Want whiter teeth? It is possible to whiten your teeth at home with some easy natural remedies. The teeth whitening products you can find in stores usually contain harsh bleaching agents that can actually cause some damage to the enamel on your teeth or your gums. These easy homemade remedies are a lot safer and more affordable too.
Some foods can help you get whiter teeth. Any kind of crunchy foods can help since these foods cause you to generate more saliva. And the acidity of saliva naturally cleans your teeth and helps keep them white. Try eating an apple a day to keep your teeth clean. Apples contain malic acid, a chemical that can dissolve the stains on your teeth.
You can also clean your teeth with strawberries. You can either rub a cut strawberry on your teeth or crush strawberries into a paste and apply it on your teeth. Wait a few minutes, rinse and brush your teeth. Strawberries contain acids that can clean your teeth but they are also rich in sugar, which can be harmful if you do not brush after using this homemade remedy.
Lemon is another fruit that can be used for whiter teeth. Make a paste with some salt and a few drops of lemon juice. Brush your teeth with this paste for a few days and you will see an improvement. You need to use toothpaste afterward to keep the lemon and the salt from causing any damage to your teeth. If you easily get cavities, it is best not to use lemon juice on your teeth.
Eating raisins regularly will make your teeth whiter. This fruit increases the amount of saliva you produce, which will make your teeth whiter and prevent plaque buildup. Raisins are a good alternative if you do not like apples.
A diet rich in dairy can help. Foods such as cheese, yogurt or milk are rich in calcium and phosphorus, which strengthens your enamel. Try eating a small piece of cheese after every meal or add a glass of milk to your usual breakfast.
Avoid staining your teeth by limiting certain drinks. Coffee and tea can for instance stain your teeth. If you want to drink these beverages, use a straw (carefully!) so they do not come into contact with your teeth and brush right away. Foods rich in processed sugar should also be avoided.
Adopting an excellent hygiene routine will help keep your teeth whiter too. It may seem tedious but it really does help to brush gently and floss after every meal.
You can brush your teeth with baking soda instead of toothpaste. Baking soda will clean and bleach your teeth more efficiently than many expensive whitening toothpastes you can find in stores. You can use baking soda by mixing a small quantity with some water and a pinch of salt. Brush for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly. Baking soda can be abrasive so you should not use this remedy more than once a week.
If you like chewing gum, choose a sugar free gum that contains xylitol. This natural sweetener helps prevent plaque building up and can make your teeth whiter. It also causes you to produce more saliva which helps clean your mouth and teeth.
These different homemade remedies and tips can help you get whiter teeth without having to use harsh chemicals on your teeth. Schedule an appointment with your dentist if you want to know how you can improve your dental hygiene or if you want to have your teeth cleaned and whitened by a professional.