Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage can even be seen. Third, special ingredients in toothpaste help to clean and polish the teeth and remove stains over time. Fourth, toothpastes help freshen breath and leave your mouth with a clean feeling.
To obtain a truly Hollywood smile, use fresh aloe vera juice or buy some natural gel made from this plant. Rub some into your teeth, massage them with a toothbrush, and rinse thoroughly. You can do this after each brushing, and after a couple of weeks your smile will be bright and sparkling white.
Grind fresh basil leaves to make a puree, and use it regularly instead of your ordinary toothpaste to whiten your teeth and make them healthier. You can also apply it for 5-10 minutes before brushing your teeth as usual.
This DIY mouthwash will help you whiten your teeth gradually and keep your breath fresh. Take 3 parts lemon juice and 1 part fine salt, mix them together, and rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing your teeth. Use this method 2 or 3 times a week.
Banana peel whitener
Banana peel is considered to be a very effective natural remedy for getting whitener teeth owing to the presence of vital minerals that promote dental health. You can simply peel a strip from the banana and rub the inside skin against your teeth for 15 minutes. Once the teeth are coated with banana paste sit back for 10 minutes and then brush your teeth with normal toothpaste. Within few days you will see a visible the difference in the colour and brightness of the teeth.
Activated charcoal mask
Mix ground charcoal with water to get a sour-cream texture, then carefully apply it to your teeth. Leave it there for 2 minutes, and rinse your mouth thoroughly. After that, brush your teeth. Repeat this once or twice a week.
Coconut oil is considered to be a unique and one of the oldest remedies that is helpful in easy whitening of teeth. The lauric acid present in this oil helps in getting rid of the bacteria that is responsible for yellowing of the teeth. You can directly apply a teaspoon of coconut oil on your teeth. Swish and rub the oil for 15 minutes in and around your teeth. Spit the oil and then brush your teeth with your daily toothpaste. This remedy often helps in whitening the teeth to the earliest.
Strawberries are very rich in Vitamin C that helps in breaking the plaque which makes the teeth look yellow. This remedy is best recommended during night time. Mash 2-3 strawberries in a pulp and add a pinch of sea salt. Scrub the paste over your teeth gently. Allow the mixture to settle for 5 minutes and then rinse it away with cold water. Such a remedy is very useful in getting rid of stain causing gunk. For faster results one can also add ½ teaspoon of baking soda in the same mixture.
Tea tree oil
If you dilute 5 drops of 100% tea tree oil in half a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it every day after brushing your teeth, you’ll see the results in just a couple of weeks. To make the effect even more striking, clean your teeth additionally with a drop of oil once or twice a week, though not more often.
DIY whitening toothpaste
Turmeric powder is one of the best dental whitening agents. Add some turmeric powder with pinch of salt and lime juice in a bowl and mix well. Apply the paste on the teeth and let it stay for 15 minutes before rinsing it clean with cold water. Within a week , this treatment bears visible results.