Most people wish that their smile was a little whiter and brighter, and that their trips to the dentist could be be few and far between. Here are a few easy ways to make it happen!
Brush with baking soda
Baking soda naturally helps prevent bacteria from growing in your mouth to prevent bad breath. It has natural whitening properties that make it a popular ingredient in many toothpaste brands.
To use this remedy, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water and brush your teeth with the paste. Its small particles help to scrub away stains and plaque build up on teeth, so make sure you don’t use it more than twice per week to avoid any damage to your tooth enamel.
Coconut oil pulling
Coconut oil pulling is a technique that has been around for centuries (we didn’t always have toothbrushes!) and is a great way to remove bacteria from the mouth and naturally whiten teeth, as the swishing motion helps to “pull” out toxins from the mouth and eliminate bad breath.
To oil pull, simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for 10-20 minutes in the morning before you’ve eaten anything. You can brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with salt water afterwards. Some other oral care options are to add a few drops of coconut oil to your toothbrush and brush it on, or rub some on your teeth with a clean washcloth.
Use Crest 3D Whitening Strips
We are personal fans of Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips in the Baopals office, and some of our staff use them every few years for a nice and easy tooth whitening. The strips work quickly and efficiently, and you can still talk or even drink water while you have them on. They can be used daily or several times a week for 15-30 minutes at a time, but be sure to follow the exact directions on the box!
*Please check with your dentist before use if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease or teeth with worn enamel
Let’s not forget about the good old fashioned techniques…
Your teeth may naturally lose their pearly white shine as you get older, but regular care can help them look and feel great. You’re probably already very familiar with all of the functions of these products, but they can help remove plaque build-up and reduce bacteria in your mouth, helping your teeth stay white, healthy and strong!