Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

Are you looking for natural ways to get whiter, brighter teeth? While not as effective as laser treatments, chemicals and other proven methods, there are some all-natural ways you can achieve whiter teeth.

Watch What You Eat (and Drink)

There are tons of foods and beverages that can stain your teeth and make it hard to have a white smile. The simplest and most natural way to control the level of whiteness on your teeth is to be careful about what you eat. Make sure you are getting plenty of vegetables to keep your teeth clean. Some fruits can help as well, but be careful about how much sugar they have. Any foods with sugar or carbohydrates can stain or deteriorate your teeth over time. If you eat something that is sugary or sticky, be sure to clean your teeth shortly afterwards.

You also want to avoid sodas, since they are packed with sugar. Coffee is a big culprit as well, since it can stain your teeth brown with constant consumption. That’s not to say that you can never enjoy these foods and beverages, but you do need to consume them in moderation.

Activated Charcoal

Now here’s one that may seem controversial at first. A lot of people believe that brushing with charcoal will stain your teeth. It might if you were using the same kind of charcoal that you use for barbecues, but if you use medical grade activated charcoal, then you will easily whiten your teeth. Just brush the powdered charcoal onto your teeth like you would toothpaste, then spit it out (don’t ingest) and rinse your mouth. The charcoal latches onto particles that stain your teeth and gets them out of your mouth for good. If you have a little trouble getting the black off your teeth from the charcoal, you can try swishing with coconut oil.

Turmeric

If you thought using charcoal was counter-intuitive, then just try telling people you brush your teeth with turmeric. This is a substance that is known for staining material yellow, but it’s really great at removing stains from your teeth. You only need a small amount. Just brush it onto your teeth like toothpaste, but don’t spit it out or rinse it off just yet. Instead, let it sit on your teeth for a few minutes (3-5 is good), then rinse it off. You can follow up with your regular toothpaste. If you see a little yellow colouring in your mouth after you are finished, just wash it out with soap.

These are just a few of the natural ways you can enjoy whiter teeth.