Five Popular Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth

Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth

Shiny white teeth are a dream of both women and men. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Thanks to the Hollywood smile 😁, not only mouths but also wallets 😰 are widely opened in dentists offices.

But if you can’t afford whitening procedures that cost hundreds of euros – no problem.

While professional teeth whitening treatments are considered the most effective, there are several home remedies that people have used to whiten their teeth.

Keep in mind, however, that the effectiveness of these remedies can vary based on individual factors, and they may not produce dramatic results like professional treatments. It’s always best to consult with a dentist before trying any home remedies to ensure that they’re safe and appropriate for you.❗

Here are five popular home remedies to whiten teeth:πŸ‘

βœ… 1. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Paste

How to use: Mix a small amount of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Brush your teeth with this mixture gently, then rinse thoroughly.

Why it might work: Baking soda is mildly abrasive, which can help remove surface stains. Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent that can lighten the color of teeth.

⚫Strawberries and Baking Soda

How to use: Mash a ripe strawberry and mix it with a pinch of baking soda. Apply this mixture to your teeth using a toothbrush or your fingers, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse and brush your teeth.

Why it might work: Strawberries contain malic acid, which some believe can help remove surface stains. Baking soda adds mild abrasiveness to this mix.

⚫Baking Soda

This is an old way of teeth whitening. The grandmothers poured food soda on a piece of gauze folded several times and wiped the surface of the teeth with it. Soda whitens well, but can also cause unwanted effects. Tooth enamel thins, teeth become less strong and more sensitive. In addition, soda has a negative effect on the gums, they can start bleeding.

If desired, you can apply a little soda on the toothpaste. However, even if your teeth are healthy, do not use this whitening method more than once a week.

βœ… 2. Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil

How to use: Swish a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Spit it out, then brush your teeth as usual.

Why it might work: Oil pulling is believed to remove bacteria and reduce inflammation, leading to healthier gums and a whiter smile.

βœ… 3. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil perfectly whitens teeth, removes tartar and does not damage enamel and gums at all. And it is also a natural antiseptic that prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.

Initially, you need to clean your teeth with a regular paste. Then apply 2-3 drops of oil on the brush and apply evenly on the surface of the teeth, then rinse your mouth thoroughly.

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Dilute 5 drops of 100% tea tree oil in half a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it every day after brushing your teeth, you’ll see whiter teeth naturally in just a few weeks. 😁😁😁

βœ… 4. Activated Charcoal 😬

How to use: Wet your toothbrush, dip it into powdered activated charcoal, and brush your teeth gently. Rinse thoroughly.

Why it might work: Activated charcoal can bind to compounds that stain teeth, such as coffee or wine, potentially reducing their appearance.

For the bleaching procedure, the activated carbon must be ground to a powder. They can be used alone or added to toothpaste.

After applying the mass on the toothbrush, brush your teeth thoroughly.

With activated charcoal, you are unlikely to whiten your teeth right away, but after a month or two, the results will become noticeable.

It is enough to use this method 2-3 times a month.

βœ… 5. Lemon πŸ‹πŸ˜‹

Lemon not only helps fight pigment spots, but also perfectly whitens teeth. All you have to do is rub the enamel with a slice of pitted lemon and then rinse your mouth thoroughly to wash off the ascorbic acid. It is also possible to add lemon juice to toothpaste – then the teeth will become brighter and the gums will not bleed. To remove plaque from the interdental spaces, it is necessary to chew the lemon for a few minutes together with the bread crust.

Whiten your teeth with lemon should not be done more than once a week, especially if your enamel is sensitive.


**Note**: Overuse of any of these remedies, especially those that are abrasive or acidic, can damage your tooth enamel or increase tooth sensitivity. It’s essential to use them in moderation and always consult with a dentist about any concerns or before starting a new remedy.❗❗❗

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