Three ways to shine your teeth at home
With a bit of patience, we believe that you can naturally restore whiteness to your teeth. They may not get to be scary sear-out-somebodies-corneas –when-you –smile white, but they’ll appear more like you took good care of your pretty pearly whites rather than just bleaching them like crazy.
So let us check out three simple yet effective ways to whiten your teeth at home:
1. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste
Nope don’t be surprised here. Sodium bicarbonate (the medical name of Baking Soda) is mildly abrasive; gently scrubbing away surface stains to return teeth to a whiter shade. It’s also very alkaline so you might have a very acidic mouth or eat a lot of acidic food, it could help balance out the Ph, which would be useful as acid breaks down enamel-this is strictly speculation on my part. It will also reduce the acidity of the lemon juice, which acts as a natural bleach of sorts. Alternatively you can use a mixture of baking soda and water on some days, and use the lemon juice on others, but no matter what you do just do not overdo things.
2. Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C. This mineral will help break-down plaque which causes your teeth to look yellow. It also helps to remove surface stains as it contains an enzyme called malic acid. The salt acts as an abrasive portion of the paste, physically scrubbing away stain-causing gunk, and the baking soda is an extra touch that you can choose to leave out if you’d prefer (I just like to add it to anything involving my teeth.)
3. Coconut Oil Rinse
You might be perplexed but rinsing your mouth with coconut oil (called ‘oil pulling’) is a unique, old, remedy that people swear by to help whiten teeth. It doesn’t sound like the most pleasant thing in the world, but I actually don’t mind the taste, and I think it does make a difference in the color of your teeth. It won’t make a difference by “bleaching” per say, but lauric acid in coconut oil can rid your teeth of bacteria found in plaque that can make them yellow. It is also supposed to promote gum health, and help keep your breath fresh.
There is no rocket science in maintaining white shiny teeth. All you need is dedication and some love for you teeth.