Spring is in the air! Soon we’ll all be wearing lighter clothes and start hanging out more. What we need to rock this wonderful season is a boost of confidence from shiny bright teeth and a dazzling white smile! Whitening your teeth is therefore a must but sometimes it’s not always possible to pack a dentist visit into a busy schedule.
Here are four at home solutions to whiten and brighten your teeth….no wait at the dentist office required!
1. Baking soda and Strawberries
How to use it: Mash one strawberry with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes and rinse. Do not use more than directed as this may result in teeth sensitivity. This difference won’t be instant but over time you should see a difference in the whiteness and brightness of your teeth, your white smile will be there with a little patience.
How it works: Baking soda is an all natural option for teeth whitening because it is a mild abrasive that’s used for scrubbing stains on teeth. It also prevents bacteria from growing due to its alkaline properties. Baking soda is an old fashioned method that is cheap and harmless to try. Strawberries contain malic acid which is a natural teeth whitener.
2. Apple cider vinegar
.How to use it: Do some gargles with a cup of water and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for one minute. It’s pretty hard on your teeth so use only once a week. After rinsing, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.
How it works: Apple cider vinegar removes plaque and stains from teeth and kills bad bacteria.
How to use it: Use kaolin clay as a tooth paste for 3 minutes and rinse well when finished. This clay is also used to help whiten and cleanse skin and is found in many products such as soaps, facial masks, scrubs, and more.
How it works: This clay is soft and is low abrasive but gets rid of stains effectively. Those with sensitive teeth can use this daily without any problem. Kaolin clay also has natural minerals to strengthen your teeth.
For those who do not have time to experiment at home with teeth whitening recipes and for those who are just not that into that DIY world, a personal product suggestion is Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural.
I used it for a couple of months and it really made a difference.
Activated black charcoal is a natural substance that is absorbent and binds plaque. Coconut oil is excellent for getting rid of bad bacteria in your mouth and it is a natural, safe solution. Follow the instructions on the jar for the best results on whitening.