Home Remedy Solutions for Natural Tooth Whitening
What if you can’t drop hundreds on professional teeth whitening? Here are some common home remedies that might help:
Activated charcoal is an absorbing product used to trap toxins inside the body, it can help whiten your teeth by binding to things like tannins that stain teeth and leave them yellow or brown. To whiten your teeth naturally with charcoal, wet a toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal. Brush teeth as normal, paying special attention to areas showing the most staining. Sip a bit of water, swish through mouth thoroughly and spit. Rinse well, until spit is clear. For best results, brush your teeth with activated charcoal two to three times per…show more content… It’s also capable of providing natural protection against gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.
This inexpensive home remedy works because it's a mild abrasive and scrubs away stains instead of bleaching them out. But Stanton notes that using this too often can wear down the enamel of your teeth. Some people report success in using a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. However, Nock advises using a toothpaste that includes those ingredients so you know you’re getting the right mix of chemicals to safeguard dental health
For another way to use this product, mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda in order to make a paste that helps remove more plaque from teeth. A review published in the Journal of Dentistry found that “results from the five controlled clinical studies on over 270 subjects consistently demonstrate that Arm & Hammer baking soda dentifrices enhanced plaque removal effectiveness of tooth brushing to a significantly greater extent than the non-baking soda dentifrice products.” (5) Results from measurements of patients’ tooth surfaces (such as facial, lingual, proximal and gingival surfaces) also demonstrated statistically greater reductions in mean plaque scores when using baking soda compared to when using baking soda-free products.
To use these products safely to whiten your teeth, brush your teeth as usual first, making sure to reach the back of the teeth too. Baking soda is a gritty substance like