We spend more than $3 billion whitening our teeth. These procedures are quite expensive and have to be repeated again and again. But we forget that our houses are full of products that can help us have a Hollywood smile.
We at Bright Side believe that ordinary goods can create magic if we use them properly. And that is why we are ready to share some teeth whitening hacks with you that you can easily repeat at home.
1. Ginger and salt
What you need: ginger, salt, and lemon
How to use: Grind a small piece of ginger, this can be done with a grater. Take 1/4 teaspoon of salt and add it to the ginger. Cut a slice of lemon, squeeze the juice into the mixture, and mix well again. Apply it with a toothbrush.
2. Kaolin clay
What you need: kaolin clay
How to use: Just apply the kaolin clay on your teeth and brush them well with a toothbrush. Don’t use much pressure, do it gently. Then rinse your mouth with clean water.
3. Epsom salt
What you need: Epsom salt, water
How to use: Mix salt and water in equal parts. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush. You can also gargle with it and then rinse your mouth with clean water.
4. Neem leaves
What you need: neem leaves, water
How to use: Bring the neem leaves in a pot of water to boil. Strain it so that the liquid is clean. Let it cool and gargle with the resulting solution.
5. Peppermint leaves and coconut oil
What you need: peppermint leaves, coconut oil
How to use: Grind the leaves and add them to the coconut oil. Mix well and apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush. Do not use much peppermint, 3-5 leaves is more than enough.
6. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
What you need: hydrogen peroxide, baking soda
How to use: Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide in ratio of 1:2. Stir until a paste forms. Gently brush your teeth with this mixture and then rinse your mouth with a large amount of water.
7. Cocoa powder
What you need: cocoa powder and water or coconut oil.
How to use: Mix the cocoa powder with the coconut oil or water. Stir them into a paste. Brush your teeth as usual with this mixture.
8. Vinegar and baking soda
What you need: baking soda, apple cider vinegar
How to use: Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir them until they form a homogeneous mixture. Brush your teeth with the resulting paste and rinse your mouth with plenty of water.
Please, note that all these remedies should be used carefully. Use these methods 2-3 times a week for several weeks and take breaks. If you start feeling pain or the sensitivity of your teeth increases, immediately stop the procedure.
Which other ways of whitening teeth do you know about? Do you prefer to whiten your teeth at home or at the dentist’s office? Tell us in the comments.