Smokers or not, the times come when we all face the need for teeth whitening. Even if we brush our teeth properly at least twice a day and use other products throughout the day – chewing gum, dental floss and mouthwash – our teeth lose the luster and need careful attention.
Whitening teeth at the dentist is not recommended, except as a last solution. The processes and treatments used are very strong and attack the tooth structure, weakening and exposing the teeth to bacteria.
Unfortunately, there is no natural teeth whitening method to perform miracles and make your teeth look as bright as a chemical treatment will make them look. But, if you don’t want to sensitize your teeth too much, then you can try some of these natural methods. Below is what we propose:
- Drink lemon juice and ginger
These juices have the ability to clean the tooth enamel. Rinse your mouth twice a week with a mixture of water with lemon or ginger in equal amounts and you will have a brighter smile.
- Prepare your own toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide
Mix 6 tablespoons of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of warm coconut oil, 10 drops of peppermint oil or clove oil, and a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide. All ingredients should be mixed in a bowl until you get a creamy texture. Add baking soda if it is too thin or coconut oil if it is too thick. Store the toothpaste in an opaque container. Take care not to swallow this toothpaste, because it contains hydrogen peroxide.
- Prepare yourself a toothpaste with baking soda and strawberries
Mash in a bowl four strawberries, until you get a smooth puree, add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix well. Apply the mixture to the teeth with a soft toothbrush and brush your teeth with slow motions, to give the preparation the possibility to act. The operation should last five minutes and can be repeated once a week.
- Brush your teeth with baking soda and lemon
No, you shouldn’t do this everyday, because the enamel will be affected, but it’s good to know that baking soda whitens teeth. Mix it with toothpaste or lemon. It is recommended to brush your teeth with baking soda once a week.
- Brush your teeth with apple vinegar and olive oil
Mix in a bowl one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Soak your toothbrush in this combination and brush your teeth. Be careful not to wash too often with this mixture, because vinegar can damage tooth enamel.