To have whiter teeth is one of the desires of many who, like many who desire to be perfectly thin in our cosmetically important world today. However whiter teeth also bring the aspect of healthier teeth, as they can also be more free of bacteria in the process.
In America, we spend over $1.4 billion per year in products that are over the counter in order to whiten our teeth, but some people have sensitivities to these products, and the results don’t always last very long.
Teeth tend to get yellow or discolored because of what we eat and drink, and also in accordance with our habits of oral hygiene. Most people do not brush and floss after every meal, especially when eating out or working. If you work, you probably don’t have the opportunity to brush.
Baking soda and lemon juice can be effective in your teeth whitening quest. Baking soda is really sodium bicarbonate, which is mildly abrasive, and you can use it to brush your teeth instead of toothpaste. It is very alkaline and it is a good cleaner.
A Beverly Hills dentist once suggested that I add baking soda to my brushing regime and it really works and is very active against bacteria.
Lemon juice has a bleaching effect on the teeth, and it can be used alone or along with the baking soda with good results. Mixed together as a paste, this combination works well.
Before you brush your teeth, use coconut oil as a puller. It has been found that if you take a quantity of coconut oil, about a tablespoon full, and just leave it there for ten to fifteen minutes, it will pull all of the bacteria, plaque, and debris out from in between the teeth. Then spit it out.
You can swish it around, let it sit, it doesn’t matter, but just don’t swallow it because when it pulls out the bacteria, it is toxic. Then you can brush your teeth, as usual.