In this article, we look at three ways to naturally make your teeth whiter:
Oil pulling with oil such as coconut or jojoba might be a new trend to the west, but oil pulling has been used as a traditional remedy in Eastern cultures for centuries; not only to make teeth whiter and healthier but to improve overall health.
This practice is known to remove bacteria from the mouth, and particularly, in between the teeth (which is where it’s most difficult to reach via conventional brushing and flossing) and it’s this bacteria that turns into plaque and turns teeth yellow.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is a natural disinfectant with the active ingredient, acetic acid, which is what kills the bacteria within your mouth. It’s best to use this as a mouthwash a few times a week, rather than everyday, as the acetic acid could erode enamel if you use it too frequently.
People have been using hydrogen peroxide to disinfect wounds for many centuries, and when it comes to your teeth, it’s a natural bleaching agent that also kills bacteria.
Many studies have shown the efficacy of using a toothpaste containing hydrogen peroxide to create whiter teeth, yet it can also be used as a mouthwash with a 1.5 - 3% solution mixed with water.