3 Cheap And Easy Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

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2. Hydrogen Peroxide

Another very cheap option is hydrogen peroxide. Commonly used to clean small wounds, this stuff is also great for removing stains on the teeth and preventing further discoloration. It is important to understand, however, that hydrogen peroxide MUST be diluted properly in order for this to be beneficial. If it is not sufficiently watered down it can actually cause more damage to the teeth.

To use hydrogen peroxide for this purpose, water it down to about 1 to 1.5 percent concentration. Anything much higher can damage your teeth and be counterproductive. Swish this around in your mouth for three to five minutes before spitting it out. Do NOT swallow it.

If you are not confident you can mix it in the proper ratios, you may want to try one of the other methods presented here.

 

3. Oil pulling

Oil pulling is a mouth cleansing method that has become somewhat fashionable lately, and it may be the most effective of all. The basic idea behind this practice is to use common oils used in cooking as a substitute for artificial mouthwashes.

Different oils are used for this, but the most beneficial of all is coconut oil. This incredible oil not only cleans and protects the teeth, it also has powerful antimicrobial properties that kill germs in the mouth and prevent all kinds of diseases.

To do this, use a tablespoon of oil and swish it back and forth in your mouth for about 20 minutes before spitting out. Be sure not to swallow it, or you’ll be swallowing all the nasty germs the oil “pulled” out from your gums and from between your teeth (hence the name). The one downside to oil pulling is the time it takes compared to other methods of whitening your teeth. But considering how beneficial it is, you may want to just suck it up and do it. It’s still a lot shorter (and a lot cheaper) than getting cavities filled. Like the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

READ ALSO: DIY Teeth Whitening Video

 

Try these methods out and give yourself a radiant white smile without hurting yourself in the long run!

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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