Whitening your teeth using harsh chemicals is not only bad for your teeth, it is expensive. Here is a simple, natural, inexpensive way to whiten your teeth that is actually good for you. All you need for this technique is baking soda or sea salt and some coconut oil. This combination of ingredients will whiten your teeth naturally.
Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil:
Oil pulling is actually an ancient remedy for dental problems. The natural antimicrobial effects of the coconut oil kills bacteria in the mouth, and the nutrients support whiter teeth and healthier gums. All you have to do is take 2 tablespoons of raw coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes. This allows the oil to do it’s job, without giving your body time to re-absorb the toxins and bacteria that are being removed from the surface of your teeth. The mixture will become thick in your mouth as you swish it around, so be careful not to swallow any. After your are done swishing the coconut oil, spit it out, and rinse your mouth with warm water, and brush your teeth to remove any remaining loosened plaque.
Additional Whitening with Baking Soda and Salt
In addition to regular oil pulling, you can make a simple mixture of baking soda and sea salt to use like a toothpaste to get even more cleaning power. Simply mix baking soda with s sprinkle of sea salt with a few drops of water and make into a paste. Apply the paste to your tooth brush, or simply dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush normally. Make sure to spit the mixture out so you don’t ingest the plaque that is being cleaned from your teeth. Salt is a natural antibacterial agent, and also helps remove acid from the surface of your teeth. Sea Salt also contains magnesium, nickel, sodium, iron and most importantly, calcium.
These two simple ingredients can really clean your teeth safely, effectively, and most importantly – naturally!