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1. Use Baking Soda
Baking Soda is a natural teeth whitener and included in many kinds of toothpaste. Try mixing a quarter teaspoon of Baking Soda with water and applying this to the teeth with your toothbrush. Alternatively, add the Baking Soda to a cheap toothpaste. It will not damage your teeth in any way but will make them look gradually whiter over time. Science – Baking Soda is a natural cleaning and oxidizing agent.
2. Use Charcoal to help clean and whiten your teeth
It’s a 100% natural tooth polish made from activated coconut shell charcoal. It strengths gums, removes toxins from the mouth and absorbs bacteria and is affordable.
3. Eat strawberries
Due to the Malic acid, these can naturally whiten your teeth. Science – Malic acid is a natural cleanser.
4. Warm saltwater
It helps both whiten your teeth naturally and looks after your gums (as it is a natural antibacterial). Mix a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm kettle boiled water (cool it down) and use it as a mouthwash. Science – Salt is a natural antibacterial working by attacking bacterial cell walls.
5. Eat white foods
The whiter the foods you eat the whiter your teeth will be. Eat chicken, rice, and fish. Avoid pigmented foods such as beetroot, blueberries, carrots, and Chinese/Indian takeaway (which has lots of turmeric or food colorings). Science – white foods have no colorings. Food colorings stain teeth by binding to the tooth surface.
6. Eat apples
Apples are one of the natural teeth cleansing foods. Science – once again Malic acid is a natural cleanser.
7. Drink water or milk
You can also drink lemonade or tonic water. White wine is better than red wine. Science – Calcium in milk helps strengthen tooth enamel and structure as well as the jaw bone. Water is a natural cleanser washing away plaque.
8. Use coconut oil as a mouth rinse (oil pulling)
Use a tablespoon of coconut oil and swill in the mouth for as long as you can. The longer the better (15 mins is the ideal time). Science – This removes bacteria and helps prevent plaque and stains from sticking to teeth by lubricating them.