Get Whiter Teeth: The All-Natural Way
Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 am
You can use lemon or orange peels to whiten your teeth by rubbing the inner white part of the citrus peel over your teeth. This will act as a polishing mechanism that will brighten the enamel, remove stains, and soften the discoloring. This will give your teeth a whiter shine. Remember to rinse after to remove any leftover citric acid.
Spearmint is an all-natural plaque fighter and works to eliminate bacteria that causes bad breath. By rinsing with 1-2 drops of spearmint extract you can whiten your teeth and say goodbye to bad breath at the same time!
Strawberries surprisingly can act as a magical teeth whitener. The malic acid in strawberries and strawberry seeds act like an astringent on your teeth to remove surface plaque and stains. You can cut a strawberry in half and rub on your teeth immediately after brushing them. But you can also make a mixture of crushed strawberries and baking soda for the whitening potion. Spread the mixture over your teeth and leave it on for 5 minutes. Thoroughly brush away berry mix and rinse completely. This procedure can be done once a week. Always rinse extra well after using strawberries on your teeth because if the acid is left on your teeth it can eat away at the enamel.
Snacking on crunchy saliva producing foods like celery, carrots, and apples can be great for your teeth. The crunchy foods act like a toothbrush as you chew it. For example, the process of chewing an apple removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth while scrubbing away surface stains.
A quick and easy recipe teeth whitener can be made with hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda to make a paste! Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-bacterial agent that works great as mouth and gum cleaner.
Don’t have time for these home remedies? You can always try a brightening toothpaste that uses strictly all-natural ingredients. Tom’s of Maine Simply White toothpaste, removes stains with sodium fluoride (sourced from fluorspar, an ore) and silica (purified from the earth). You won’t find any chemical thickeners in Tom’s products because they use seaweed instead!
Simply swishing water in your mouth for 30 seconds right after eating will help prevent the food you just ate from staining your teeth! Take it a little further and add salt to the water you swish through your teeth to contribute to long lasting clean teeth.
A healthy and bright smile is certainly something to be happy about. Maintaining a healthy diet, will go far to keep your teeth white. However using a collection of natural teeth whitening home remedies will definitely boost the tooth shine.