Most people want a pearly white smile. Many people spend hundreds of dollars trying to cultivate a look of a bright white smile. Luckily, you don't have to break the bank when it comes to your oral health. You can whiten your teeth by simply doing some things at home. Here are 3 ways to naturally whiten your teeth.
1. Use Coconut Oil
There is a process called coconut oil pulling. This is when you take coconut oil and rub it on your teeth after you brush. Take about 1 teaspoon of oil and make sure it gets onto every tooth that you want whitened. Then leave the oil on your teeth for 15-20 minutes. You can swish the oil around your mouth if needed, but just don't drink any water or rinse your teeth for the desired amount of time. Once you are finished you can rinse your teeth. If you repeat this for a week or two, you might be surprised at the results.
2. Lemon and Orange Peels
Another great trick to try is using citrus peels to whiten your teeth. What you will want to do is take the peels and place them on your teeth. The acid from the citrus will work to bleach the teeth. In addition, this citrus is also good for the stomach, so you get double the benefits.
If you do choose this method it is very important that you rinse you mouth afterwards. The acid in the citrus can eat through the enamel on your teeth. If you leave the acid on for a prolonged amount of time it could damage your teeth.
3. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
This solution has been used for years to help people get whiter teeth. What you should do is take the baking soda and the hydrogen peroxide to make a simple paste. Then with your finger or toothbrush rub the solution all over the teeth. Make sure that the paste isn't too gritty. If it is it will be hard to get off your teeth. That is why you should make sure that you have plenty of hydrogen peroxide to make the paste nice and smooth. Don't leave this solution on your teeth for too long. Just a couple minutes should do.
By doing these simple things at home you can save yourself tons of money in expensive teeth whitening kits, and still get great results. Be sure to visit a dentist, such as McMillin Jeff DDS, often.