Your teeth are the second thing someone notices upon meeting you after your eyes. A healthy set of teeth is a sign of health and confidence. It shows to everyone else at least that you take care of yourself and love yourself. But often times we find that confidence being lowered when we have faced not only the shape our teeth are in but the color of them.
Although the color of your teeth has little to do with the health of said teeth as it can be caused by genetic, lifestyle choices such as smoking and eating a poor diet and age, it has not stopped the world from obsessing over the perfect pearly whites and let’s be honest; who doesn’t love sparkling white teeth? However, shy not away from smiling anymore, as these easy ingredients found readily can be used for natural teeth whitening treatments in the comfort of your own home;
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Make a paste using a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and brush your teeth with it. Alternative you can rinse your mouth with water and hydrogen peroxide, swishing around in your mouth for about a minute. Hydrogen peroxide has been proven to be an antibacterial agent effective against gum diseases and killing bad bacteria.
Many know it as a neutralizing medicine against food poisoning but it can do more without even ingesting it. You can purchase this at your local pharmacy in pill form, crash them and add water to form a paste. Dub the paste on your teeth rather than brushing or rubbing it on your teeth and leave it for 3-5 minutes before finally rinsing it off and proceeding with brushing your teeth per usual. Though not an at-home remedy, it bears no side effects when ingested.
The acids present in citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, can help wear away the discoloring of teeth by rubbing it against the surface of the teeth for one to two minutes. After this, however, you will want to rinse your mouth as the acidity may weaken your enamel (the substance that covers of your tooth) further if you leave it for too long.
Apple cider vinegar
Again like in the case of the citrus peels, apple cider vinegar has acidic properties that can harm you enamels so you will want to be careful in rinsing after use. But these same acidic properties can be used to weaken plaque and make it easier to remove hence teeth whitening. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a mouthwash or by rubbing in on your teeth using your finger.
Coconut oil pulling
As the name suggests, all you have to do is swish a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. Being one of, if not the most well-known remedies out there, this practice is estimated to be over 3000 years old with other documented benefits including killing harmful microbes present in the mouth and pr