I have always used those over the counter teeth whitening systems but my teeth started to get amazingly sensitive, that I had to stop. And don’t get me started on the price, some of them run close to $50 for a weeks supply. So I decided to look through the Internet to find ways to whiten my teeth naturally, without harsh chemicals and without going broke.
Here is a list of things I found and want to try:
1.) 1 ripe crushed Strawberry combined with 1/2 tsp Baking soda – Brush onto your teeth and leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove. Rinse well.
2.) 1 tsp Baking soda combined with a dash of salt and a few drops of vinegar – Brush with your toothbrush.
3.) Combine hydrogen peroxide with a heaping teaspoon full of baking soda – Make a paste and brush thoroughly.
4.) Rub the inside of an orange peel on your teeth.
5.) Make a paste of ground, dried bay leaves and dried orange peels (you may need to add some water). Use this as a whitener in between brushing teeth.
6.) Burn a piece of toast, then scrape off the black layer of the toast (it is charcoal) and mix that with your toothpaste. Brush your teeth with this at night before you go to bed.
7.) Mix equal parts of lemon juice and salt – Brush with your toothbrush.
8.) Mix mustard oil and salt to make a paste – Brush with your toothbrush.
Our everyday practices are what cause our teeth to become yellowed or stained. So make sure and brush your teeth daily, after every meal is great but if thet’s not possible, try to make sure you do it twice a day. The second thing to always do is floss, this keeps food from sticking around your mouth too long and causing plaque build up. Another way to help keep the stains away is to give up coffee, black tea and red wine, these are the biggest culprits in teeth stains. Another important thing you can do for your teeth is to stop smoking, not only will your teeth thank you, but your body will thank you. And most important make sure and go to your dentist every six months.