There are many factors responsible for making your teeth lose its spark and shine. As we get older, our teeth naturally start to lose their white sparkle and become dull. Added to this, poor oral hygiene, plaque, and certain foods can stain our teeth or erode the enamel making it look yellow or light brown.
There are plenty of products to choose from when it comes to whitening your teeth. However, most whitening products use chemicals to bleach your teeth, which concerns many people. If you want whiter teeth, but also want to avoid the chemicals, then this blog lists many options that are both natural and safe.
Sea salt and Baking soda paste
Baking soda and salt are gentle abrasives that remove surface stains from teeth. Create a thin paste by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with ½ teaspoon of sea salt and a bit of water in a small dish, use a soft toothbrush to apply to teeth and gently brush for 2 minutes. Rinse and brush with regular toothpaste.
Turmeric powder paste
Turmeric powder is a gentle abrasive that can help removing surface stains to reveal whiter teeth. Create a thin paste by mixing a teaspoon of organic turmeric powder and a bit of water in a small dish, use a soft toothbrush to apply the paste to teeth and gently brush for 2 minutes. Rinse with water then brush with regular toothpaste.
Banana peel rub
The high level of minerals are absorbed into the banana peel and helps to whiten your smile. Gently rub a small piece of the inside of the banana peel on your teeth for two minutes. Rinse then brush with regular toothpaste.
Coconut oil pulling
Coconut oil pulling can serve as a natural teeth whitener. To oil pull, simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for five to 20 minutes, or add a few drops to your toothbrush and brush it on. Another oral care option is to apply coconut oil to a corner of a clean washcloth and rub it on the teeth,
The lemon peel contain citric acid, which may help in removing the stains on your enamel and bleaching your teeth. They are also antibacterial and can thus help fight oral microbes. Scrub your teeth with lemon peel. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes and brush your teeth. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with plain water.