Have you noticed that smiles have gotten whiter and whiter? No matter how white you want your teeth, there are plenty of natural teeth-whitening home remedies for a beautiful smile.
There are things you can do to avoid stains and embarrassing discoloration and fortunately, these natural teeth whitening home remedies solutions don’t require expensive bleaching trays, dentist visits, or unknown chemical solutions. All you need is probably in your kitchen right now, it is funny how the solutions are simpler than what we imagine, try the following ideas for a perfect homemade smile:
1. Eat Strawberries
The astringent found in strawberries helps remove surface stains, while vitamin C washes away plaque. Mashing a few strawberries and brushing with the mixture once or twice a week can have positive results, or make sure you chew really well. Strawberries can also help whiten teeth, they contain the enzyme malic acid and vitamin C.
2. Floss Your Teeth
Flossing is more important than brushing, it can easily remove staining materials from between your teeth, helping them look whiter.
3. Baking Soda and Lemon
The chemical reaction of baking soda with the citrus of lemon juice has a smile-brightening effect. Brush with this solution up to once per week.
4. Eat Crunchy Fruits and Veggies
Crunchy fruits and vegetables act like natural toothbrushes, just chewing them removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth and they also help scrub away surface stains, plus the acid in fruits and vegetables actually keep teeth whiter.
5. Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide prevents growth of bacteria, can help prevent infections, and prevents bad breath that can result from bacteria.
6. Use a Straw
There are many drinks that can cause damage to tooth enamel including coffee, tea, soda, and wine; whenever you can, use a straw to reduce direct exposure to teeth, its not common to drink wine or coffee through a straw, just make sure to brush after drinking these beverages as soon as possible.
Edited 8/10/14 SCD