20% of us conceal our teeth when we are having our picture taken.
Having great teeth is very important in our culture today. Do you have yellow or discoloured teeth? The sad truth is some people, no matter how many times they brush their teeth, have stained teeth from drinking coffee, tea, and or smoking. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice. They are a sign of health as well as confidence.
The good news is that we have put together 5 ways to natural whitened your teeth, without any harsh chemicals.
Baking soda and lemon juice
Mix ½ tsp of baking soda with ½ tsp of water to form a paste
Then, using a toothbrush, brush the paste onto your teeth for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse. You can repeat this every other day for one or two weeks, and then cut back to once a week to prevent too much abrasion.
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All natural toothpaste
Choose a natural whitening toothpaste that contains a mineral called calcium carbonate, which can help buff away stains.
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Coconut oil to clean your teeth? Just when you thought you heard it all when it comes to coconut oil, along it comes to the rescue as a natural teeth whitener.
Put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it in between your teeth for 5 to 20 minutes. Or add a few drops to your toothbrush and simply brush it on, or add the coconut oil to a corner of a clean washcloth and rub it on. Also, coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it’s great for your gums as well.
Apple cider vinegar
It makes sense that apple cider vinegar would eventually work as a mouth gum cleaner and remove stubborn stains on the teeth, especially from coffee and nicotine. It has been proven that it does work as a natural teeth whitener but you have to be consistent and it takes at least a month of continuous usage to see results.
After brushing with apple cider vinegar, you will need to brush again with a regular toothpaste, preferable a non-fluoride paste, or rinse your mouth out really well.
Lemon or orange peels
There have been reports that lemon and or orange peels will also do the trick of whitening your teeth. These food products are very healthy and good for your stomach but the acid content might eventually wear away the enamel on your teeth.
So if you use lemon or orange peel always rinse afterwards to be on the safe side. A good oral mouth rise is hydrogen peroxide because it keeps breath fresh by eliminating bad breath and also is a very good bacterial agent.
Use half water and half hydrogen peroxide, swish around in your mouth and leave in for at least a full minute.