Face it: at some point, we all want whiter teeth. There are plenty of products that promise they can brighten up your smile, but many methods can break your bank. Here are a few (cheaper!) methods that have worked for people, and they may be sitting around your house right now!
Apple Cider Vinegar
After your regular tooth brushing regimen, dip your toothbrush into apple cider vinegar and brush once again for two minutes. Limit this technique to only once a week.
Green, leafy vegetables have mineral compounds that create a protective film over your teeth to keep them from staining.
After eating, grab some water and swish it around your mouth for about 30 seconds. The rinse will get rid of the food that can possibly stain your teeth.
Create your own whitening toothpaste by adding half teaspoon of baking soda with half teaspoon of salt. If you can’t stand the taste, you can also add a peppermint flavored essential oil to make the concoction more tolerable.
Get yourself a few strawberries, mash them up, rub the paste on your teeth and let it sit for five minutes. Try not to do this too often, as the malic acid in the strawberries can weaken tooth enamel.
Th fatty acids in coconut oil, when paired with saliva, get broken down and produce an oxygen molecule that becomes helpful with whitening teeth.
A new technique for many people is mixing charcoal with a little bit of water and then carefully rubbing it on their teeth. Let it sit for two minutes and then rinse until there is no charcoal left.
A more common method used by many is mixing hydrogen peroxide with baking soda. You can also used your toothpaste mixed with hydrogen peroxide as well if you don’t have any baking soda around.
Don’t throw away that banana peel! Rub the inside along your teeth for two minutes and in five or so days you should notice a difference with your smile.
Fruits And Veggies
Instead of reaching for the donuts, instead snack on foods that increase saliva production such as celery, apples, and pears, which will help fight bacteria in your mouth.