Whiten and Strengthen Your Teeth Naturally
My teeth are strong. Since I was a kid, my parents focused on a combination of natural and other products for our teeth. So I attribute it to that and genetics. Here are some ways you can keep your teeth stronger and whiter with some products you may already have in your kitchen.
Apples for everything tooth related! I eat one or two apples a day. They are rich in fibre and help scrub your teeth, gums, and tongue. The skin is highest in fibre, and as you chew, it helps remove stains and fights plaque. Apples can also freshen breath.
Whiten your smile with pure baking soda. I mentioned this in another post. Sprinkle some on your toothbrush once a week and gently brush. You’ll start noticing a difference after a few times. Don’t use it more than this, even if you want whiter teeth faster because too much baking soda can wear away the enamel on your teeth.
Coconut Oil Paste
If you’ve read my other natural product posts, you know how I feel about coconut oil so no surprise it’s in this post! Coconut oil has fatty acids that break down into enzymes that whiten teeth when they come in contact with your saliva. To make the paste:
Heat up a cup of coconut oil until it becomes liquid. Mix in two teaspoons of baking soda.
Optional: Mix five to 10 drops of natural spearmint essential oil into it. Spearmint has benefits for healthier gums.
Brush it onto your teeth for five minutes and rinse it out.
Strawberries contain an acid which dissolves stains on teeth from things like coffee, tea, and red wine. To make the paste:
Mash two strawberries with a fork, and add a teaspoon of baking soda.
Brush it onto your teeth for five minutes and then rinse.
Like baking soda, when used too often, the acid in the paste can cause teeth to erode so use it only once or twice a week.
Do you have any natural product recommendations for teeth?