Don’t Have Time For A Professional Whitening Treatment? 3 Natural Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Between Visits
If your teeth are dull or yellow, you may find yourself hiding your smile. Professional whitening treatments will remove the stains that are destroying your smile. But, sometimes your busy schedule just won’t allow for a whitening session. That doesn’t mean you have to deal with yellow teeth until you can schedule another whitening treatment. Here are a few natural methods to help keep your teeth white between professional treatments.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
You’ve probably noticed that most whitening toothpastes contain hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Now you can make your own homemade whitening paste. Pour a small amount of baking soda into a glass dish and add enough hydrogen peroxide to create a soft paste.
Dip your toothbrush into this mixture and gently brush your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide and baking soda combination works to remove stains from your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide will kill the germs that may be lingering between your teeth or below the gum line.
If you’ve seen Catherine Zeta Jones, you’ve probably noticed how white her smile is. She attributes her bright smile to a strawberry paste that she brushes her teeth with. According to some research, strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which is effective in removing stain-causing plaque from the surface of your teeth.
Simply mash a few ripe strawberries into a soft paste consistency. Rub the paste on your teeth and brush your teeth as usual. Because strawberries contain sugar, you should rinse your mouth with fresh water after brushing with strawberries.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurveda practice used to treat many health issues. It can also be used to whiten your teeth – as well as treating gum problems and bad breath. By swishing coconut or sesame seed oil around in your mouth for several minutes a day, you can remove germs and toxins from between your gums. It will also remove minor stains from the surface of your teeth.
- Place 1 teaspoon of coconut or sesame seed oil in your mouth.
- Swish the oil around in your mouth while using your tongue to push it between your teeth.
- Continue working the oil throughout your mouth for about 10 minutes.
- Spit the oil out into the sink and rinse your mouth well with clean water.
- Repeat the process once a day to keep your teeth clean and bright.
You want your teeth to shine. Unfortunately, you can’t always get to the dentist for professional whitening treatments. Use these natural methods to keep your teeth white between your professional treatments. To learn more about teeth whitening, contact a dental office like Willowdaile Family Dentistry.