Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

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Teeth naturally yellow as we age. A number of things we eat and drink can contribute to the loss of a pearly white smile. Drinking a lot of coffee, red wine, and smoking can cause yellowing. Soda, tea and berries contain chromogenic agents which stain teeth. Even some types of medication taken as an adult can cause yellowing.

Everyone wants a great smile, but the cost and harmful toxins associated with whitening treatments can make you think twice. For a healthy, white smile here are some DIY remedies to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally:


2. Coconut Oil
Some people credit whiter teeth to applying coconut oil to their teeth after they brush. But for most people, whiter teeth is the results of oil pulling. Simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for 5 to 20 minutes. Or add a few drops to your tooth brush and simple brush it on. In addition to whitening benefits, coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, which is beneficial to gum health as well.
Whiten Your Teeth Naturally3. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is especially helpful in removing coffee or nicotine stains. With regular use, using ACV makes teeth appear as if they were professionally whitened. Be careful, as with all acids, ACV can remove the enamel on your teeth. After brushing with ACV, it is necessary to brush again with regular toothpaste, preferably a non-fluoride paste. At the very least, be sure to rinse your mouth out really well.
4. Activated Charcoal
There isn’t a chemical teeth whitening solution on the market that comes close to the whitening and brightening action of activated charcoal. To use charcoal for your teeth, put a little non-fluoride toothpaste on your toothbrush and dip it in some activated charcoal. Using a very small amount of water, begin to brush. Your mouth will be black due to the charcoal, but your teeth will get a good cleansing and will look whiter after just one use.
Avoiding the expense of costly whitening procedures is just one plus to trying at-home whitening tricks. You would be wise to avoid using any and all commercial brands of whitener as they contain poisons and toxins. Harmful ingredients such as sodium fluoride (a major ingredient in rat poison), propylene glycol (used in engine degreaser), sodium laurel sulfate, saccharin (a known carcinogen), and harmful, carcinogenic, petroleum-based food dyes are a few of the shocking ingredients found in whitening products and popular toothpastes.

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