste reaches desired consistency. This DIY toothpaste won’t only whiten your smile, it’ll also keep you from using conventional toothpastes that are packed with potentially harmful ingredients. Furthermore, it can save you lots of money in the long run!
3. Add activated charcoal to your routine
This may sound crazy, but people in India have used activated charcoal to clean their teeth for centuries. It sure works like a charm! The only bad thing about it is it can get a little messy brushing your teeth with black powder, but believe me, it’s totally worth it. All you have to do is open up a capsule of activated charcoal, mix it with a splash of water, dip your toothbrush in and brush. You can also find natural tooth scrubs that contain activated charcoal online.
Remember to also eat lots of fruit. You can also make your teeth whiter by simply rubbing orange and lemon peels on your teeth. Or you can make a paste with these three fruits, apply it to your teeth and then let it sit for a few minutes.
Go ahead and open the door to lots of compliments for whiter-brighter smile!