Natural Teeth Whitening Solutions that are Safe to Try

February 21, 2013

in Tips

Guest Post by Saanvi Singh

Are you tired of buying all those teeth whitening products that don’t work? Do you lack the budget to undergo expensive oral care procedures? Well then, you may want to try the natural ways to whiten your teeth. Aside from being effective and having no side effects, these solutions are very cheap and sometimes – priceless!

 

Strawberries

No way! Eating strawberries to whiten your teeth sounds like a bizarre idea but it is, really. Strawberries are natural teeth whitening agents that contain chemical-free astringent and vitamin C. Studies found that the astringents found in strawberries are highly effective in removing stain in the teeth. On the other hand, vitamin C helps clear away plaque and strengthens your teeth. You can mash fresh strawberries and apply them on your teeth. Make sure to gargle or brush your teeth right after as strawberries contain lots of sugar which may not be god for your oral health.

 

Apples

An apple a day keeps the dentist away! If strawberries are natural teeth whiteners, apples are natural toothbrushes. Whenever you chew an apple, it acts like a brush that removes the excess food and bacteria from your teeth. It also scrubs your teeth and makes them whiter and cleaner. Another thing – did you know that apples contain malic acid? This substance is a chemical which is commonly found in most teeth whitening products.

 

Raisins

Another teeth whitening fruit! Raisins help whiten your teeth by inducing the production of saliva. Saliva is extremely important in maintaining healthy, white teeth as it helps rinse away the plaque and other stain-causing dirt and bacteria.

 

Baking Soda with Lemon Extract

In a small bowl, combine a small amount of baking soda and a few drops of fresh lemon extract. You’ll get the right mixture if you see it bubbling a little. Once ready, take off the excess saliva and plaque from your teeth using a cotton swab then apply the mixture. Leave it for 2 or 3 minutes then brush it off using your toothbrush. Make sure that you remove all lemon stain. As an acid, lemon extract can cause corrosion in your teeth, taking away its enamel – a thin film that protects your teeth from plaque. You can also use vinegar in place of lemon.

 

Mustard oil and salt

After brushing your teeth, apply a mixture of mustard oil and salt, leave it for at least 2 minutes and rinse it off. This is a very effective teeth whitening solution and takes so little effort to prepare.

 

Getting pearly white teeth can boost your confidence levels to a higher level. By trying out these natural teeth whitening solutions, you’ll have no reason to hide those big, lovely smiles.


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