Teeth Whitening Remedies
Many of our daily habits are the main cause of teeth discolor. Regularly drinking coffee, Drinking Red wine and if you are a regular smoker your teeth aren’t the only part of your body that are being damaged.
When it comes to whitening your teeth there are plenty of product available to choose from, due to the chemicals used by these products there many unpleasant side effects, this is why we made a list of the most effective home remedies that you try to get that Hollywood smile.
This technique involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. As the oil hits your teeth and gums, microbes are picked up as though they are being drawn to a powerful magnet. Bacteria hiding under crevices in the gums and in pores and tubules within the teeth are sucked out of their hiding places and held firmly in the solution.
- Take about a tablespoon of edible oil (such as olive, sesame, coconut, or sunflower oil).
- Put it in your mouth without swallowing.
- Swish it around for 10-15 minutes while doing your other bathroom business.
- At the end of the 10-15 minutes, spit it out.
- Rinse your mouth completely with warm water.
- Floss, brush, and get on with your day.
The oils used in oil pulling are sunflower, coconut, sesame, olive and palm. While coconut is one of the most popular pulling oils, it becomes a solid below 75 degrees Fahrenheit (23.9 Celsius), creating a chunk that is hard to swish around in the mouth but it’s the most effective in killing bacteria and teeth whitening.
Apples are very powerful fruits and benefit our bodies in many ways. But did you know just chewing a crunchy apple once or twice a day is just as potent as brushing your teeth. The acidic juices from apples works diligently to remove yellow stain marks from your teeth. Still brush your teeth but try doing this with eating one or two apples a day and see how gorgeous those teeth will look.
Baking soda, which is a sodium bicarbonate, exists naturally in all living things. Its purpose is to help balance out pH levels to promote and sustain life. Baking soda can be mined from a type of ore known as trona or manufactured by passing a combination of ammonia and carbon dioxide through a concentrated version of sodium chloride, also known as table salt. The mild alkali and safe, mild abrasiveness of baking soda helps it easily remove dirt and stains from your teeth without scratching, and it also serves as a natural breath freshener.
Strawberries with Baking Soda
If you’re in the mood for a little science experiment, try combining baking soda and strawberries. Simply crush a strawberry to a pulp, add baking soda until blended, then brush for about four minutes. “Strawberries contain malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration on your teeth,” Glassman says. And the baking soda is a base as well as a mild abrasive.
The number 1 on our natural home remedies for whitening teeth list is definitely hydrogen peroxide
As chemical and dangerous as it may sound but hydrogen peroxide (or H2O2) is a natural product actually produced in our own bodies. It is a very strong and potent natural bleach and disinfectant, it is even used medically to clean wounds. For personal hygiene and dental care we normally recommend the hydrogen peroxide 3% variety, which is diluted enough to use on skin or to rinse teeth
When you use it as a natural teeth whitening agent the fizzing action will kill bacteria and clean up your teeth like you’ve never seen before
Floss Your Teeth
For some reason, flossing doesn’t come as easily to people as brushing. Still, many dentists and hygienists agree that flossing is more important than brushing. Floss twice daily for the best, teeth-saving results. Just flossing can easily remove the staining between your teeth, helping them to look whiter.
Lemon has a solid bleaching power. Many use it to lighten their hair, but it can be used on your teeth as well. Squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl and add some sea salt to it. Grind it down to produce a soft paste. Apply that to your teeth and let sit for three to five minutes. Rinse well. It’s important to rinse this thoroughly, as you don’t want to let it sit over long periods of time and erode your enamel.
This one is controversial and I personally wouldn’t say this should be your go-to option. Some health professionals say it works, while others say it doesn’t. In the end, the gritty surface, which is rich in magnesium and potassium, may polish teeth and help remove some stains on the enamel, but results vary widely. For this method, simply rub your teeth with the inside of a ripe banana peel for two to five minutes and rinse when finished. Do this twice daily.
Strange as it may sound, hard wood ash helps whiten teeth. It contains potassium hydroxide, a compound that will bleach your teeth. The tiny crystals scrape off plague in hard to reach places and will scrub them clean. However, using wood ash often or scrubbing too hard can wear down your tooth enamel, so it’s best to avoid using it for long periods of time. To apply it to your teeth, you can put it directly on your toothbrush or mix it with a small amount of toothpaste.