Natural Teeth Whitening

· November 8, 2014
If you've been drinking coffee or tea or have been skipping your dentist visits, you may be interested in teeth whitening. Here we discuss natural methods.

If it’s been a long time since you last saw the dentist or if you’ve smoked for many years. Or perhaps it’s that you drink tea, coffee or too many dark-colored drinks, it’s possible that your teeth are yellowing. Yellow teeth aren’t very attractive. In fact they may even keep you from smiling confidently. If teeth whitening is important to you, read on.

Also Read: 14 Alternative Uses for Coffee at Home

In addition to the aforementioned causes, teeth can also become stained due to the consumption of certain medicines. It can also happen if you take too many antibiotics or eat too much in the way of fatty foods, berries or food additives.

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In this article, we will give you some useful and natural tips that can help you to regain your pearly whites and help your teeth get back that beautiful clear and bright white color that you miss so much, and, in turn, you will be able to show off that smile more often.

Tips for Whitening your Teeth

Strawberry Pulp

Some say strawberries can help with teeth whitening.

This is a rather simple procedure. You just need to take a small amount of strawberry pulp and rub it on your teeth for five minutes. After doing so, you can rinse your mouth out very well and use dental floss to take out any seeds that might have gotten caught in your teeth.

Baking Soda

To whiten your teeth using baking soda, you should apply a small amount of baking soda to your toothbrush and rub it on your teeth. Alternatively, you can add a bit of baking powder to the toothpaste that you regularly use.

Apple Vinegar

Teeth whitening with apple vinegar can be done in the following way:

Mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar with baking soda to create a thick paste. With this paste, you should brush your teeth very well before rinsing your mouth with plenty of chilled water.

Tricks to Keep your Teeth White

Eating healthy foods is good for the teeth.

  • You should brush your teeth at least three times per day.
  • Do your best to avoid drinking dark-colored drinks and smoking. If you drink something like coffee or tea, you should brush your teeth, or at least rinse your mouth, immediately after consumption in order to prevent stains on your teeth.

NOTE: it is recommended not to overuse these tips since their excessive application (especially baking soda) could end up causing (if it is applied too much and too often) the opposite effect on your teeth. Please be careful and don’t overuse any of these remedies!

In the same vein, we recommend that you visit your dentist for more specialized treatment.

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