4 Best Natural Teeth Whitening Options that Work

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4 Best Natural Teeth Whitening Options that Work

As we age, our teeth naturally become yellow due to wearing away of the enamel revealing dentine within the tooth which is yellow in colour. The other things which cause the teeth to change colour are drinking too much coffee, tea, and red wine as well as smoking. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to whiten the teeth for a brighter smile without having to resort to pricey dental treatments.

Opting for a DIY teeth whitening can give you a whiter smile and remove stubborn stains with ease. There are a variety of methods available making it easy to find one that works for you and your lifestyle. Whitening toothpaste can be used but they contain mild abrasives, or you can use a tray-based teeth whitener, which uses a mouth guard and a gel-based whitening solution.

Here are some natural teeth whitening options that you can use

  • Activated Charcoal Powder

Using charcoal as a teeth whitener sounds counterintuitive, but it is one of the proven methods of whitening the teeth naturally. It is an age-old material often used in hospitals for food poisoning. However, it gained recognition in the 20th century for teeth whitening. Activated charcoal powder for teeth is a highly absorbent substance that binds with stains and removes them. It also raises the pH of the mouth, which can help protect teeth from cavities. Always use a food grade activated charcoal made from coconut or bamboo.

  • Turmeric

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This is another counterintuitive remedy that works. You must be thinking that turmeric is known to stain things yellow. Then, how could it whiten the teeth?  It works surprisingly well. Take high-quality pure turmeric powder for this. Wet your toothbrush and dip it in powder (though the bristles will turn yellow) and brush the teeth as you usually do spreading turmeric on your gums and teeth. Let it sit on for at least 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Brush teeth with regular toothpaste. Turmeric has anti-bacterial properties so it will save you from cavities as well.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
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Apple cider vinegar is an age-old disinfectant and natural cleaning product. Acetic acid is the active ingredient which is useful in killing bacteria and whitening the teeth. Use it twice a week, diluting with water and swish around the mouth for several minutes and rinse mouth with plain water.

  • Oil Pulling

Another oddly controversial teeth whitener is oil pulling where coconut oil or sesame oil is used. Put a spoonful of oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for approximately 20 minutes to help remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth and whiten the teeth or you can add a few drops to your toothbrush and brush it on. Coconut oil is high in lauric acid which reduces inflammation and kills bacteria. It is a natural, safe and side-effect free therapy to maintain oral hygiene.

Those mentioned above are some of the natural methods to whiten the teeth and if you want to try the activated charcoal method, then buy a 100% natural teeth whitening kit reading all the labels to ensure that natural ingredients are used in manufacturing. You can buy 100% organic activated charcoal from Active Smile.

Hannah Murray

Hannah is a freelance travel and fashion writer who prides herself in finding the perfect tours and operators to make your journey as authentic and memorable as possible.

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