Natural Alternatives for Whiter Teeth

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Teeth whitening procedures are pretty expensive and not everybody can afford them. You could always try one of the do it yourself home kits but they don’t always work brilliantly. There’s also a lot of concerns about whether the chemicals in them are safe or not. The chances are, they’re probably ok, but some people would prefer a more natural solution. If you’re not too keen on teeth whitening chemicals, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great smile that you can show off. Just try one of these natural alternatives instead.

Keep Them Clean

The best way to whiten your teeth is to stop them from needing it in the first place. Keeping your teeth in good condition means that you won’t need to put as much effort into whitening them. If you’re using a manual toothbrush still, you’re going to struggle to clean your teeth properly. Check electric toothbrush reviews online and find the best one to replace your outdated one with straight away. It’s also worth flossing and using antibacterial mouthwash to make extra sure that your teeth are in good condition.

Eat Strawberries

It sounds too good to be true, but eating strawberries has actually been proven to help clean your teeth. Chemicals in the strawberries can help to remove stains from the surface and the vitamin C in them helps to remove plaque. If you really want to get the benefit, mash some up and use them to brush with a few times a week, but eating them will do you good as well as long as you chew them enough.

Baking Soda And Lemon

Either of these ingredients can be used on their own as a fairly good teeth whitening remedy but when you mix them together, they’re even better. Make a small amount of paste with the lemon and baking soda and use it to brush your teeth with. Overusing it can remove the enamel from your teeth so it’s best to stick to once a week. That should be enough to see results.

Oil

Using oil as a sort of mouthwash is an old Indian remedy that’s been around for thousands of years. Any kind of oil, like sunflower oil or olive oil, will work. Swill it around your mouth and try to suck it through the gaps in your teeth. It should pull any bits out and help whiten your teeth. Once you’re done, you’ll need to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water a few times to get rid of any excess.

Crunchy Vegetables

Crunchy vegetables act like a sort of natural toothbrush. The texture helps to pull out any bits from your teeth as you chew and lots of them contain acids that help to remove stains, like the ones in strawberries. Fruit has the same benefits but it also contains a lot of sugars that can counteract the benefits of eating crunchy food so don’t go overboard.

These simple home remedies are all great alternatives to expensive and time-consuming teeth whitening remedies.

I hope you enjoyed the post! How do you keep your smile white? Let me know 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

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2 Comments

  • Reply Thabina

    I like to use ACV for keeping my teeth white! Lord knows I need it considering my coffee addiction, haha!

    September 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Rae

      I have a coffee addiction too! It’s so bad haha. Thanks for reading! <3

      September 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

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