Many people want whiter teeth without the cost of Dental Whitening, and although profession Dental Whitening will always get you the best results, there are ways to whiten your teeth naturally from home.
Activated Charcoal – The thought of brushing your teeth with a black substance is terrifying! However, charcoal is proven to be a natural stain remover. At first, you may think you’ve been part of a cruel prank that will stain your teeth even more, but this works because activated charcoal is a highly absorbent porous substance that binds to things like tannin’s that stain teeth and leave them yellow or brown. How Does It Work? Simply dip your toothbrush into some powdered charcoal and brush as normal. Another way that will produce results more quickly is to mix a teaspoon of charcoal powder into some water and swish with it for a few minutes. Then, spit the water and leave the remaining charcoal in the mouth for a few minutes so that it has time to bind to stains. (Please be aware that the charcoal should be Activated Charcoal from a food/health store – NOT the charcoal you put onto your BBQ!
Oil Pulling – The basic concept here is swishing oil (like sesame or coconut) in the mouth for 20 minutes to help remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth. Coconut oil has been proven effective against the streptococcus mutans bacteria that contributes to cavities and gum disease. Oil pulling on a regular basis should make your teeth smooth and shiny and reduce levels of plaque. What Should You Do? Swish with a small amount of coconut oil for 20 minutes a day, preferably first thing in the morning before eating.
Tumeric – Another counter-intuitive remedy that actually works. Turmeric is known for staining things yellow (including cloth, skin and other surfaces) and it has even been used as a dye for cloth in the past. It isn’t the first thing you’d think of for whitening teeth, but it works surprisingly well.
These are all proven ways to whiten teeth naturally by removing stains, however, if you want that dazzling white smile, your best bet is to opt for Dental Home Whitening that can lift your colour by several shades within 2 weeks!!Back to Blog
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