Top 5 ways to Whiten your teeth naturally at home within a WEEK

In today’s lifestyle, we include a lot of unhealthy drinks in large amounts on a daily basics. The continuous consumption of tea, coffee, coke and other artificial sweeteners weakens the enamel of your teeth and makes your teeth look yellow or pale. The store bought teeth whitening tooth pastes contains fluorides and makes more harm than good. It is always simple and safe to opt for home remedies that are so easy and inexpensive too.

Here are some of the best ways to whiten your teeth naturally and also know the new habits that you can include in your lifestyle for a healthy body and better oral health.

How to whiten teeth naturally

 

1. Coconut oil pulling

Coconut oil pulling stands at the top of the list when it comes to whiten your teeth in a natural and a safe way. It is an ancient old Indian Ayurvedic practice followed by many to improve their over all oral health.

 

How to do coconut oil pulling

  • Take around a tablespoon of 100% pure organic coconut oil and just put it in your mouth and start swishing between your teeth for about 15-20 min and then spit it in a trash can. Wash your mouth with warm salt water and brush your teeth as usual.
How to whiten teeth naturaly

 

I know some of you may feel that it’s a really long time( to swish for 15-20 min) to do so, but that is how it works. The oil pulls out all the bacteria in your mouth, clears away all the impurities and this promotes the overall health of your mouth. This also clears away the tea/coffee stains on your teeth and reveals your natural teeth color. Teeth becomes whiter and shiner. You can start seeing these results just within a week.

When to oil pull?  

It is said that oil pulling is best done early in the morning after you wake up, because it is when the bacteria population is so high in your mouth. Make a practice to do oil pulling first thing in the morning before you take anything, that may  be even a cup of tea/coffee.

How often to do?

You can include this as an habit in your oral care and go forward to do it daily as there is no harm in it. But if it’s really hard to follow for you, at least do it for 4 times a week to see visible results.

 

2. Activated Charcoal teeth whitener

Activated charcoal is quite different from the regular charcoal that you find elsewhere in your backyard stuff. Activated charcoal is a charcoal that is activated  with highly absorbing properties that acts as a magnet which in turn removes all the impurities on its surface.

How to whiten teeth with Activated Charcoal 

  • Take half a teaspoon of Activated Charcoal on to your palm or on a small plate. Dip your tooth-brush’s bristles into this powder and brush your teeth for about one minute. Now wash off with clean water and brush again with a herbal tooth paste to remove any stains of charcoal if any.
How to whiten teeth naturaly

Make sure you keep a separate tooth brush for this teeth whitening remedy as the charcoal may permanently blacken your tooth brush.

 

How does it work?

As the activated charcoal has the property to draw away the toxins and impurities on its surface, it acts as a magnet to remove all those stains on your teeth as well. As a result you will see a little instant whitening effect on your teeth with just a single use.

How often to do?

This teeth whitening can be done 3 times a week until you see visible results on your teeth. It’s better to do in the night before going to bed, because if at all there are any negligible charcoal stains on your teeth it can easily be washed away in the morning.

 

3. Baking soda and Lemon toothpaste. 

Baking soda has been used since ages as a tooth paste to brush teeth. It is known to remove the stains on the teeth and makes the teeth look brighter and whiter.

 

How to make Baking soda and lemon tooth paste for teeth whitening

  •  Take one tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl and add 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon into it. Mix well. Few drops of water can also be added to get paste kind of consistency for easy application and usage purpose. Brush with this paste and let it sit for one minute and wash your teeth with normal or salt water.
How to whiten teeth naturaly

 

This DIY tooth paste is so easy to make and can be used as a natural tooth paste for teeth whitening. After you brush with  this toothpaste, you can either use warm water to gargle or your normal mouth wash to clean your teeth if the baking soda taste bothers you.

How does it work?

The main ingredient baking soda is nothing but sodium bicarbonate contains a chemical compound that removes the surface stains and plaque on your teeth. It has abrasive properties and thus acts as a great cleanser for your teeth and gums. It also neutralizes the acid in our mouth and helps prevent infections and cavities too.

How often to use?

Although it is safe and natural method to use for teeth whitening, it is better to use this remedy twice or thrice a week. As lemon has high acidic property when used in undiluted form, it may cause the enamel to weaken if used continuously.  So use it limited number of times until you see the visible results and you may discontinue using thereafter.

4. Turmeric and coconut oil dental cream for whiter teeth

Turmeric is an Indian spice which has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. If you want one single remedy that can effectively whiten your teeth and improve overall oral health, free from cavities, then turmeric is your answer.

How to make Turmeric and coconut oil dental cream 

  • Take 2:1 ratio of Turmeric and coconut oil. As coconut oil may become solid at room temperature in winters, this ratio will help to make the mixture into thick cream like consistency. Apply it all over teeth and gums and massage in circular motions for about  2 minutes( A toothbrush can also be used to gently brush your teeth). Wash off with warm water and brush as usual with a herbal toothpaste.
How to whiten teeth naturaly

How does this work?

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin which has antibiotic and antiseptic properties. In some parts of villages in India people still use neem twig and turmeric to cleanse their teeth and gums. This age old remedy has the power to remove the upper stains on the surface of your teeth in the most natural way possible.

How often to use?

This is again the safest way possible to remove the stains on your teeth and helps to improve the overall oral health. So this dental cream can be applied 3 or even 4 times a week until you see visible results. It is better to use in the night before going to bed.

 

5. Strawberries for a pearly white smile 

The acid content that is present in strawberries helps to whiten your teeth. This is one of the natural, safe, cheap adn tasty teeth whitening remedy that you can do it at your home with just one strawberry.

How to make strawberry tooth paste for teeth whitening  

  • Take one ripe strawberry and mash it to a pulpy consistency. You can also add a little baking soda to it for a more scrubbing effect on your teeth, but that is completely option and you can just go ahead and use only strawberries. Take a fresh tooth brush and dip it into the pulp and brush your teeth for one minute. Let it stay on your teeth for around 30 to 40 seconds and then wash off with some salt water to reduce the acidity of strawberries on you teeth.
How to whiten teeth naturaly

How does this work?

Strawberries contain a high amount of citric acid, same as the lemon. Thus inturn effectively removes the plaque accumulation on your teeth making it whiter and gives you a pearly white smile on you face.

 

How often to use?

Again this depends on how this remedy is working on your teeth and also the amount of stains that your teeth has. Although it is better not to use for more than 2 to 3 times per week. You can discontinue using once you have acquired desired results or you can use once a week thereafter to maintain it further.

 

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