Did you ever wonder how people in certain parts of the world all seem to have such beautiful white teeth? Is it genetics or as a result of diet? They certainly don't all see a dentist twice a year and have their teeth professionally whitened. Perhaps there are plenty of people in those countries with ugly stained and decayed teeth but nobody photographs them so you don't really know about them.
But maybe those people have simply been using all natural methods of whitening their teeth for centuries and if you could only learn about and try them yourself, you too could enjoy flashing your pearly whites for a camera whenever the opportunity arose. The suggestions below may sound strange, but none are dangerous for your health or your teeth. So give them a try and see what happens. You have nothing to lose.
- Banana peel – Bananas are full of manganese, magnesium, and potassium, which are all minerals that are good for your teeth. Rub the inside of a banana peel across and around your teeth for two minutes, allowing your teeth to absorb the nutrients.
- Coconut charcoal powder – Activated charcoal is one of the most absorbent materials in the world and the body does not absorb or metabolize it. Therefore, activated charcoal works by drawing toxins, wastes, drugs, and chemicals out of the body and absorbing them. When the activated charcoal is discarded from the body, all those harmful materials leave with it. Coconut charcoal powder is exactly what it sounds like – charcoal powder mixed with coconut oil. Use this mixture as a toothpaste several times a week. The longer you hold the mixture in your mouth and swish it around, the better results you will see.
When you are finished brushing, don't spit the charcoal mixture into the sink, because it will splatter and make your sink dirty. Instead, let the mixture and saliva slowly drip out of your mouth straight into your sink drain.
Rinse well after brushing and scrape your tongue clean so that no harmful toxins drawn out by the mixture remain in your mouth.
These methods won't produce results as fast as synthetic whiteners available at your dentist's office or at the pharmacy, but they are also not as abrasive and don't contain dangerous chemicals. For more information and tips about keeping your teeth as white as possible, talk to an experienced cosmetic dentistry provider in your area.