Whitening Your Teeth Using Natural Ingredients: Currently, the cost of whitening your teeth stands at an average of Ksh2000 per tooth, an amount the average Kenyan cannot afford. However, owning an award winning smile shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, because all you need are a few simple ingredients that can be found in your kitchen.

How to Whiten Your Teeth Using 3 Natural Ingredients
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Turmeric

Organic turmeric powder is not just good at whitening your teeth, but it is great at preventing gum inflammation and periodontitis. Wet your toothbrush and dip it into a teaspoonful of turmeric. Brush your teeth as you normally would. Your mouth will stain yellow, and it may take some time to get used to the earthy taste. After brushing, rinse it out thoroughly and brush with your regular toothpaste.

Why it works

Unlike other teeth whitening methods, turmeric does not damage the enamel. It is not abrasive, and neither does it have an acidic PH. Results are noticeable after using it twice a day for one week.

Activated charcoal

Yes, this black substance will taint your mouth black, and for a minute or two you will panic, thinking that you have been tricked into permanently staining your mouth. However, after brushing your teeth you will realize your smile is noticeably brighter.

Why it works

Activated charcoal is highly porous and has the tendency of binding itself to substances such as tannins that stain teeth. Activated charcoal has been shown to help the mouth maintain a healthy PH, which in turn keeps harmful bacteria and cavities at bay.

Oil Pulling

This method entails swishing a natural oil in your mouth for a few minutes. What happens is that the oil pulls out all of the bacteria from your mouth, leaving your teeth cleaner, healthier and most importantly, whiter. Oils that are recommended are coconut, olive and sesame oil.

 

Why it works

The oil will pull out any teeth staining agents which will be removed once you spit the oil out.
In addition to these whitening methods, you want to stop or at least reduce your intake of soda, coffee, tea and cigarettes.

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