5 Natural Ways To Whiten Your Teeth At Home
A bright and healthy smile can work wonders on making a good first impression. Here are some easy natural ways to whiten your teeth at home to bring out the whiteness in your pearly whites.
Banana peels / Orange peels
Take a banana peel and gently rub the inside part of the peel against your teeth for two minutes once a day, or one minute twice a day. Bananas contain minerals like potassium, magnesium, and manganese. When absorbed by your teeth, they will help keep your teeth looking healthy and white. You can get the same results with orange peels, if you don't have any bananas on hand.
If you're not a big fan of bananas or oranges, consider this remedy instead. Mash a strawberry or two with a spoon and mix it with a teaspoon of baking soda so that it creates a fruity paste. Strawberries contain acids that will whiten and polish your teeth. However, to avoid any potential damage to your teeth from these acids, don't apply this solution more than once a month.
Mix together a bit of your toothpaste, a teaspoon of baking soda, a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, and half a teaspoon of water. Use this toothpaste mixture to brush as you normally would. Use this solution at least once a week until you start to see your teeth becoming whiter. Once your teeth are the desired level of whiteness, you can stop using this remedy.
One of the simplest ways to help whiten your teeth is a simple rubbing of hydrogen peroxide. Pour some on a cotton ball or swab and rub it on your teeth for about two minutes before brushing your teeth each night. You can expect to see results in as little as two weeks.
Olive oil isn't just for cooking. Studies have shown that olive oil can help improve teeth health, as well as help to whiten teeth. You can pour some on a cotton swab and rub on your teeth for two minutes before brushing your teeth like normal.
Remember, while the above methods may help your teeth health and whiteness in general, it shouldn't replace regular visits to your dentist. If you find that natural treatments don't whiten your teeth as much as you'd like, a dentist, like those at Cosmetic Dentistry by Westmount Dental, can safely bleach your teeth for you to the desired shade for even more dazzling results.