Beautiful clothes, impressive and subtle make-up and a well toned body all can go waste if your teeth have stains or they look yellow, when you try to impress someone by flashing your smile. There are numerous teeth whitening products available in the market but seeing such a big range can be daunting, and of course taxing on your pocket.
On the contrary, some DIY methods at home combined with healthy eating habits can go a long way in keeping your teeth healthy and stain free. Here are some great methods to whiten your teeth by leading scientists.
How To Whiten Your Teeth For Free
Baking soda barrages your teeth with free radicals that penetrate deep into the enamel and clear the dark staining molecules from the surface of your teeth. Keep a separate brush for using baking soda, and add a dash of baking soda on the wet brush and gently brush your teeth for 2 minutes after brushing. To make this formula better, add a tiny bit of strawberry juice in baking soda.
Strawberries contain malic acid which will help in lightening stains from baking soda. If strawberry is not readily available, you can also use hydrogen peroxide. Take a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide and mix it in baking soda. It will make a frizzy paste. Mix well and apply on teeth and gums. Over use of this mix can damage the enamel of your teeth, so just use it once in a while.
Use A Straw
When sipping liquids, especially cold drinks, make it a point to use straws. When we sip directly from the glass, entire liquid passes through our teeth, staining them. Whereas when we sip through a straw, the liquid goes directly in via tongue. It will also help in maintaining brightness of recently whitened teeth.
Fruits are not only good for your hair and skin, they are essential for maintaining the beauty of your dental pearls also. The acids found in fruits, help in washing the stains from teeth. Strawberries, pears, oranges, apples are some of the teeth friendly fruits.
Once you finish the orange, lightly rub your teeth with it’s peels for gentle whitening of your teeth. Regular use will also not cause any harm. Don’t replace oranges with lemon because the acid in lemons is far stronger than oranges.
Chew Chew Chew
Chewing foods like raisins, sugar free gum or other chewy foods boosts production of saliva in the mouth. Saliva is actually a natural mouthwash because it helps in washing away the mouth and clearing stains and food particles. Just ensure to chew on healthy foods and floss your teeth regularly.
Use Electric Toothbrush
This may not be free as such but an electric toothbrush provides you a host of benefits and whiter teeth is one of them. Electric tooth brushes are so designed that they help in breaking away the stubborn stains from the surface of teeth. You can get one on discount if you purchase online or buy it during festive season when there are various schemes out on anvil to attract customers.