Our teeth are made up of several layers. The surface of the teeth, the outer layer, is made of enamel and it is the hardest layer, but it is still prone to deterioration.
Here you will find out how to maintain your teeth white, and how to avoid risk of over bleaching and damaging your teeth while using natural ingredients only.
Ten Teeth Whiteners Made from Natural Ingredients
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Paste
Make a paste by mixing a several tablespoons of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. Apply the paste on your teeth and leave it to act for several minutes. You should not brush the teeth too hard because you can harm the enamel. Hydrogen peroxide has antibacterial properties that will keep clean and healthy your gums and mouth.
- Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal can be found in stores in a capsule form. Usually it is used for treatment of food poisoning, and cleansing out the toxins from the body, but it can also be used to whiten the teeth successfully.
All you have to do is to put an activated charcoal powder from the capsule on the toothbrush, and brush the teeth with it instead of using toothpaste. Afterwards just rinse it with water. Another way of using activated charcoal is to make a paste of activated charcoal powder from the capsule with a bit of water and apply the paste on the teeth. Leave it to act for a while and afterwards rinse it with water.
Make a paste from turmeric powder with mashed coconut or a bit of water, and apply it on your teeth. Wait for three minutes to act, and rinse it with water. Afterwards brush the teeth as you usually do.
- Oil Pulling
Coconut oil will make your teeth white, will prevent tooth decay, reduce gum inflammation, and will help you eliminate toxins. Just take one tablespoon of coconut oil and whirl it in the mouth for twenty minutes.
Note: Do not swallow it afterwards, just spit it out!
- Baking Soda and Strawberry
This paste has wonderful taste. To prepare it mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 or 2 mashed strawberries. Apply the paste on the teeth, leave to act for 5 minutes and rinse with water afterwards.
Apple Cider Vinegar is highly acidic so you should mix it with water before you use it as a teeth whitener mouthwash. Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one teacup of water and gargle the mixture for a few seconds.
- Eat Raw Crispy Fruits, and Vegetables
Eating raw and crispy foods will help you whiten the teeth because while you chew they will scrub your teeth. Raw and crispy foods, like carrots, apples, celery, etc. are typically richer in water than other fruits and veggies. While you consume them they stimulate the production of saliva that will flush away particles that remain between the teeth, and as a result will protect your teeth from further damage.
- Avoid Pigmented Dark Foods
If you want to maintain your teeth white, you should avoid pigmented dark foods and every food that contains artificial color. Avoid marinara sauce, soy sauce, and coffee, because these foods also will make stains on the teeth.
- Fruit Peels
Contrary to prevalent belief, fruit peels are not unusable. You can use banana peels to whiten the teeth in natural way. Just rub a banana peel (the insides of banana) on the teeth for a several minutes. You can use orange peels for the same purpose as it do wonders!
- Limit the Consumption of Acidic Beverages and Foods
The enamel layer will also be damaged by acidic beverages and foods, like wine, soda, and various energy drinks. You should pay attention to always rinse the mouth after the consumption of acidic foods and drinks. If you can, eliminate them for good, you will surely make your teeth a favor.