More individuals are preferring natural methods of whitening their teeth to stay away from the potential side effects of hydrogen peroxide and other chemical bleaching agents. For those chemically conscious this is understandable, so why not try teeth whitening with fruit?.
Here’s three whitening alternatives using everyday fruit that can make your mouth feel clean and fresh.
Before we continue, go to the super market and buy these ingredients:
- Three small oranges
- A bottle of lemon juice
- A box of strawberries
- A box of baking soda
Next, follow the instructions below for each fruit type.
Teeth Whitening Orange Rub
Peel each orange and set the peel into a paper towel to dry in the open air. If it is spring or summer, they will dry faster outside.
Now that most of the moisture is gone, place them in a small tupperware container and chill them in the refrigerator.
When it comes time to brush your teeth, take one peel in your fingers and rub the white inside portion against the surface of your teeth very gently.
Next, brush your teeth as you normally do. Do this once a week to get a brilliant shine.
Lemon Juice Teeth Whitener
Take a small glass and pour two teaspoons of lemon juice into it.
Take a small pinch of baking soda and stir into the juice to make a pasty mixture.
Take your forefinger and rub gently over your teeth and let your lemon paste sit for a few minutes. Rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth. Your teeth should feel more cleaner and look brighter.
Strawberry Smash Teeth Whitener
This is a fun one!
Take two strawberries with their stems off and add to a cup.
With a spoon, mash the strawberries into a pulp.
Add a pinch of baking soda and mix well.
Take the mixture and rub onto your teeth ever so gently to polish them
Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse your mouth with water.