It’s not unlikely for the time to come when your pearly whites are no longer that dazzling. Improper oral hygiene and regular consumption of tea, coffee and other similar beverages are some of the most common culprits behind such cosmetic nightmare. Certainly, not giving away your smile whenever necessary is not an option.
Fortunately for you, winning back that lost picture-perfect smile of yours need not leave you spending all of your money on expensive whiteners and dental procedures. Especially if the discoloration isn’t that severe, there are some cheap and all-natural ways to restore the stunning whiteness of your teeth. Continue reading to know some of them.
Brush with Baking Soda
Baking soda is very good at scrubbing off tough surface stains. Instead of using your favorite toothpaste, dunk your wet toothbrush in a box of baking soda and brush gently.
Apply Strawberry Paste
Grab a fork and mash a few fresh strawberries. Apply the resulting paste on your discolored teeth and allow it to stay there for a few minutes. Rinse off with water.
Gargle with Lemon Juice and Salt
The acidity of lemon juice gives it a mild bleaching effect. Squeeze one small lemon in a glass of water. And one teaspoon of rock salt and stir. Gargle with this solution.
Gargle with Diluted Hydrogen Peroxide
Take advantage of the powerful bleaching properties of hydrogen peroxide to make your teeth sparkle once more. Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water. Mix and gargle with it. Remember to spit everything out!
Brush with Basil Leaves
Leave a few basil leaves directly under the scorching sun for several hours to dry them. Afterwards, turn the leaves into powder with the help of a mortar and pestle. Brush with the resulting powder.
Rub Orange Peel on Your Choppers
Peel an orange and rub the inside part of the peel on discolored teeth. In case orange peel is not available, it’s perfectly fine to opt for the peel of other citrus fruits such as lemon and lime.
Add Charcoal to Your Toothpaste
Using a mortar and pestle, turn a small piece of charcoal into fine powder. Sprinkle some of it on your toothpaste and brush away. Charcoal has very tiny crystals that help polish the teeth.
With the help of the above home remedies, it won’t take long before your smile can impress once more. Always remember to brush as soon as you can after eating and drinking, as well as floss on a regular basis to keep discoloration at bay.