5 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home


If you scroll down your Instagram, you’re bound to see different teeth whitening ads. While so many of these products can give great results, they can get pricey and aren’t necessarily in everyone’s budget. Since we all want a beautiful, white smile, Here are some simple ways to whiten your teeth at home. These don’t involve any harsh chemicals or light treatment, and will save you some money. Keep on reading for all of the details.

BAKING SODA


This old-school teeth whitening trick really gets the job done. Mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with water to create a paste-like substance. Apply it on your toothbrush and brush as usual. It’s best to do this before brushing your teeth with toothpaste because the aftertaste isn’t exactly great. It’s a good idea for you to buy a second toothbrush for this part of your routine.

OIL-PULLING


The oil-pulling trend came on the scene a few years ago, but it’s a much older practice. If you have 20 minutes to spare, then this is a great method for you to try. Take a tablespoon of organic coconut oil, and swish it around your mouth for 20 minutes, and then proceed to brush your teeth as usual. It seems like a lot, but you can break it up into two 10 minute sessions. This method is also said to help with your overall oral hygiene.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR


By now you all likely know that apple cider vinegar has loads of health benefits. However, one thing you probably didn’t already know about ACV is that it can help remove stubborn stains from your teeth (I guess just like when its used for cleaning). I know this doesn’t have the best taste, but if you’re suffering from some serious tea/coffee stains, it may be best to try. Rub some ACV directly onto your teeth, and then brush as usual. Don’t do this too often though, as it can break down the enamel of your teeth over time.

CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE


A lot of people are hesitant about this one, but it’s said to work very well and its one of my favourites. The hesitation is understandable since you are literally rubbing a black paste onto your teeth.  On the other hand, natural activated charcoal can help remove stains by absorbing dirt and impurities on a deeper level. However, because it’s a natural ingredient, it’s less harsh than bleaching or traditional teeth whitening.

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