If you’re someone who likes to have yellow, or in extreme cases, black teeth, then you shouldn’t be reading this article. It is strictly for people who like white, thick, and shiny teeth.
In this article you’ll find out how to whiten your teeth at home with the help of some baking soda. But, if you don’t like baking soda, make sure you read till the end because I have something different for you.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty of all the teeth whitening stuff, I decided to include a teeth whitening fact that will blow your mind out of your skull. So, here it is –
On average, Americans spend over $1.4 billion dollars in over-the-counter teeth whitening products every year.
Now that’s out of the way; here are the 3 ways to whiten your teeth at home:
- Baking Soda and Lemon juice combination
This is a no brainer. Baking Soda, aka, Sodium bicarbonate can be used to clean surfaces by gently scrubbing, and your teeth are no different than any other surface. In fact, if you’re having an acidic mouth, baking soda can actually help you balance the pH level because of its alkaline properties.
Just make sure that you don’t overdo it.
- A couple of teaspoons of baking soda
- Appropriate amount of lemon juice to form a paste
- A toothbrush
This is pretty straight forward.
Mix the baking soda with the appropriate amount of fresh lemon juice to make a paste.
Put the paste on your toothbrush.
Make sure that you wipe of any extra saliva off your teeth with a paper towel, or anything that you think is hygienic enough to put it in your mouth.
Brush your teeth as normal and just leave the paste on your teeth for at least a minute before rinsing it off.
- Salt, Baking Soda and Strawberry
Who doesn’t likes strawberries, right?
In fact, strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C. It can help you break down the plaque, which is the primary reason why your teeth begins to look yellow in the first place. The salt in this combination helps you to scrub away any gunk that might be the cause of stains. And lastly, baking soda is just that extra touch to smooth things out.
- A pinch of salt
- 1-3 large strawberries
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
Again, pretty easy stuff.
Mash the berries like you would do while making a pulp. Add a pinch of sea salt and ½ teaspoon baking soda.
Again, wipe any extra saliva off your teeth with anything that you consider hygienic.
Put a portion of the mixture on your toothbrush and do what needs to be done. Just make sure that you leave the mixture on your teeth for at least 5 minutes before rinsing it off.
- Coconut Oil Rinse (for people who don’t like the above 2 methods)
Yes, this is a special method just for the people who don’t like putting raw baking soda in their mouth.
I know that it might sound crazy to use coconut oil to rinse your mouth. I too thought that it was crazy but I found out that it is an old remedy of whitening your teeth and people swear that it works.
Again, this might not be the most pleasant thing to do, but if you want to whiten your teeth, you have to do this.
The coconut oil rinse won’t make a “bleaching” like difference, but the lauric acid in the oil will definitely help your teeth get rid of the bacteria that causes them to turn yellow.
- One tablespoon of coconut oil
The next time you wake up in the morning, take a tablespoon of coconut oil and put it in your mouth. Give the oil a complete tour of your mouth by pushing and swishing for at least 10-15 minutes. After that, spit it out and then brush your teeth.