Completely Natural Teeth Whitening Solutions

If you want to have a whiter, brighter smile, you may believe that you need a powerful chemical solution that you can only get at a drug store or from your dentist. There are actually a number of whitening solutions around that are completely natural. They might be in your home now. Here is a list of four very common and very inexpensive products to whiten your teeth.

Strawberries: Strawberries are a seasonal all-natural tooth whitener. Of course, fresh strawberries probably make the tastiest tooth whitening solution. There is malic acid in strawberries. This helps to dissolve stains on your teeth. So strawberries are a delicious, natural alternative as a natural tooth whitener.

In the summer months, make sure you enjoy strawberries on a regular basis. This will get the process started. If top results is what you’re after, you could always make a toothpaste from strawberries.

You can make this all-natural whitening paste by combining one crushed strawberry with a small amount of baking soda. Use this paste and brush your teeth once every week in order to see the results. After this treatment, brush with a fluoride toothpaste to wash away the natural acids and sugar that is found in strawberries.

Be cautious with this solution. Don’t overdo it. One time a week is good enough. If you do it more frequently, you may experience damage to the enamel on your teeth due to the acidic nature of strawberries.

Baking Soda and Salt: A combination of baking soda and salt is a very powerful abrasive cleaner. It really scrubs your tooth surfaces. This product is 100% natural, will whiten teeth, and is proven to work. You can use baking soda to add scrubbing power to a number of tooth whitening solutions, including strawberries.

Baking soda and salt is probably the most powerful and natural tooth whitening solution. Combining 6 parts baking soda with 1 part salt creates a very powerful, all-natural whitening tooth  powder.

You can apply this abrasive solution to your teeth with a spinning head toothbrush or a regular toothbrush. Just a little (one or two teaspoons) is all that is needed.

Salt is a good tooth scrubber; however, you must understand that the sodium will be absorbed by your gums. If you have been instructed to reduce salt in your diet, you should confer with your doctor before brushing your teeth with a salt solution.

As with strawberries, you should only use this type of treatment one time weekly. Otherwise, you may wear your tooth enamel down eventually. Although baking soda is quite a bit gentler than commercial tooth whiteners, it can still damage your teeth if overused for a long time.

Hydrogen Peroxide: Aside from baking soda, hydrogen peroxide is probably the most familiar natural tooth whitener. The toothpaste you use probably contains baking soda and peroxide. The reason for this is that they both work wonderfully to whiten teeth.

A little hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda and used as a toothpaste is a good addition to your tooth whitening project. It is also fine to pour a little hydrogen peroxide on your toothbrush or dip your brush in hydrogen peroxide and brush normally. When using either of these tooth whitening methods, complete your treatment using fluoride toothpaste. The reason for this is that hydrogen peroxide does whiten your teeth, but it does not freshen your breath.

Remember that if you are double brushing (one time with tooth whitener and again with fluoride toothpaste) you will want to brush quite gently. In your aim for whiter teeth, you should not be too rough on your gums.

Alternatively, you could use hydrogen peroxide mixed with two parts warm water as a rinse following your regular tooth brushing routine. Using this mouthwash does not provide scrubbing effects, but it does help keep your teeth white between whitening treatments.

Keep in mind that a little is all that is needed for a tooth whitening solution. All-natural whiteners may damage your tooth enamel in the long run, just like professional tooth whitening treatments. Keep in mind not to go overboard, and enjoy your brighter smile.

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