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How To Naturally Whiten Teeth At Home

How to naturally whiten teeth at home

Teeth can appear yellow for various reasons, but a range of strategies can slow the process and may reverse it. 

Before we dive into the recipe, it’s important to understand that while at-home remedies can be helpful, they are not a substitute for professional dental care. Regular check-ups and cleanings are essential for maintaining oral health.

 

The homemade whitening remedy:

This remedy combines some common household ingredients, known for their natural cleansing properties.

 

Ingredients:


 

  • 1 gram of fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of green tea (ground into powder)
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of toothpaste(of your choice)

 

Why these Ingredients?

Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that make your mouth tissue healthy. It is the basis for white teeth and a healthy smile. 

Lemon Juice: Its natural acidity helps in bleaching stains on the enamel.

Green Tea: Known for its antioxidant properties, green tea can help in removing surface stains.

Garlic: While an unusual choice, garlic has antibacterial properties.

Turmeric: Often used in natural remedies, turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and mild abrasive qualities.

Toothpaste: The base of any teeth-cleaning regimen.

 

Process:


 

1. Mix the Ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the green tea powder, minced garlic, turmeric, toothpaste, and lemon juice. Mix them well to form a paste.

2. Application: Apply this mixture to your toothbrush and brush your teeth gently for two minutes. Be sure to cover all areas, including hard-to-reach spots.

3. Rinse Thoroughly: After brushing, rinse your mouth well with water to remove all traces of the mixture.

 

To Note:

While this recipe can be effective for occasional use, it’s important to use it sparingly to avoid potential enamel damage from the acidic components. Always follow up with regular toothpaste brushing.

 

Also Read:- Heel with the magic of banana peels-a homemade natural remedy for clear skin.

 

Other Remedies To Try:

 

Rub banana, orange, or lemon peels:

To perform this “trick,” take a banana, orange, or lemon peel and gently rub it on your teeth. Keep rubbing it for about 2 minutes, then thoroughly wash your mouth and brush your teeth.

The peels of these fruits contain citric acid, which theoretically helps in teeth whitening. If you’re having sensitivity issues, chances are your teeth enamel is weak or has worn off. In that case, it’s not recommended to use this remedy. If you have already tried and are having trouble with your teeth, visiting your dentist should be your immediate response.

 

Take a diet rich in fruits and vegetables:

Crunchy fruits and vegetables are known to rub off plaque from your teeth while you chew them. They are not a replacement for brushing your teeth, of course, but any remedy is an excellent remedy if it gives results as expected. Plus, fruits and vegetables are known to be very useful for your overall health, that’s a win-win for you.

Two of the fruits which have been claimed to whiten your teeth are pineapple and strawberry. An enzyme named “bromelain” found in pineapple effectively removes stains and is useful in overall tooth whitening. Strawberries, on the other hand, contain malic acid, which is known to remove discoloration on your teeth and make them appear whiter.

 

Brush with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste:

Baking soda has teeth whitening properties; that’s why it’s prevalent in toothpaste commercials. It helps in rubbing off stains from the tooth surface due to its mildly abrasive nature. Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is a natural bleaching agent. It also helps in killing bacteria. People have been using hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria on wounds for many, many years now. 

What do you get if you could make a toothpaste of the two substances? A perfect tooth whitening solution! Take one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Mix both the contents, and you’ll end up with a paste. Use this paste to brush your teeth regularly. It’s not magic; you wouldn’t get super shiny teeth just after one session. Use this paste daily, and you’ll eventually start to see the difference. 

You can also make a mouthwash with the same ratio of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, plus some water. 

Both the substances are harmless, but if you’re feeling you have done something wrong, like using the wrong ingredients, see your dentist immediately.

 

Go to the dentist:

If none of those mentioned above remedies seem to work for you and your teeth are continuously becoming more and more yellowish, it might be time to let a professional handle this, a dentist in this case, of course. Veneers or dental implants might be your choice instead of teeth with poor color and health. Veneers are fragile wafers of porcelain which are permanently mounted onto your teeth. Veneers mask your teeth and display an artificial color, shape, or positioning. Veneers are not actually a “teeth whitening” solution, but they can make your smile look brighter by masking an artificial layer on your teeth. If your teeth’s health and color don’t seem to be repairable, dental implants could be the way to go. Dental implants are metal posts that are meant to hold artificial teeth replacements on them. 

 

In conclusion, while this homemade teeth whitening recipe offers a quick and easy solution, it’s essential to approach home remedies with caution and not replace them with regular dental care. Remember, a healthy smile is the best accessory, and taking care of your teeth is a crucial part of overall well-being. Enjoy your brighter smile, but don’t forget to keep up with your regular dental check-ups!

 

 

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