Every year that you get older, your teeth begin to change colour to an unflattering yellow colour. Unless you’ve been living in a cave though, you will have noticed older celebrities, newscasters and even possibly your friends who seem to have improbably white teeth – permanently!
They were not born this way, and are probably using expensive dentistry kits with teeth bleaching products. However that is not the only solution : Here we reveal the top, all natural methods to whiten your teeth and give you a dazzling, pearly white smile
Oil Pulling Deep Cleaning For Healthy Mouth, Teeth And Gums
This will sound absolutely crazy – but did you know that if you rinse your mouth daily with about 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil, you will get better oral health, healthier gums and eventually, whiter teeth?
Oil pulling works because natural lauric acid found in Cocunut Oil attacks bacteria in your mouth – cleansing your gums, mouth and teeth of the harmful bacteria that lead to plaque and teeth yellowing.
Here’s what you do : Take 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil and just put it in your mouth. Using your tongue and mouth, push the oil all around your mouth, gums and teeth rather like if you were rinsing with a mouthwash. For the oil pulling technique to work properly, you need to swish around for about 15 minutes.
Following on from using the oil pulling technique, brush and floss your teeth as normal.
After a week or two, you will notice your mouth feels fresher and healthier as the bacteria is cleared out. Your teeth will then start to look naturally whiter – not ridiculously white like with some teeth bleaching kits – but a natural, healthy shade a colour lighter than your current one.
Charcoal Deep Cleansing For Super White Teeth!
If you thought oil pulling was bizarre, wait until you see this! Adding charcoal to your teeth – yes, that black stuff you find after a good fire – has been proven to deep cleanse stains and whiten your teeth substantially.
How charcoal deep cleansing works:
Even though the charcoal initially makes your mouth look black, like something out of a horror movie, when you wash it off you will find the charcoal sticks to bacteria and stains and pulls them out of your mouth. Even more than oil pulling, your teeth will feel very smooth and polished afterwards, and your mouth clean and fresh. You just need to be able to accept the initial shock of a totally black mouth!
You can buy activated charcoal online, or in most health stores – it comes in powder or capsule form. Simply dip a wet toothbrush in the charcoal powder, and brush your teeth softly and gently for about 2-3 minutes. Swill with water and spit out – be careful of the sink – this stuff is very dark and can make a great deal of mess!
Baking Soda And Lemon Juice Teeth Whitening
Baking soda (or sodium bicorbonate) is a very alkaline product that naturally restores a PH balance to your mouth (especially if you eat a lot of acidic foods!). It is also moderately abrasive meaning it naturally sticks to stains, discolouration and bacteria around your teeth and removes them once swilled around the mouth.
When you mix with lemon juice (naturally acidic and very similar to the commercially available teeth bleaching kits), you can see that you have the perfect toothpaste that both deep cleanses, removes stains and bleaches your teeth – all at the same time!
Here’s how you do it : Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with the lemon juice. Add the lemon juice sparingly to begin – and mix it together. After enough is added, you will notice that the mixture eventually forms a convenient paste (rather like the toothpaste you can buy from the shops!)
Simply dip your toothbrush in the resulting paste, and brush your teeth as normal for about 2-3 minutes. You’ll notice afterwards how clean your teeth feels, and your mouth will feel much fresher than normal. These home teeth whitening remedies and much more powerful and affective than the dental bleaching kits you’ll have to pay a lot of money for online!