If you are looking to whiten your teeth, but want to avoid the chemicals, at the same time, this article lists 5 options that are both natural and safe.
1-Brush with Baking Soda
Brush your teeth with baking soda. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, using a toothpaste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide considerably whitened teeth after 6 weeks. Baking soda has natural whitening properties, which is why it’s an ingredient in commercial toothpaste.
It’s a mild abrasive that helps scrub away surface stains on teeth.
Also, baking soda builds an alkaline environment in your mouth, which prevents bacteria from growing
2- Oil Pulling
Oil Pulling is an ancient and traditional Indian folk remedy indicated to improve oral hygiene and eliminate toxins from the body.
Some people corroborated that their teeth became whiter and overall healthier by applying coconut oil to their teeth after they brush, and most people love the results of oil pulling.
Using this method to whiten your teeth is simple, just put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for five to twenty minutes, or add a little bit of coconut oil to your toothbrush and brush it on.
Sadly, there are no scientific studies to prove that oil pulling whitens your teeth. yet, it’s a safe practice and definitely worth a try.
3-Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar works as a natural antibiotic and teeth/gum cleanser, it also helps to remove stubborn stains on the teeth. ACV is helpful for removing stains due to common culprits like nicotine and coffee.
How does ACV work? since it’s naturally acidic, it helps break down plaque or other substances stuck to the teeth. Also, it contains compounds, including acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes, which kill germs (dangerous bacteria) and at the same time foster the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria. In other words, the pH of apple cider vinegar can remove stains from your teeth, which helps naturally whiten your teeth.
however, it is important to consider that ACV can also soften teeth if it is excessively used. So, it is best to use it as a mouthwash only on occasion.
4- Brush After Drinking or Eating
This is definitely the best way to whiten your teeth naturally, by simply brushing your teeth with an appropriate toothpaste after eating or drinking something you will notice a difference. Of course, it takes persistence and can even be kind of difficult depending on where you are at the time of eating.
Brushing after meals and snacks will help to prevent bacteria from building up and damaging enamel.
5- Use Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural bleaching agent that kills bacteria in your mouth. It works great as a total mouth and gum cleaner and keeps the mouth free of germs.
Hydrogen Peroxide is also capable of providing natural protection against gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.