How to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally
It’s inevitable that eventually your teeth will begin to stain from food, drinks, and lack of care. Even if you have excellent mouth hygiene, we’re betting you’d still like to have your pearly whites just a little whiter. Follow along to find out how to whiten your teeth naturally:
1. Brush After Drinking or Eating
The best way, but not always the easiest, is to simply brush your teeth after eating or drinking. This takes a lot of persistence and can even be kind of difficult depending on where you are at the time. Most food doesn’t stain teeth, but if you are a coffee drinker or if you smoke, you can pretty much count on having discolored teeth from staining. If this is the case then having your teeth cleaned every three months may be in order, besides trying some of the natural remedies listed here.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
It makes sense that apple cider vinegar would eventually remove stubborn stains on the teeth, especially from coffee and nicotine. It has been proven to work but you have to be consistent and it takes at least a month of continuous usage to see results. Some say that using ACV looks like you just got your teeth professionally cleaned. Be careful though because, as with all acids, it can remove the enamel on your teeth as well. After brushing with ACV, you will need to brush again with regular toothpaste, preferably a non-fluoride paste, or rinse your mouth out really well.
3. Lemon or Orange Peels
There have been reports that lemon and or orange peels will also do the trick of whitening your teeth. Guess you don’t know until you try. Here again, these food products are very healthy and good for your stomach but the acid content might eventually wear away the enamel on the teeth. So if you use lemon or orange peel, always rinse afterwards to be on the safe side. A good mouth rinse is hydrogen peroxide because it keeps breath fresh by eliminating bad breath and also is a very good bacterial agent. Use half water and half hydrogen peroxide, swish around in your mouth and leave in for at least a full minute.
It has been said that Catherine Zeta Jones whitens her teeth with strawberries. Who would have thought? Tyra Banks tried this teeth-whitening trick on her show too. She simply mashed up about four or five strawberries and rubbed this yummy mixture all over her teeth. Some people say this really does work, and if Catherine Zeta Jones rubs her teeth with strawberries, it must be worth giving it a try. Rinse well afterwards.
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