If you've started noticing that your teeth aren't as white as they used to be, you want to do what you can to whiten them. There are many products and procedures you can turn to for help. However, you may be able to whiten your teeth on your own by following the advice in this article.
Make your own tooth whitening toothpaste
You can make your own tooth whitening toothpaste. Not only will this toothpaste help you to get your teeth looking whiter, but it also isn't full of chemicals the way a lot of the store bought toothpaste is. Follow the directions below to make this toothpaste.
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Coconut Oil
Directions for making toothpaste:
Take 5 teaspoons of baking soda and mix it with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients well. You want to result to be a smooth paste. Rub some of the paste in-between your fingers. If you can still feel some of the grit from the baking soda, then you want to add in a little more peroxide. You can also mix in a little bit of peppermint oil if you want to give the toothpaste a nice minty taste.
Make your own tooth whitening mouthwash
Many people don't like using mouthwash because they find it to taste a bit too "chemical-y." You can make your own mouthwash and cut out some of those chemicals. Below you can learn how to make a mouthwash that will keep your mouth clean and whiten your teeth at the same time.
- Calcium carbonate powder
- Xylitol crystals
- Lemon essential oil
Directions for making mouthwash:
You want to mix together 1 teaspoons of calcium carbonate powder and a half a teaspoon of xylitol crystals. Put in about 5 drops of the lemon essential oil and 1 cup of water. Mix the ingredients well and keep them in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. You want to use the mouthwash as you normally would, and you can double or triple the recipe to make a larger amount. Shake it before use and keep it in your refrigerator for as long as 2 weeks.
Using the homemade products above will help you whiten your teeth naturally. However, if you aren't seeing results as fast as you would like, you can go to a cosmetic dentistry clinic for further assistance with your teeth whitening.