Teeth Whiteners – Teeth whitening is a big deal these days if you will agree with me but the way most of us go about it is all wrong.
Most of the common teeth whiteners we have now contain harsh chemicals that can bleach or erode the surface and gum of the teeth.
It is reasonable and not out of place to wish for whiter and brighter smile, but available conventional treatments can only provide a temporary solution and it often comes with adverse effect.
Continuous usage can lead to erosion of the pearly whites and can cause everlasting damage.
Am a great fan and lover of white teeth but during your teenage years and due to chocolates, antibiotics and numerous cups of coffee, you may have accumulated stains on your teeth that seems unremovable.
Thanks to research, I have discovered some natural Teeth Whiteners, there is hope for your off-white teeth.
Numerous organic ingredients have been proven both scientifically and anecdotally to make a difference when it comes to whitening of teeth and giving you a toothy and brighter smile.
Listed below are some natural ways to give your teeth a shot at getting white.
Natural Teeth Whiteners.
1. Baking soda
Initially, when I heard that people make use of baking soda as a substitute for teeth whitener and toothpaste, I assume they are out of their minds.
No offense but this is because it is abrasive and coarse, surely it is going to make the gum sore and raw but to my amazement, I realize that once saliva mixes with the baking soda, it becomes a fine paste and usage over time causes a gradual whitening of the teeth.
The method is very simple, get a glass jar, pour your baking soda into it, place it next to your bathroom sink.
Anytime you want to brush your teeth, wet the toothbrush and dip it inside the baking soda and apply gently on your teeth, once the baking soda mixes with the saliva then you can apply more pressure but not too rough, consistent using of the baking soda gives whiter teeth.
2. Activated charcoal
I for one keep activated charcoal capsules in my cabinet due to stories i have heard about them, like the ability to get rid of toxins from the body and also its potential to neutralize food poisoning.
It naturally has the ability to absorb toxic materials (for example scorpion or snake venom). Once it gets into the gastrointestinal tracts, it binds and absorbs gram negative and positive bacteria and also heavy metals, after which it passes through the intestines and it is being passed out as feces through the anus.
This toxin binding property of the activated charcoal is very good for the teeth and the gum, though looking at it rubbing activated charcoal on your teeth turns your teeth jet black.
When used repeatedly on the teeth, it helps remove stains and toxins that are responsible for teeth discoloration.
As a way of testifying, I apply activated charcoal on my teeth for ten – fifteen minutes each day and I noticed that after a week my teeth were gradually getting whiter.
3. Oil pulling
Research has shown that oil pulling has been used as a form of oral hygiene, base on this one fact it helps keep the teeth really clean.
A study that was published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research in the year 2009 has shown that when you apply oil pulling daily it lowers plaque and inflammation of the gums within a period of ten days.
Another study carried out in the previous year (2008) included participants that were asked to apply oil pulling on their teeth for ten minutes before brushing every morning for the period of two weeks showed that there was reduction in the quantity of streptococcus, “a common oral pathogen” by the end of the two weeks.
Furthermore, in the year 2011, it was shown that application of oil pulling for the period of those weeks also reduced halitosis, a scientific term for “bad breath”.
How do oil pulling works?
Though I use coconut oil but you can make use of any oil of your choice, move it around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes, when this is being done it automatically eliminates all toxins, stains on the teeth and gums, pathogenic bacteria.
The end result will be a healthier, cleaner mouth and even fresher breath and also a shiner, whiter breath.
That’s right! The same red soil we work with in art class to mold objects can also be a natural teeth whitener!!! Surprising right? It rank high on the list of natural teeth Whiteners.
The clay possesses unique properties when it comes to teeth whitening, its ability to be non-abrasive and also have a high polishing ability.
Among all the clays we have, only one is unique and that is the kaolin clay.
Research has proven that kaolin clay is a highly important polishing agent, you can use it to eliminate plaque and remove adamant stains that are giving the teeth its offensive cream color.
Brushing with clay is best carried out the same way as baking soda: dampen a toothbrush, dip it in some clay, and gently brush your teeth.
Then, when your saliva turns the clay into a thin paste, amp things up a little. Let us know how it goes!
Frequent and continuous usage definitely gives you the white teeth you have always imagined.
Give a try to any of the teeth whiteners and we at herbalpharmal will be expecting your results and comments.