Do you have yellow, discolored teeth that have got you losing confidence in your smile? If you want whiter teeth, but also want to avoid the chemicals, then this article lists many options that are both natural and safe.
Although everyone desires white and shiny teeth, there are some who have resigned themselves to the belief that nothing can be done to bring their wish to reality. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice; they’re a sign of health as well as confidence. When making a first impression, most worry about having aged, crooked or discolored teeth, which can send a signal that you don’t really care about yourself or take good care of yourself.
Though sometimes, discoloration is beyond your control. There are natural and less expensive ways of making sure your teeth look their best. Here are ways to naturally whiten your teeth.
Banana peel: Surprising but efficient, the banana the peel has been proven to contain lots of magnesium, potassium and other teeth whitening minerals that can make the color of your teeth look better. However, it is very easy to use the banana peel method. Rub it on your teeth for some minutes after brushing and rinse out of your mouth with warm water.
Brush after drinking or eating: The best way to whiten your teeth naturally, though it may not be the most convenient, is to simply brush your teeth with an appropriate toothpaste after eating or drinking something. As long as you’re consistent, you will see vast improvements.
Mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide: Both the hydrogen peroxide and the baking soda have been known to give results when used singly and have been used as home remedies for whitening the teeth for quite some time now. As a matter of fact, a mixture of the two is bound to give better results. This remedy is used by mixing the hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and forming a sort of paste, which is then used as a toothpaste but it is not advisable to make use of this remedy regularly because of the abrasive nature of its components.
Baking soda and lemon combo: The paste is formed by using half a lemon and a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply it in your teeth using a cotton bud and let it stay for a few minutes (not less than one minute and not more than two minutes). Use your regular toothpaste to wash off afterward.
Baking soda and coconut oil: When it comes to either home remedies of DIYs, coconut oil is king and this is because it contains a lot of nutrients and minerals. However, when combined with baking soda, they form a teeth whitening paste that can be applied to the teeth for a few minutes before washing off. Apply baking soda and coconut oil paste to teeth for few mins and rinse with warm water.
Use of foil and toothpaste: Cut out two rectangles of aluminum foil and rub your toothpaste or any of the above homemade remedies. Use the foil to cover the teeth on your upper jaw and lower jaw and leave it for a few minutes before removing it.
Use Activated Charcoal: Activated charcoal is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to naturally whiten your teeth. Crush up one charcoal tablet into a powder. Dip your clean wet toothbrush into it, and brush your teeth as you normally do.
Remember, when making use of the homemade remedies, remember to apply them consistently, because that is the only way you can get your desired result.