Sometimes cleaning your teeth just isn’t enough. You need to whiten them to make them look their best. Unfortunately it can be expensive to have your teeth whitened at the dentist, and who knows what chemicals are in teeth whitening products you can use at home? No one wants to expose themselves to dangerous chemicals. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to naturally whiten your teeth. Here are three ways to naturally whiten your teeth.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural antibacterial agent, meaning that it kills bacteria. As such it can be used to clean, whiten, and protect your teeth. It’s actually one of the things that your dentist will use to whiten your teeth for you, so just use it yourself by combining half water with half hydrogen and creating your own home-made “mouth wash”. After you finish brushing your teeth, just swish the mixture around in your mouth for a minute or so and rinse. As an antibacterial agent, hydrogen peroxide also eliminates the bacteria causing bad breath and protects against gingivitis, periodontitis, and other gum diseases. This makes it a great natural solution to cleaning and whitening your teeth.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
As a natural antibiotic agent and teeth cleanser, it’s only natural that apple cider vinegar could be used to get rid of those stubborn stains and naturally whiten teeth. Apple cider vinegar is particularly useful for smoking and coffee stains, and studies show that it can be as effective as commercial teeth whiteners. It works by killing germs while also promoting the growth of probiotic (good) bacteria. It’s also acidic, which enables it to melt away the stains and plaque stuck to your teeth. Just be careful when using apple cider vinegar for teeth because, as an acid, it could also burn away your teeth themselves. Rub apple cider vinegar into your teeth using your finger for a minute before rinsing it out and brushing your teeth with proper toothpaste to protect them. Apple cider vinegar is great in small doses, but too much of it can quickly become a problem.
- Coconut Oil Pulling
Coconut oil pulling is one of the best natural whiteners for teeth. There are plenty of benefits to coconut oil, but many are unaware of the benefits of coconut oil pulling. Many people have tested and commended coconut oil pulling for its ability to clean and whiten their teeth. You can apply coconut oil to your brush and brush it on that way, or you can put about a spoonful in your mouth and swish it for between 5 and 20 minutes. Coconut oil pulling is a great way to naturally clean and protect your gums as well as your teeth, and has been shown to be completely safe and natural. Unlike apple cider vinegar it won’t damage your teeth. There’s a good chance you already use coconut oil for many of its other benefits, so why not buy a little more and use it on your teeth too?
If you want to avoid putting dangerous chemicals on your teeth or handing a ton of money over to your dentist then give one of these three ways to naturally whiten your teeth a try! You won’t regret it!