Your hair is styled to perfection, your skin is buffed, prepped and moistened for that irresistible glow, and then you flash your brilliant-watt, wait what? Yellow teeth! Mangy yellow teeth can break your image faster than a lightening bolt! Which is why we curated this teeth whitening tip using a herbal remedy for white teeth!
But, before we explore this teeth whitening tip, you need to first understand why your pearlies are not pearly any more!
Reason one, lack of oral hygiene. You need to diligently follow the brushing, flossing and gargling routine to breakdown that tartar and plaque buildup.
Other than that, smoking, genetics, medication or age can all affect the enamel of your teeth, which in turn causes it to discolour.
Natural ingredients included in this herbal remedy for white teeth are - Baking Soda and Lemon Juice. Baking soda is mildly abrasive, which helps scrub teeth, removing any discolouration. Plus, it is alkaline, which helps restore the pH balance of your teeth.
Lemon Juice, on the other hand, has citric acid, which helps breakdown the plaque buildup on teeth.
Now that you know how these natural ingredients for white teeth work, let's get down to the steps on how to whiten teeth naturally with this teeth whitening tip.
Take quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl. Crystals and acid present in baking soda can also scratch the enamel of your teeth, and create a glossy thin film that protects your teeth. So, make sure to use it sparingly and not often.
Add 5 drops of lemon juice to the baking soda and using a fork, mix it well, until you get a smooth paste. Other than teeth whitening, lemon juice also contains antibacterial properties that can kill the bacteria in your mouth, keeping your breath smelling fresh.
Alternatively, you can also add 1 strawberry pulp to the mixture (optional). A natural enzyme in strawberry called malic acid helps remove the stain on teeth, without being harsh. Stir all the ingredients together, until you get a red pulpy paste.
Rinse your mouth with plain water, wipe off any excess saliva on the front teeth using a tissue or microfiber clean cloth.
Take an old brush, coat the brush with a generous amount of the paste . Apply it liberally onto your teeth. Let the paste sit for 5 minutes. Do not leave the herbal remedy any longer than that, as it can strip your teeth of its natural protective layer and also disturb the good bacteria in your mouth.
Later, brush your teeth gently in a circular motion for 1 minute. Gargle your mouth using lukewarm water. So, apply this teeth whitening remedy, twice a week, before going to bed.
Alternative Tip - Step 1
If you are running out of time, here is another trick that can work just as well, with no down time. Take two tablespoons of coconut oil in a cup. Lauric acid present in coconut oil can rid the teeth of bacteria and remove stain
Alternative Tip - Step 2
Swish the solution in your mouth from right side to left side for a minute. Spit it out. Gargle your mouth well with lukewarm water. If you don't like the after-taste, simply chew 1 or 2 basil leaves. It will instantly make you feel fresh.
Though this teeth whitening remedy is highly effective, no two people react the same way to a given ingredient. So, make sure to test it first. In case, if you experience any discomfort, avoid using the remedy.