Being able to smile while displaying white teeth is something many aspire to, but it usually involves expensive treatments. For this reason, some people resort to home methods to whiten those teeth that have turned yellow over time due to the effect of cigarettes or bleaching drinks (such as mate, coffee, soda), among other factors.
If you suffer from having yellowish teeth, follow these tips that will make you show off a charming smile.
1. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda paste
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are among the most widely used home remedies for teeth whitening.
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a toothpaste and use it in place of your regular toothpaste. It is not recommended to use this paste daily because both ingredients are abrasive and can damage teeth. It is best to use it for 3 to 5 days and then wait 3 to 6 months to use it again.
2. Homemade toothpaste with coconut oil.
Coconut oil contains fatty acids that break down into teeth whitening enzymes when they come into contact with saliva. But having oil in your mouth for many minutes is not good for everyone. Here's a simple recipe that is just as effective: First, heat a cup of coconut oil until it becomes liquid. Then add two teaspoons of baking soda and 5-10 drops of peppermint to the liquid mixture and stir.
3. Charcoal paste.
Activated charcoal is a popular remedy for its detoxifying benefits. It turns out that it also works for teeth whitening, since its granules adhere to bacteria before they stain them. Mix charcoal with a small amount of water and apply gently to all teeth. Let it sit for two minutes and then rinse it off with water until there is no residue.