Have you ever noticed how white the teeth of celebs, politicians, actors and actresses are? Was there a time that you stopped and thought about how you can achieve teeth as white as theirs?
We call our teeth pearly whites, but lately, if you take a look around, more and more people are sporting less than white to yellow teeth. This is due to various reasons, like genetics, lifestyle factors, aging and colored beverages. Lucky for you, there plenty of ways on how you can whiten your teeth. Here are some of them:
Apply a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to teeth.
Hydrogen peroxide is considered to be a great gum and teeth cleaner because of its antibacterial properties. On the other hand, baking soda is effective in removing plaque. That’s why using a combination of these two is one of the best ways on how to whiten your teeth.
Strawberries contain malic acid, and vitamin C. Malic acid can remove stains on the surface of the teeth while vitamin C removes plaque. Aside from eating strawberries, you can also try mashing them up and using the strawberry mash to brush your teeth at least once to twice a week for faster results.
Use over the counter teeth whitening products.
There are plenty of teeth whitening products that are readily available in drugstores. Some of the products that you can choose from include bleaching trays, paint-on liquids, teeth whitening strips, and whitening sticks. Make sure to follow the instructions written the product packaging to a tee to ensure safe and efficient whitening process.
Consume crunchy veggies and fruits.
Aside from strawberries, crunchy fruits (celery, carrots, and apples) and vegetables (celery, cucumber) are effective whitening agents too. This is because these foods can scrub away not just surface stains but also bacteria and food particles from the teeth. In addition to that, these also contain acids that can whiten teeth.
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Try oil pulling.
Oil pulling is a traditional Indian remedy on how to whiten teeth. Many experts recommend using coconut oil for this process because of its antibacterial properties that will come useful in cleaning and protecting teeth and gums. However, you can use other organic oils too. To do oil pulling, you just need to place a spoonful of oil in your mouth and swish it around your mouth for 20 minutes.