Wellness

5 Products You Can Use at Home to Make Your Teeth Whiter

posted by Chris Valentine

Beautiful teeth – it is not only a broader smile but also a greater self-confidence. It is no secret that each of us wants to have our teeth white, but not everyone can afford whitening treatments in various expensive dental offices.

Thanks to folk wisdom, today we are presenting you a few ways how you can whiten your teeth at home using only natural products easy to find in your kitchen!

Bananas

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Did you know that banana’s peel can make your teeth whiter? In fact, they do! Everything is very simple: after you eat a banana, rub your teeth with the inner side of the peel (1 minute for upper and another for lower teeth). After this procedure, do not eat, drink or rinse your mouth for another 10 minutes. Then clean the teeth with a dry toothbrush and for the best result, repeat it at least once a day until you reach the desired effect.

Cheese

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Cheese does not literally whiten your teeth, but it reduces the risk of dental caries on which tooth enamel becomes yellowish or brownish. The secret is that the cheese has a relatively sticky consistency, which, for example, works like a sticky tape assembling harmful bacteria and food residues from teeth. Most importantly, you need to bite a large slice of cheese, so you won’t only clean your teeth, but cleanse interdental spaces as well.

Strawberries

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These berries are rich in acid which cleans the plaque from the teeth and has a whitening effect. For the best (and most delicious effect) you can also make good Strawberry “toothpaste”. For one single use, you are going to need one bigger or two smaller strawberries, a pinch of salt and 1/4 t. s. of baking soda. Smash the berries, add salt and baking soda, mix thoroughly and clean your teeth as usual. That is it!

Coconut oil

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Tooth whitening with coconut oil is effective and entirely safe. You will need to buy coconut oil (preferably cold-pressed, which you can find easily online and at Amazon, which coupons can be quite handy there too) and a few cosmetic cotton disks. Soak a disk with oil and brush your teeth. Leave it for 15 minutes then rinse with water and clean your teeth with toothpaste as usual. Coconut oil removes plaque, freshen breath and helps toothbrush cope with his task better!

Lemon peels

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Excellent whitening toothpaste can be made out of the lemon peel and baking soda too. This technique makes teeth whiter after surprising 2-3 times of using! But remember, this way is quite aggressive, it cannot be used on a daily basis, as it can damage the enamel – so, be careful! Use this strong whitener only then it is necessary (for instance before significant occasion) and don’t use that too aggressively, so you can enjoy beautifully white smile and healthy teeth!

Tip: all these procedures should be done before going to bed, so your teeth will not be affected by coffee, tea, wine, beet and other dental enamel coloring products for at least 8 hours.

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