If you’re like me and have sensitive teeth, the thought of whitening your teeth sounds appealing but potentially painful. I mean, who doesn’t want a nice smile? After all, your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you. It’s a sign of health and confidence, believe it or not. Some people, like myself, have stained teeth from drinking coffee or tea, thinning tooth enamel, eating a poor diet, or whatever the reason may be, regardless of the number of times we brush. If you have sensitive teeth these are 5 easy natural ways to whiten your teeth.
5 Natural Ways To Whiten Your Teeth
1. Brush After Drinking or Eating
This seems like a pretty obvious way to whiten your teeth naturally, however it isn’t always the easiest. If you are someone with a lot of dedication and persistence who can walk around with a toothbrush and toothpaste, you should definitely try this natural way of whitening your teeth. You’d probably find this to be one of the most common natural ways to whiten your teeth.
2. Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda
Whitening your teeth natural is made easy with these two ingredients. Hydrogen peroxide is an antibacterial and mouth and gum cleaner. Goodbye germs! Use half water, half hydrogen peroxide and gargle it for a minute. Then rinse! This is one of the easiest natural ways to whiten your teeth. Even dentists use this natural teeth whitening remedy. This tactic also protects against gum disease; gingivitis and periodontitis are not welcome. You could also use baking soda to make a paste that removes plaque. Make sure the paste isn’t gritty since hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can scrub off the enamel on your teeth. Enamel doesn’t grow back so make sure it’s truly pasty.
3. Pulling with Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is seriously the universal remedy. Coconut oil pulling is a commonly used natural way to whiten your teeth. This is all you have to do: grab a spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth, swish it between your teeth for five minutes (20 is excessive but works too). You could even add coconut oil to your toothbrush and brush it on. These natural ways to whiten your teeth don’t stop there! You can use coconut oil on a washcloth and rub it against your teeth. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties; it protects against gum disease. There are zero side effects to this natural teeth whitening remedy. Personally, it’s a favorite.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Just like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar has its moments. Be careful with this remedy; since it’s acidic you shouldn’t use it every day. Apple cider vinegar can remove your enamel. You can brush or gargle with ACV.
5. Lemon or Orange Peels
FACT! This is one of the funniest yet natural ways to whiten your teeth. When I first heard this I was in awe. There are beneficial acids that naturally whiten your teeth. Use the peels to rub on your teeth but be sure to rinse your mouth afterwards. You can use the hydrogen peroxide rinse for ultimate teeth whitening benefits.
Hopefully these natural ways to whiten your teeth come in handy whenever you are feeling like you’d rather adopt a natural beauty regime to your routine. Additionally, one natural teeth whitener is activated charcoal. This is a popular teeth whitening idea gaining momentum. Activated charcoal in general may make its way to the universal remedy list with ACV and coconut oil. Shine bright!
What are YOUR favorite natural ways to whiten your teeth?
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Hi, I'm Leah, a Los Angelino living in Boston! I'm a grad from Northeastern University with a Bachelors from the College of Arts, Media and Design. I'm obsessed with going on adventures, photography, writing, being a Taurus and finding hidden gem restaurants, musicians and places to travel. I live for tacos and you can't keep me away from a cute farm stand. I also live for Instagram ... oops!