Bleaching your teeth? This can be harmful to your teeth. Fortunately, there are more ways to make your smile whiter and more radiant. We give you 5 tips for a whiter smile – in a natural way!
It seems like a cutback, but don't underestimate the effect of good brushing. By brushing twice a day, preferably electrically, you remove all unevenness and plaque. This way your teeth will look cleaner and therefore also whiter.
2. Say cheese …
Cheese and milk help you to strengthen your teeth. The calcium it contains also has a structure that helps clean your teeth. Leafy green vegetables also contain calcium.
3. Herbs against bacteria
Parsley and mint contain antibacterial substances. This is healthy for your mouth! In addition, your breath also smells fresher because of these herbs.
It may be an unusual tip, but it is an effective one. Kissing increases saliva production and saliva helps remove bacteria from your teeth. It is also good for your relationship …
5. Visit the dental hygienist
Besides that the dental hygienist can advise you in the field of natural white teeth, you can also go there for a cleaning. Your teeth will recover! In addition, the dental hygienist can polish your teeth. This is not too often (see also the effects of baking powder and charcoal powder under 'Baking powder & citric acid'), but once every (half) year a treatment gives you visibly whiter teeth.
Eating for white teeth?
Be careful with fruit and herbs!
Is that really possible, whitening your teeth with natural means? According to some videos it is possible with turmeric herb (often mixed with coconut oil and peppermint). This mix would make your teeth whiter and more radiant.
Yet this is not a smart way, because it can still affect your teeth. Your fillings also discolor (these turn yellow – turmeric is also called yellow root, so that can be explained).
In addition, it is known that fruits like strawberries would help with whiter teeth. Orange peel or banana peel is also used for this. Although it can whiten your teeth, fruit also contains fruit acids that can affect your teeth.
Baking powder & citric acid?
There are many online tricks to naturally whiten your teeth. Be careful with baking soda, citric acid, charcoal powder and other remedies. Although they can sometimes work, you should also look closely at what it does to your teeth in the long term. For example, powders attack your enamel layer, just like citric acid (see 'Take care with fruit and herbs').
What about coconut oil and other tricks?
Rinsing your mouth with water is just as effective as with (coconut) oil. Rinsing also never replaces brushing or flossing / burning. In short, for all tricks to get white teeth quickly, you really take good care of your teeth with brushing, flossing, and not too many eating moments in a day. Maybe a bit boring, but effective.