Everyone wants a nice, white smile, but for many people, stained teeth is what they see when they look in the mirror. However, there are numerous natural teeth whitening remedies available, that can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.
Mashing up a few strawberries and rubbing them onto the teeth is a good teeth whitening trick. Strawberries contain malic acid, which is found in teeth whitening products and which removes surface stains. It may well be one of the most flavourful options too!
Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots and celery are great for the teeth and in a way they act like a toothbrush to remove excess food and bacteria from the mouth. Eating crunchy fruits and vegetables will also help to remove stains from the teeth, helping the teeth to maintain their whiteness. Apples also contain malic acid, so they are effective in removing surface stains.
Orange Peel and Bay Leaves
A combination of orange peel and bay leaves can make a fantastic teeth whitening remedy. In a pestle and mortar, grind some orange peel with two or three bay leaves to a pulp. Rub this onto the teeth before rinsing the mouth thoroughly for a whiter and brighter smile.
Believe it or not, activated charcoal can be used as a teeth whitening solution. Mixing some charcoal powder with toothpaste and brushing twice a day can help to whiten teeth. If charcoal powder cannot be found, ashes of burnt rosemary and bread can be used instead.
Banana peels are rich in magnesium, minerals and potassium, which are effective at whitening teeth. Rub the teeth with a banana peel for two minutes before brushing with regular toothpaste for a whiter smile. This should be done two to three times per week.
Raisins help to increase the production of saliva in the mouth. Consume raisins on a daily basis to help remove dark plaque from the teeth.
Eating a piece of cheese after every meal can assist in tooth re-mineralisation, which ultimately prevents tooth decay, which helps encourage a healthier, whiter smile.
Milk and Yoghurt
Milk and yoghurt are packed with calcium and phosphorus, which help to promote re-mineralisation of tooth enamel. This ultimately results in a brighter smile.
Chocolate lovers will be delighted to know that dark chocolate is an extremely effective teeth whitener. Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which hardens and whitens the teeth's surface.
For more professional teeth whitening, contact certified dentists, such as those at Wanniassa Dental Surgery.