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Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

Keeping teeth shiny and bright can be a tough task. People spend millions of dollars a year whitening teeth with special products or at the dentist. There are many ways you can keep your teeth shiny and even brighter at home.

Brush Your Teeth With Baking Soda

Mix water with your baking soda each day as you brush and you’ll notice a steady change in teeth as they whiten over time scrubbing away those tough yellow stains. Baking soda is one of those magical products that does many different things. It has natural whitening properties making it a popular way to naturally whiten teeth. Stains on teeth are often magically erased by baking soda.

Rinse With Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is known for killing bacteria. Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide helps kill the bacteria in your mouth and naturally bleaches the teeth at the same time. It’s best used mixing with baking soda to actually brush, but you can easily rinse it in your mouth before brushing to make a difference in the color of teeth. Make sure you are using hydrogen peroxide with lower than a 3% solution so gums do not become irritated.

Oil Pulling

Many people choose coconut or sunflower oil to do oil pulling. Swishing oil in the mouth helps kill bacteria and removes toxins. Oil pulling is done by using one tablespoon of your choose of oil in your mouth for up to 20 minutes. You push and pull the oil through your teeth. Oil will not erode the enamel on your teeth like many other products.

Brush With Charcoal

This doesn’t mean brushing with the same stuff you put on the barbecue grill last night. The type of charcoal to brush with is activated charcoal powder. This type of powder absorbs the bacteria in your mouth helping to whiten teeth. Charcoal will often stain clothing so be careful when using it. Mix it with your toothpaste and water for best results.

Brush With Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is an age old way many people naturally highlighted their hair. Lemon juice is high in citric acid making it naturally a way to bleach away stains. The only problem with lemon juice is that using it too much can erode your teeth over time and irritate gums. Use it sparingly by mixing with baking soda and/or toothpaste and water. Make sure all of the lemon juice is off teeth after brushing so it does not eat away at the enamel.

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