6 Easiest Ways to Whiten Teeth Naturally from the Comfort of Your Home
According to the 2017 Teeth Whitening Statistics compiled by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, Americans spend over $1.4 billion on teeth whitening products and the entire teeth whitening industry revenue rounds up to $11 billion. The thing is that in spite of using all of these whitening products, our teeth are still prone to be discolored due to the chemicals found in these products.
But apart from these whitening products, there are other factors that lead to our teeth turning yellow which has to do in part with genetics, the food and drink we consume which can damage the outer portion of our teeth called the enamel and how good our oral hygiene practice is.
With nothing being done to care for the teeth, the enamel will erode, thereby exposing the dentin area. Thus, our teeth will have a hideously darkish yellow and broken appearance. In other to avoid taking any chemicals, practicing any teeth-decaying acts and saving up on your hard-earned greens, we’ve prepared a list that will assist you in getting whiter teeth naturally from the comforts of your own home.
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1. Baking Soda
Baking powder is actually a popular toothpaste ingredient because it has natural whitening abilities. It is very effective at removing stains from teeth, but one must be very cautious when doing so in order to prevent damaging the enamel.
Baking soda also creates alkaline for your mouth that prevents the growth of bacteria. This isn’t something that produces immediate results, but it should be able to after some time.
There are several ways to apply baking soda to whiten your teeth.
- Hydrogen Peroxide: Apply a thin paste of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide in a small dish and use a regular toothbrush to brush your teeth for 2 minutes. It works because hydrogen peroxide acts as bleach that is used in commercial toothpaste that removes yellow stains from teeth.
- Lemon Juice: Lemon juice can also be an effective stain remover so long as it is mixed together with baking soda. Baking soda reduces the acidity of lemon juice to prevent harming the enamel. All you need is several teaspoons of baking soda and enough lemon juice, mix them together, apply it on your teeth for a minute, then rinse to avoid affecting the enamel.
2. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a highly revered practice that has been testified by many for the treatment of asthma, arthritis, skin conditions, headaches, infections and teeth whitening.
Despite there being no extensive studies done for this, oil pulling has proven very effective at getting whiter teeth.
The process of oil pulling is quite simple; just put 1-2 teaspoons of sesame, coconut or olive oil in your mouth, swish for 20 minutes, spit it out in the trash can, rinse with warm water and then brush well. Oil pulling can be done best in the morning typically before eating or drinking.
Turmeric is known to possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties that relieve the mouth from various gum problems. In fact, a study shows that turmeric displays positive results in the prevention of plaque and gingival inflammation. This one shows how it can alleviate dental pain.
Here’s how you can use turmeric for teeth whitening:
- Roast turmeric for a few minutes.
- Then crush it into powder and add a bit of salt and lime juice
- Mix it a fine paste
- Apply the paste on teeth
- Leave for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly
- Do this regularly
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
The acidity that is in apple cider vinegar is said to remove plaque from teeth as well as the stains caused by drinking red wine, coffee and smoking. What’s more is that ACV is also approved by health experts for replacing bad bacteria with good bacteria.
You can swirl some ACV in your mouth the way you would with mouthwash for about 2 minutes before dipping your toothbrush in ACV as well. Use the toothbrush to rinse and brush your teeth with either toothpaste or baking soda to remove the remaining ACV.
Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and have astringent properties that can break down the source of teeth yellowness itself; plaque. They also consist of malic acid that removes stains from your teeth.
Here’s what you can do for getting whiter teeth with strawberries:
- Take a strawberry, cut it in half and add a pinch of baking soda to it.
- Rub the whole solution on your teeth for a few minutes.
- Then rinse with water and repeat this regularly.
6. Banana Peel
Banana peels contain rich minerals such as potassium, magnesium and manganese that are elemental in whitening your teeth.
Take a small piece of the banana peel’s inner white side and rub for two minutes against your teeth. Then use brush off the banana residue with a regular toothbrush or baking soda.
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