How to Use Coconut Oil to Whiten Teeth (2:08)
Try adding these natural whiteners to your diet for brighter, healthier teeth.
Natural Cleansing Agent: Strawberries
Strawberries can be powerful teeth cleansers that contain both an astringent and vitamin C. The astringent in strawberries aids in the removal of surface stains while vitamin C whitens teeth by clearing away plaque.
Natural Toothbrush: Apples
A crunchy apple acts like a toothbrush as you chew it. The process of chewing an apple removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth while scrubbing away surface stains. Apples also contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains.
Natural Mouthwash: Raisins
Raisins help to keep your teeth white by inducing saliva production. An increased level of salvia naturally helps to rinse away plaque.
Still need a little extra help? Try this:
Dr. Oz’s Teeth Whitening Home Remedy
In a small bowl, mix a little bit of baking soda with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon. The mixture should bubble slightly.
Using a cotton swab, wipe saliva and excess plaque from your teeth before brushing on the mixture. Leave the mixture on your teeth for a minute before gently brushing it off with a toothbrush.
Don’t leave the mixture on your teeth for any longer than a minute; the acid erode tooth enamel.
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