How many times have you asked yourself how to whiten your teeth at home? Maybe milion times, right? One of the biggest problems facing many people is the look of their teeth.
Teeth slowly turn from white to yellow as we get older, but this natural process is often accelerated by the daily consumption of certain foods and drinks.
There are several reasons for teeth darkening, but these are the 3 most common:
Foods and Drinks: Coffee, tea and wines.
Poor dental hygiene.
If you want to have a bright smile you don’t have to pay expensive treatments to whiten teeth, instead you can make your own natural remedies.
A shining set of sparkling white teeth can make anyone appear more attractive, healthy and younger.
Many people avoid smiling in public because they are self-conscious about the poor color of their teeth.
You’ll only need two ingredients and only 5 minutes to prepare and apply on your teeth.
The results are amazing!
You’ll only need a couple of minutes and 2 cheap ingredients: Strawberries and baking soda.
1. Crush the strawberry to a pulp-y consistency
2. Add in baking soda
3. Keep mixing until it is blended completely with the strawberry pulp.
4. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth
5. Leave on for 3-5 minutes
6. Rinse and brush thoroughly with toothpaste
7. Floss out any stray strawberry seeds
Best thing with this remedy is that it can be used just like regular toothpaste. It’s best to apply this treatment only once a week – the acid can damage the enamel on your teeth if you overdo it. So, get your teeth white the natural way, and it will also save you money.
See also: 5 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home
Why this works?
Strawberries contain malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration on your teeth. Baking soda is a weak base that is amphoteric, which means it can react with acids and bases. This quality makes it perfect for neutralizing acids produced by bacteria in plaque, which could potentially destroy tooth enamel if left unchecked. Baking soda is also a mild abrasive, and that’s why it’s so effective for removing surface stains from your teeth. Next time your teeth need a pick-me-up, give this easy DIY treatment a try.
If you still are not sure how to prepare this remedy, take a look at the video below and see how to whiten teeth in only 5 minutes: