teeth whitening

Do you want pearly white teeth? Are you ashamed of smiling in public because your teeth have yellow stains or they are dingy gray? Stained teeth naturally occur as we age but some types of food, mouthwashes, and drinks can stain your teeth. If you want white teeth and you don’t have money to spend on expensive products available on the market, then this blog post will do you the world of good because in today’s article I’ll be teaching you 10 ways to do teeth whitening at using natural ingredients. 

Turmeric powder is a gentle abrasive that have been known to remove stains from human teeth. Turmeric is also great for dental care because it possesses anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Before you can create the paste, you’ll have to mix a teaspoon of organic turmeric powder with a little amount of water in a bowl. Once the paste is created, use a soft toothbrush to apply the created paste to your teeth and brush gently for two minutes. After brushing for the required time, rinse your mouth with water before brushing again, this time using regular toothpaste. 

  • Baking soda and sea salt paste

Not many people know this, baking soda and sea salt are gentle abrasives that can be used to remove stains from the teeth. This is another homemade paste you can make using natural ingredients like sea salt and baking soda. Pour a teaspoon of baking powder, half teaspoon of sea salt, and a little water into a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Mix until the paste is created. Once you have created the paste, use a soft toothbrush to apply the paste to your teeth and brush gently for two minutes. After brushing for two minutes, you can now rinse your mouth and brush with your teeth regular toothpaste.

  • Activated charcoal 

Activated charcoal can whiten your teeth by absorbing the plaque and all other tooth-staining substances giving your teeth the bright and clear appearance it deserves.

How do I go about it? Wet your toothbrush and then sprinkle the food-grade activated charcoal powder on the toothbrush. Use the toothbrush to brush for a minimum of two minutes before rinsing your mouth with water. After rinsing with water, you can go ahead to brush with regular toothpaste. 

  • Baking soda and lemon juice paste 

Lemons have high levels of citric acid and those acids act as a natural bleach for stains when applied to the teeth. Baking soda on the hand acts as a mild abrasive which helps in removing stains and thickening the lemon juice so it stays longer on your teeth.

Mix enough baking soda with a teaspoon of lemon juice to create the paste. As usual, use a soft toothbrush to apply the paste to your teeth and brush for two minutes. After brushing, rinse your mouth with water before brushing again with regular toothpaste.

  • Coconut oil pulling

Oil pulling didn’t start recently as matter of fact, this technique is ancient because it has been around for a long time. The technique removes bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Coconut oil is already known to be a natural antibacterial and it can also help in reducing gum diseases. Baking soda is a mild abrasive that helps in removing stains from the teeth.

What do I do after I have gotten the ingredients ready? Pour a teaspoon of coconut oil into your mouth and swirl it around your mouth for 5-20 minutes. After that time, sprinkle baking soda on a clean damp toothbrush and brush your teeth using the toothbrush. After brushing, rinse your mouth with water.

  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider and vinegar contains acetic acid which helps with breaking down stains and plaque found on the teeth. It also contains enzymes, minerals, and probiotics that can kill bacteria and germs in your mouth.

How do I use it? Swirl a mouthful of apple cider vinegar for two minutes and after that time frame, dip your toothbrush in apple cider vinegar and brush your teeth to help in removing the stains. After brushing, rinse your mouth using water and brush your teeth again, this time using baking soda to remove all the apple cider vinegar. 

  • Essential oils

The essential oil we’ll be using for this method is coconut oil. In this method, the oil will be mixed with baking soda to create a paste that will be used in removing stains from your teeth. Both ingredients are powerful plaque removing substances. You can also add mint to give your paste an appealing flavour.

What do I do with the ingredients once I have acquired them? Mix equal parts of the baking soda and coconut oil with a few drops of cinnamon bark oil, peppermint oil, or spearmint oil to create the paste. Use the paste to brush your teeth twice daily.

  • Turmeric toothpaste 

To create your very own turmeric toothpaste that can be used in achieving whiter teeth, mix one tablespoon coconut oil and a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a few drops of cinnamon bark oil, peppermint oil, or spearmint essential oil to create your toothpaste. Once the toothpaste has been created, use the paste to brush your teeth twice daily. 

  • Orange or lemon peel and salt rub

You may already know that the white part of a citrus peel contains d-limonene. If you didn’t, now you do. D-limonene is a substance that’s used in the production of commercial teeth whitening products. Salt on the other hand is a naturally occurring abrasive that is used to remove surface stains

Sprinkle the white side of the lemon or orange peel with sea salt and use it to gently rub a small piece of your teeth for two minutes. After the period, rinse your mouth with water and then brush your teeth with baking soda or regular toothpaste to remove the citrus residue on your teeth.

  • Baking soda and strawberry paste

Strawberries have malic acid and the acid is used by many commercial teeth whitening companies to produce products that help with removing stains from the teeth. 

To acquire the paste, crush the strawberry and stir with half a teaspoon of baking soda until you have a smooth and well-blended mixture. Spread the mixture on your teeth and give it five minutes. After that period, rinse your mouth and brush with regular toothpaste or baking powder to remove the strawberry residue.