Beauty DIY: 3 ways to “Whiten Your Teeth” naturally

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This article contains the best at-home teeth whitening remedies.

Keep scrolling to see how to naturally whiten your teeth four different ways…

Baking Soda And Lemon Juice

The baking soda and lemon juice mixture is very beneficial for teeth whitening.

Mix about ¼ cup of baking soda with the juice of half of a lemon and stir until it forms a paste. Apply this paste to your teeth with a soft toothbrush, cotton ball or Q-tip. Leave the mixture on your teeth for about one minute before thoroughly rinsing your mouth. Because lemons are pretty acidic, don’t leave this mixture on your teeth longer than the suggested time. We also recommend doing this routine only a couple times a week.

Coconut Oil

We all know by now that the benefits and uses for coconut oil are seemingly endless. In addition to being a natural face and body moisturizer, hair mask and makeup remover, coconut oil also doubles as a natural teeth-whitener. Oil pulling, or using coconut oil as mouthwash, helps draw out oral bacteria that contributes to plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. On top of the health benefits, coconut oil also acts as a natural teeth whitener. Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for about 20 minutes and rinse (we usually oil pull in the morning while we get ready). All you need is a jar of organic coconut oil and you will be well on your way to a healthier, whiter smile!

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is the latest trend when it comes to beauty, and is not to be confused with the bricks used in your summer bon fires. This powdery black substance is more beneficial than you think, especially in the health department. Activated charcoal absorbs tannins found in your favorite drinks (coffee, tea, and wine to name a few) and aids in fighting against cavities and preserving your gums. Essentially, activated charcoal soaks up all of the bad plaque in your mouth leaving your mouth feeling cleaner and your teeth looking whiter. All you need to do is mix activated charcoal (purchased at your local health food store) with a little bit of water and stir until it forms a paste. Dip your toothbrush into the mixture and coat each tooth. Leave the activated charcoal paste in your mouth from one to three minutes and rinse.

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