Having a good set of teeth is not enough, it is also important to keep them white and healthy. Conversely, despite maintaining oral hygiene by brushing your teeth regularly, keeping them pearly white is not as easy. Dental clinics can offer you instant teeth whitening solutions, but you can also try these home-made ways to keep your teeth always looking fresh and clean.
Baking Soda + Lemon
Mix one part of baking soda to one part of a freshly squeezed lemon. Apply the mixture on your teeth using cotton and leave it for a minute. Thoroughly rinse and brush off the mixture after. Make sure to remove the solution on time as excessive exposure of your teeth to the solution can damage your enamel. Both baking soda and lemon have a natural whitening solution and mixing them together makes them even more effective, VanDenburgh Dental points out.
Oil pulling is also one way to effectively clean teeth making it whiter. Simply swish one tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Move it thoroughly around your mouth and rinse. Oil pulling is believed to be an effective and inexpensive method to prevent bacteria and gum disease.
Mash the strawberry and mix it with salt. Apply the strawberry paste on your teeth and let it stay there for 5 minutes before rinsing it with brush and water. The natural acid and vitamin C in strawberry contributes to its cleaning capability. The salt functions as an abrasive. Do this every night for best results.
Use a Straw
Straw might not be an eco-friendly choice, but your teeth will thank you for using one. Avoid coffee, tea, soda and wine stains by reducing its contact with your teeth. Should straw be unavailable, brush your teeth after consuming such drinks to avoid discoloration.
Have a brighter (and whiter) smile with these simple and natural home remedies! Go and show people your best smile today.