Friday, July 29, 2016

In our cosmetically driven world, white teeth and thick, shiny hair are priorities. Every year, Americans spend over 1.4 billion dollars for teeth whitening products. But the side effect is that teeth become very sensitive after whitening procedures. Good news is that there are natural alternative to get the desired effect.

Here are some tips on how to prepare home solutions for teeth whitening:

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste

Baking soda, or also known as Sodium Bicarbonate is slightly abrasive. With gently scrubbing you can remove the surface stains and return the whiter shade of teeth. If you eat a lot of acidic food, baking soda will help you balance the Ph, since it is alkaline. Lemon juice is natural bleach and its acidity is reduced by the baking soda. You can either use lemon juice, or only water.

You will need:

Several teaspoons of baking soda
Enough lemon juice or water to create a paste
A toothbrush

Mix the baking soda with fresh lemon juice (or water) and make a paste. Wipe your teeth with a paper towel. Let the paste sit for 1 minute and rinse afterwards. If you are using water instead of lemon juice, leave the paste for up to 3 minutes.

Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub

Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, which helps removing plaque that causes yellow teeth. Strawberries also have malic acid, an enzyme that helps removing surface stains too. The salt in the paste plays the role of an abrasive, scrubbing and removing the stains. Baking soda can be added if you prefer.

You will need:

1-3 large strawberries
A pinch of seat salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (optional)

Mash the berries and add a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda (if you like to use it). After you wipe your teeth with a paper towel, apply the mixture on teeth with a toothbrush. Leave the mixture for 5 minutes, then rinse. Do this every night.

Coconut Oil Rinse

Maybe it sounds crazy, but coconut oil rinse is a unique and old remedy that many people say is really effective. Lauric acid in coconut oil removes bacteria from teeth. It also keeps the gums healthy and keeps your breath fresh.

You will need:

About a tablespoon of coconut oil

Before you brush your teeth in the morning, scoop a tablespoon or a little less of coconut oil. Push and swish the oil through and around teeth for 10-15 minutes then spit it out, rinse with water and brush teeth.



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