Teeth Whitening : Natural Teeth Whitener for You

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.  ~Mark Twain

And I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. 🙂 Who doesn’t want movie star teeth that look great in any light. There are many agents that causes stains in your teeth, coffee, tea, wine, soda or cigarettes. Sure white teeth look great but they also cost a lot of money and can be harmful to the lifespan of your teeth and gums. Natural remedies have been around for years and most are better for your teeth.

Baking Soda

Found in most cupboards, the most popular home remedy for tooth health is baking soda. Baking soda is good for taking plaque off the teeth and making them shine however, the fridge-friendly freshener can be abrasive and can hurt the enamel with use over time.

Strawberries

Rubbing a fresh cut strawberry across your teeth whitens them instantly. The malic acid found in strawberries turns into an astringent that removes surface stains from your teeth. While rubbing a fresh cut strawberry across the front of your teeth seems to work immediately, most recipes use mashed strawberries with baking soda as a paste to brush your teeth. Strawberries are sweet and cheap, but you should always wait at least twenty minutes before you brush your teeth regularly, or else you run the risk of brushing the enamel away. After twenty minutes, your own saliva helps to buffer your teeth to protect your enamel.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is used in many toothpastes, mouthwashes and rinses, as well as professional tooth whitening products. However a lot of the at-home recipes for tooth whitening combine hydrogen peroxide diluted with baking soda for brushing teeth or as a mouthwash. Store-bought astringent peroxide is different than professional-use peroxide and the at-home variety can cause blindness and poisoning if swallowed.

After running through few homemade remedies for tooth whitening, strawberries and baking soda seem to be the best and least hazardous teeth whitening. For keeping your teeth healthy and looking their best, your best bet would be to stay away from common liquids that stain teeth: tea, coffee, red wine, or dark sodas, but that solution is easier said than done  (I know…I tried) 🙂

While it seems expensive but professional teeth whitening may help keep your set bright natural whiteners can also work as a cheap and temporary fix  which one can find in their kitchen. Just remember to use with caution…!!!

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