Sure toothpaste is a great solution to clean teeth and mouth, but there are also natural ingredients that do the same work. Here are some of the cheap alternatives you can use.
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#1 – Baking Soda
Baking soda is a common ingredient used in cooking. A lot of people do know that, but also works as a natural whitener for teeth. I’ve been using it whenever I see yellowish forming on my teeth. You just add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to a teaspoon of baking soda and mix until it becomes paste. Use it the same way how you put toothpaste on your toothbrush and start brushing all corners of your teeth.
It’s important that you don’t regularly use this because baking soda and hydrogen peroxide have strong compounds that can scrub enamel of teeth. Once enamel is erased it would stay that away.
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#2 – Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a cleansing agent that can remove stain, even from teeth! Its acidity works in removing any yellowish stain. To ensure you get the best result, use it at least twice a day for a month. It takes that long to see your teeth whiter, but it’s worth it. This does not mean that you replace your regular toothpaste. You still have to brush your teeth with your preferred toothpaste after using apple cider vinegar.
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#3 – Peels of Lemon or Orange
Some people use lemon peels or orange peels in whitening teeth, too. You must not throw those peels but rinse and apply on your teeth and brush along. There’s still acid in this part of the fruits that help remove stains. But doing this should still be followed by brushing teeth with regular toothpaste and rinsing the mouth with an anti-bacterial solution.
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#4 – Coconut Oil Pulling
Another effective solution that naturally whiten teeth is coconut oil pulling. You can buy a bottle of this at any drug store or grocery store. Apply a teaspoon of coconut oil all over your teeth and mouth, and then swish for several minutes. You must only do this right after brush teeth with any regular toothpaste.
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#5 – Certain Foods
You have probably heard that biting apple can also help remove stain. Yes, that’s circumstantial, and you can be lucky have white teeth if you love eating apples. The same way works with carrots and celeries. These have quite hard texture so that everytime you bite they can slide any stain down.
Strawberries also work in removing stain on teeth. Instead of eating, mash two or more strawberries, apply all over your teeth, and leave it on for some minutes before brushing them away. Some famous celebrities actually do this.
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Some common stuff can do more than just what they’re known, like these items we learned above. They are delicious foods, additional ingredient to dishes, etc., but also work as teeth whitener and stain remover. If you haven’t tried any of these, you should and see the impact after several weeks, and you can confidently smile then.
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