Isn’t it so great when someone smiles at you and the very first thing you notice is that beautiful crystal smile, perfect glistening teeth. Quick methods of teeth whitening have slightly been a trend as of recent, which could damage your teeth in the long run if not done correctly so below are 5 top natural ways to whiter teeth.
Not only are strawberries the tastiest fruit ever! but they also a natural teeth whitener due to the Malic acid which is an organic acid found in fruits and vegetables. To make your own ‘at home whitening treatment’ mash a strawberry into pieces and mix it with baking soda, then brush for 5 mins – there you have your crystal whiter smile.
2. Coconut oil (oil pulling)
Do you remember when coconut oil was a trend a few years ago for literally everything! Want thicker hair? coconot oil, better skin? coconut oil it was everything and more, but would you believe me if I said that coconut oil can be used as a teeth whitener simply by using it the same way you would use a mouthwash. The correct term for this is called ‘Oil pulling’ which actually has natural elements and is considered better than using actual mouthwash. As well as that, this technique helps to reduce both plaque and gum disease.
3. Orange Peel
Rubbings your teeth on the inside of an orange peel is a natural safe way to whiten your teeth as the white part of the peel is known to contain an ingredient called ‘Limonene’ which contains natural cleaners and is actually included in the majority of toothpaste stocked on the store shelves.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is said to have a number of health benefits, however it is also the perfect teeth whitening tool as it helps to remove stains and freshens breathe. Simply brush your teeth with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar which will help to kill the bacteria around the mouth and gums.
It is actually possible to create your very own teeth whitening product by simply mixing coconut oil, lemon juice and peppermint oil which will give your mouth that mint taste. This method allows you to know exactly what ingredients you are using to brush your teeth with each day and creates a powerful stain removing combination which takes seconds to mix together.