How to whiten your teeth naturally

How to whiten your teeth naturally

Some natural remedies, when used sparingly, can help you achieve a brighter smile. As long as you remember that “natural” is not synonymous with “harmless”.

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Coffee, tea, tobacco and chocolate are enemies for the natural and healthy whiteness of our teeth. To make sure that they are aesthetically beautiful, shiny and to make them shine naturally , it is possible to resort to some natural remedies , with some warnings, however, because natural does not mean harmless .

It is in fact important to respect the enamel of the teeth, with not too aggressive substances that can also affect the gingival level.

Natural remedies require constancy , let’s not expect immediate effects, but in any case it is better to check the various solutions and find the most suitable one for your case.There are many natural remedies for whitening and of various kinds, from the most delicate to the most abrasive .

Teeth whitening with do-it-yourself remedies is not recommended in case of dental hypersensitivity and gingival retraction .

 

Sodium bicarbonate against stains

Sodium bicarbonate is a good remedy for whitening teeth naturally, but it should not be used dry on the tooth surface, otherwise it risks scratching the enamel .

The bicarbonate comes into contact with acidic substances, releasing carbon dioxide forming a foam that helps to remove any impurities and residues present on the surface of the teeth.

How to proceed? You can rinse every fortnight with a tablespoon of bicarbonate diluted in a glass of water, or mix it with other natural ingredients, such as olive oil, a few drops of lemon and essential oils including tea tree oil , lavendersage or peppermint , in order to activate an antibacterial action .

Used constantly it is effective against coffee and nicotine stains. But be careful because sodium bicarbonate acts in an abrasive way , it also alters the pH of the oral cavity to the detriment of the bacterial flora of the mouth. It is recommended to rinse your mouth thoroughly after using it.

Particular attention is paid to the use of sodium bicarbonate for all those who suffer from alterations in the acid-base balance, such as renal insufficiency, hypertension, Cushing’s or Addison’s disease or who take steroid or diuretic drugs.

 

Sage also as a decoction against halitosis

Sage leaves rubbed on the teeth immediately give a feeling of cleanliness and freshness . It is an ancient remedy, used by our grandmothers, but still effective: the active ingredients of sage help to eliminate the patina from the tooth enamel.

The sage decoction is also effective: boil some sage leaves in water for about ten minutes, let it cool and proceed to rinse.

In addition to the cleansing and whitening effect, a natural mouthwash is obtained with an antibacterial effect and with benefits also for those suffering from halitosis . The whitening effect of sage is also recognized by many toothpaste manufacturers, who have included its active ingredients in the formulation of their pastes.

Sage leaves contain important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium and potassium and essential oils for gum health.

It has an abrasive action , so it is important not to abuse it, in order not to damage the enamel and the gum collar.

 

Lemon and orange against yellow teeth

Lemon juice is rich in ascorbic acid , a substance which, in contact with oxygen, releases hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), hence the whitening effect.

This acid corrodes the enamel when used very frequently. We therefore recommend periodic rinsing, once a month, with lemon juice diluted in water or a few drops to be mixed with baking soda, creating a wet paste, to be used on the toothbrush.

Even the internal white part of the lemon peel , as well as that of the orange, rubbed on the teeth, have a whitening action, especially on the teeth of smokers.

 

Malic Acid

Some remedies for white teeth are represented by strawberries and apples, which contain malic acid . It is a typical fruit alpha-hydroxy acid, abundant in strawberries and green apples.

It is possible to create a toothpaste at home , just mix the ripe strawberry and green apple pulp with baking soda and a teaspoon of olive oil and brush your teeth with the mixture.

Proceed by making gentle, rotating movements on the teeth so as not to damage the enamel. Again, do not abuse the treatment , 1 or 2 times a week no more. Even eating the famous “apple a day” with the peel benefits the enamel of the teeth.

Against tartar and to soothe inflamed gums, an excellent habit is to add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and rinse once or twice a week , it will benefit immediately!

Charcoal

Vegetable carbon is the product of the carbonization of some woods. It can be used to deep clean your teeth a couple of times a week .

Just pour a small dose of powdered vegetable charcoal onto the moistened toothbrush, a few drops of water, to form an easy-to-use paste and rub gently on the teeth.

Eliminates stains from teeth, strengthens the gums and balances the bacterial flora of the oral cavity . Vegetable charcoal powder is available in pharmacies and herbalists.

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