If you currently don’t have the possibility to a chair-side whitening, some home alternatives can also help you get a bright white smile. In this article, we will introduce some of these!
The most important thing is that proper oral care habits are essential in all cases, teeth whitening can only be the last step in this ritual.
What can cause tooth discolouration?
- Eating habits: black tea, coffee, red wine and other foods with a lot of dye can colour the tooth enamel.
- Ageing: a natural part of the aging process is that our teeth lose their whiteness.
- Other: substances in medicines and smoking also can affect the whiteness of our teeth.
Home alternatives for whiter teeth
Coconut oil and turmeric
Soak your toothbrush in a mixture of turmeric and coconut oil (in a teaspoon), then massage your teeth and gums. Finally, rinse with water. In addition to its teeth whitening effect, turmeric has other positive features like its antiviral and antibacterial effect.
We can spray the baking soda on our toothbrush and then brush our teeth in the “traditional” way, gently rubbing our teeth with a toothbrush.
Alternatively, you can make a mixture of baking soda and water. After that soak your toothbrush for a few hours. Brush your teeth with the toothbrush thus prepared.
Although baking soda whitens teeth nicely, use it occasionally because the friction of the soda grains can damage the tooth enamel.
You can also rub the surface of your tooth with freshly squeezed lemon juice using your fingers. The acids in lemon have a teeth whitening effect. However, this method is also not recommended for frequent use because citric acid can also cause tooth erosion and tooth sensitivity.
Fresh, preferably less ripe strawberries are also suitable for cleaning teeth. Simply rub the teeth with strawberries to achieve the desired effect. In this case, too, use it only occasionally as strawberries also contain acids that are harmful to tooth enamel.
Whitening toothpaste and mouthwash
Toothpaste that contains mild chemicals helps remove stains on the tooth surface, making our teeth whiter. Whitening mouthwashes provide fresh breath and help prevent gum diseases, although their whitening effect becomes apparent relatively later, as the fluid contacts the teeth only for a short time.
Teeth whitening strip
The teeth whitening strip can be easily glued to our teeth, even a sticker and regular use also helps in surface treatment, removes discolouration, and also provides fresh breath. The result will be visible in a few days.
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