People who have white teeth can confidently smile in public. Having a set of teeth that looks unwashed can be very embarrassing. Those with brown or yellow teeth smile less and try to conceal their teeth in photos. Your set of teeth is one of the first things people notice when you talk or smile; hence it is important to know how to keep your teeth white.
It’s important to know why our teeth get yellow or brown, as we try to whiten them. Having discolored teeth does not necessarily mean you do not brush them daily; although oral hygiene may also play a part. Genetics and your kind of food and drinks also play a part in the reasons for your discolored set of teeth.
Here are few natural ways you can whiten your teeth.
Apply baking soda and fresh lemon juice
Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with adequate fresh lemon juice, or water to form a paste. Use a paper towel to wipe any saliva off your teeth. Put a sufficient quantity of paste on your toothbrush and apply. Rinse off with water after leaving the paste for one minute to three minutes in your mouth.
Apply strawberry and salt
Mash the strawberries into a pulp and you can as well add a teaspoon of baking soda. Also add a pinch of sea salt. Wipe your teeth with a paper towel to get rid of saliva then apply a huge amount to your toothbrush and teeth. Let it remain there for about five minutes before you rinse. You should do this every night.
Wash with coconut oil
Coconut oil has lauric acid which can help to get rid of the bacteria in the plague responsible for making teeth yellow. Before you brush in the morning, you can scoop out a teaspoon or little coconut oil. Put it in your mouth and let it soften. Make sure you pull it through every part of your teeth for about ten to fifteen minutes before spitting it out. Then rinse it with water and brush your teeth.
Following all these methods will help to whiten your teeth better after some time. Don’t expect immediate results; be patient and apply them consistently, and you will begin to see changes after some time.
You got white teeth? Say cheese, otherwise, follow the steps above.