Sick of making numerous trips to the convenience store in order to find the lastest teeth whitener? Numerous commercials run on a daily basis sporting products that claim to make your teeth whiter fastesr, but you could ultimately be throwing your money away. Many of these products could also be weakening your enamel, thus the white effect will not last long once decay forms, creating a vicious cycle (not to mention the pain from the sensitivity that these products cause). What is the solution?
Instead of playing with dangerous bleaching products, shift your focus from the convenience store to the grocery store. Below are numerous foods that naturally clean and even whiten your teeth! Talk about safer solutions.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is really a miracle product to have around the household. Apple Cider Vinegar is known for energizing the body, conditioning hair, clearing acne and now even for bleaching teeth! Using it once or twice a day before brushing and it will gradually whiten your teeth over time.
2. Shiitake Mushrooms
Yes, mushrooms are known as fungus and for this reason many people steer away from consuming them; we don’t exactly associate the word “fungus” with “clean.” However, this fungus actually helps reduce plaque and prevent future build-up, so incorporate them into your next meal.
3. Green Tea
Green tea really seems to be a magical beverage. From settling the stomach to relaxing the nerves, boosting the immune system and more, this is one tea you want to have handy in your kitchen cabinet. Similar to shitake mushrooms, it removes bacteria from your teeth, so drink up. Just be sure to either rinse or brush afterwards; the tannins in tea can leave surface stains.
4. Calcium, Lots of It
Drinking milk, taking calcium supplements, and eating cheese and yogurt are all great ways to protect your teeth; they are vital bones after all.
5. Pulp on Orange Peels
The inside of an orange peel might just be your new best friend. This is a cost effective way to whiten your teeth. Oranges are always plentiful and available all year long in your local produce section, thus there is no reason not to stock up.
To whiten your teeth using an orange, peel the orange first and then wipe the inside of the skin on your teeth. In a few weeks you should notice a difference (this is perfect for coffee stained teeth). If you love the taste of oranges, it makes this treatment that much better, not to mention you will also be getting your daily dose of vitamin C. So go ahead and take advantage of the rest of the orange.
If you’re searching for whiter teeth, don’t waste your money on harsh, damaging dental beaches. All the teeth whitening products you need could very well be in your kitchen.
What’s your favorite health food? Share your thoughts below.