Whiten your teeth with strawberry paste

  • Deepa Gupta | New Delhi

    June 15, 2017 | 02:16 PM
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Go for safe and effective oral treatment with home remedies for sprkling white teeth.

Have you been trying to get rid of the yellowing of your teeth, yet dreading to visit a dentist? It is common knowledge that many things we eat and drink can cause yellowing of the teeth. Daily brushing cannot completely whiten the teeth, and a visit to the dentist can dent your pocket. But all want to have white and sparkling teeth. Some easy and expensive herbal home remedies may help. Try these safe and effective oral treatment and see the result.

No tobacco: Tobacco stain the teeth and it is hard to remove the stain left by consuming any form of tobacco. So quit the habit of smoking and consuming all tobacco products.

Strawberry paste: Mash three strawberries in a cup and add half teaspoon of baking soda in it. Clean your teeth with this paste few times a week. The citric acid present in strawberries help in removing stains and plaque from teeth.

Cold-pressed oil: Sesame oil, coconut oil and olive oil contain lipids that stop bacteria from sticking to the walls of your teeth. Take a spoonful of any of these oil and swish it inside your mouth for a minute. Spit it out and rinse your mouth well preferably with lukewarm water. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, these oils will help in whitening the teeth.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Whiten your teeth with ACV which has natural whitening properties. Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with half teaspoon of baking soda and use it few times a week to remove surface stains.

Mint leaves: Mix two grams of crushed mint leaves with two to three tablespoons of coconut oil to make a whitening paste. Coconut oil is a natural emulsifier which helps in reducing stains and fighting off plaque and cavity causing bacteria. The mint leaves keep your breath fresh throughout the day.

Baking soda paste: Take a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it to two teaspoons of water to make a paste. Brush your teeth few times a week with this paste and make your teeth brighter. Bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide can whiten your teeth very effectively. But it has some side effects too. So use it under the supervision of a good dentist.

No aerated drinks: Regular consumption of carbonated drinks cause discolouration of teeth and enamel wear. Replace these unhealthy drinks with plain water to have healthy glittering teeth.

None of the above techniques can do miracles overnight. You have to follow these procedures for a couple of weeks and decrease the frequency to once or twice a week to gain natural whitening. But, these natural whitening home remedies cannot replace brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing them on regular intervals with a healthy toothpaste, soft bristled toothbrush and dental flosses. Make sure to visit your dentist on a regular basis for professional care of your teeth. Now a sparkling smile is not difficult to achieve. Sparkle up your teeth and keep smiling.