8 Natural Ways to Make Your Teeth Whiter at Home

The reasons why teeth lose their natural whiteness can be various, which should be examined by a dental provider.
The provider will make a tooth color analysis to find the reasons for
the darkness of your teeth and recommend you a tooth-whitening regimen
that is tailored to your needs. 


 

There are two categories of whitening treatment supervised by a dental provider:

– In-office treatment using higher bleaching concentrations or,

–Repeated use of teeth enfolding trays at home

People spend billions of dollars on whitening their teeth because
many of these procedures are quite expensive due to their requested
repeating. However, people should know that their houses are full of
products that can help them to do it without paying so much. 

 

Some Teeth Whitening Hacks That Can be Easily Repeated at Home:

  1. Ginger and salt

Ingredients needed: ginger, salt, and lemon

Directions: By using a grater grind a small piece of ginger, then
take 1/4 teaspoon of salt and add it to the ginger. Add lemon juice
into the mixture, and mix well again. This mixture should be applied
with a toothbrush.

  1. Kaolin clay

Ingredients: kaolin clay

Directions: Apply kaolin clay on your teeth and brush them gently
with a toothbrush, without using much pressure and then rinse your
mouth with clean water.

  1. Epsom salt

Ingredients: Epsom salt, water

Directions: Mix water and Epson salt
in equal parts, stirring the salt until is completely dissolved. You
can apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush or gargle with it
and then rinse your mouth with clean water.

  1. Neem leaves

Ingredients: neem leaves, water

Directions: Put the neem leaves in a pot of water and bring it to
boil. Then strain it so that the liquid is clean. After cooling the
resulting solution, you can gargle it.

  1. Peppermint leaves and coconut oil

Ingredients: peppermint leaves, coconut oil

Directions: In the coconut oil add ground peppermint leaves. Mix
them well and apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush. Use
only 3-5 leaves, it is more than enough.

  1. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda

Ingredients: hydrogen peroxide, baking soda

Directions: Prepare a mixture of baking soda with hydrogen
peroxide in a ratio of 1:2. Stir the mixture until a paste is formed.
When the mixture is ready, gently brush your teeth with it and then
rinse your mouth with a large amount of water.

  1. Cocoa powder

Ingredients: cocoa powder and water or coconut oil.

Directions: Prepare a mixture of cocoa powder with coconut oil or water. When the paste is formed brush your teeth as usual with this mixture.

  1. Vinegar and baking soda

Ingredients: baking soda, apple cider vinegar

Directions: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of
apple cider vinegar. Stir both ingredients until they form a homogeneous
mixture. With the resulting paste brush your teeth and rinse your mouth
with plenty of water. 

 

Warnings for Natural Teeth-whitening

While there are some side effects from teeth whitening, whitening
treatments are safe to use as long as you follow the product’s
directions.

  1. a) These natural remedies should be used carefully

These methods should be used 2-3 times a week for several weeks and
take breaks. For those who start feeling pain or suffer from the
sensitivity of their teeth and that rapidly increases, immediately stop
the procedure.

  1. b) Be mindful of home remedies

A variety of do-it-yourself teeth-whitening options appear on the
internet, and they avoid chemicals, however, current studies show that
natural ingredients — such as strawberries, charcoal, and coconut oil — are good in removing superficial stains but do not change tooth color.

  1. c) Refrain from high-colored foods and drinks

Whitened teeth can be maintained, so be careful with coffee, as it is
the worst culprit for teeth staining. Also, avoid drinks such as sodas
or sports drinks rich in color immediately after whitening, as well as
highly acidic foods, oranges, and strawberries. The experts explain that
it takes time for saliva to create a natural protective coat around
tooth surfaces after teeth-whitening.

  1. d) Consult a dentist if you suffer from tooth sensitivity

If individuals suffer from tooth sensitivity it is important to talk
with a dental professional first. Most dentists will initiate a
de-sensitivity regimen two weeks before applying whitening options. 

 

When Not to Whiten

Pregnant women or nursing mothers should postpone teeth whitening if they want to be on the safe side.

Porcelain or composite dental crowns and fillings shouldn’t be
whitened. So, your solution, if you change the color of the teeth around
them, might be with an uneven smile or to replace old fillings and
crowns.

Sources:

www.healthline.com

news.llu.edu

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