Natural ways to whiten teeth

Instead of spending a painful amount on products that are supposed to whiten your teeth, how about trying out a few home remedies to help you get those pearly whites?

Here are three budget friendly ways to get a beaming smile:

Baking soda and lemon juice

  • Mix a tbsp of baking powder with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Brush your teeth with the paste and then leave it on for no more than a minute.
  • Baking soda is quite abrasive so don’t leave it on for too long. Since it’s very alkaline (the opposite of acidic), it reduces the acidity in the lemon juice.

Banana peel

  • Get a ripe banana and peel it as you normally would.
  • Take a piece of the inside of the peel and rub it on your teeth for two minutes.
  • The potassium, magnesium in the peel absorb into your teeth and whiten them.

Oil pull

  • Put about a tbsp of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes. Spit it out and then brush your teeth as normal.
  • This will give you fresh breath as well as shiny teeth.