Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit is not always in the card, and sometimes, you don’t want to apply a cocktail of chemicals to your teeth to make your pearly whites a little brighter. Just try these simple DIY alternatives
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Paste: These are one of the oldest teeth whitening remedies used at home. Apply it to your teeth and rinse after a few seconds. You can also mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda with paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste, then apply it to your tooth brush and use it normal.
- Banana Rub: The inside of a banana peel is very rich in potassium, magnesium, manganese, and other minerals. The rich minerals in a banana are absorb into the enamel and have a healthy whitening effects. It is recommended to rub a peel of ripe banana on the inside of your teeth for two minutes after brushing and then rinse, Repeat again before bed.
- Coconut oil Paste: Coconut oil contains fatty acids that are broken down into teeth whitening enzymes when they come in contact with human saliva. The mixture of your saliva and these fatty acids produce an oxygen molecules that bonds to the stains on teeth. This oxidized free radical creates a chemical reaction that removes stains upon brushing and rinsing. Heat one cup of coconut oil until it turns to a liquid, then add two teaspoons of baking soda and five to ten drops of natural spearmint essential oil into the liquid and mix. Spearmint is for flavoring and to add antimicrobial benefits for healthy gums.
- Strawberry Paste: Strawberries contains malic acid, which is great for dissolving coffee, red wine, and tea stains on teeth. Mash up one or two strawberries together and add about a teaspoon of baking soda. Children tooth brush is recommended to easily get between the teeth. Rub the mix on your teeth for like five to seven minutes and rinse. This is not recommended to be used everyday because using it too often can cause the teeth to erode and ultimately making them more susceptible to staining.
- Charcoal Paste: Activated charcoal is one of the newest buzz terms because of its detoxifying benefits. It turns out to be a good teeth whitening solution. Mix charcoal with a small amount of water, and gently apply it to all surfaces of the teeth. Leave the activated charcoal in place for like two minutes and rinse with water until all of the charcoal is gone.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse: Diluted apple cider vinegar helps any toothpaste crank up its stain-busting power. Dilute it with a ratio of three parts water to one part cider vinegar, then mix it with an all-natural toothpaste and brush as usual.