Easy And Natural Means Of Making Your Teeth Whiter
As human beings grow, more acidic and other foods that affect the colour of the teeth are consumed more such as soda, red wine, sweets etc.
The changing of the teeth colour is usually a gradual process and can change from white to different shades of milk and brown colour.
Teeth whitening is expensive and as such have made most affected individuals not to be able to have the kind of teeth colour they want.
In this context, there are numerous other ways to whiten your teeth not just naturally but less and far less expensive. Just follow any of the methods that best suit you below and see results in a few days to weeks.
1. Use Potash
Potash can be effectively used as a teeth whitener because of its strong alkali and bleaching properties which is why it is sometimes used in the making of soaps.
When used on the teeth, the potash oxidizes the organic materials that stick to the teeth making it whiter.
How to use
Mix half spoon of potash with a half glass of water.
Pour in your mouth and hold for at least thirty minutes.
Use chewing stick or brush to scratch the affected parts.
Repeat this three times a week for effective result.
2. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
To use the locally made baking soda and hydrogen peroxide toothpaste, which you can easily get from any grocery store or pharmaceutical shop around you.
How to Use
Mix a teaspoon each of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
Stir very well until it is well mixed.
Use a new toothbrush (soft) to dip in the mixture to brush your teeth, make sure the bristles touch all parts of the teeth.
Spit out the mixture in your mouth and use clean water to rinse it.
Use toothpaste with fluoride to brush your mouth with a different brush this time.
Repeat this few times per week and you will see results.
3. Use Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is a medicinal type of charcoal that is used to treat certain illnesses. This product can be purchased in a chemist or any pharmacy shop within your area.
How to use
Use your brush to collect enough quantity of the charcoal and water.
Brush your teeth with the activated charcoal.
After about five minutes, rinse your mouth and
Use a different brush and toothpaste to brush it again.
4. Use Strawberry Paste
Strawberry is a popular fruit that has a lot of health benefits. It contains antioxidant and its popularity is as a result of its aroma, reddish colour and taste.
How to use
Cut the strawberry and squeeze the juicy liquid out of it.
Add a half spoon of baking soda.
Use a toothbrush to collect the mixture and use it to brush your teeth.
Hold the juicy liquid in your mouth for about five minutes so that it will soften the affected areas of your teeth.
Spit it out from your mouth and use clean water to rinse your mouth.
Use normal toothpaste and a different toothbrush to brush your teeth.
Repeat this at least once a day for a better result.
What are the best foods that whiten the teeth?
Consuming citrus fruits like oranges can be beneficial for your health because they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Also, this citrus fruit is rich in acid that can destroy the teeth enamel and cause teeth stains. But that doesn’t mean that you should stop consuming oranges and lemons; do make sure you rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating such fruits.
Also consuming milk rich products can aid to balance the pH levels in the mouth, which helps in fighting against microorganisms that leads to teeth staining. Regular taking of crunchy vegetable and fruits like apple, carrot, celery can also help to rub the teeth and peel off the yellow coating due to the abrasive texture present in them. Quitting smoking helps in teeth whitening and also helps your heart and lungs. So, it is advisable you give up smoking in order to improve your teeth appearance.
You are advised to stay away from tobacco, black coffee, dark sauces and other related food and drinks that can change the colour of the teeth during and after this treatment. Do not overuse any of this method as it can cause permanent damage to your teeth, it is always advised to seek the services of a dentist before applying this very method. Ensure you brush your teeth each time you apply this method to ensure you get rid of the remaining liquid or particles from your mouth. The natural remedies listed above can more effective if repeated severally. Do not use more than the amount recommended on this write-up, as the natural acids present in them can cause damage in the teeth enamel on excessive usage.