You can keep your gums healthy and brighten up your smile naturally without investing a lot of money or time into it. Here we will discuss natural ways to achieve whiter teeth & healthier gums.
Want to brighten up your smile? If you want whiter teeth but do not want to use any drugs, gels, or strips, you’ll find these natural home remedies very useful.
According to dentists, whiter teeth and healthy gums are result of proper oral care. There are also genetic factors involved, but in most cases, you can get sparking teeth with regular dental care. It’s possible to keep your teeth white and healthy with all natural and organic treatment options. Below are some of the home-made remedies for whiter teeth and healthy gums.
1. Healthy Diet leads to Healthy Teeth
A healthy diet is very important for healthy gum and teeth. A healthy and natural diet can help your teeth and gums to fight diseases and stay healthy naturally. The wrong kind of food, on the other hand, can damage or harm your teeth and gum health by causing infections and cavities.
Avoid food with artificial additives such as color, preservatives or flavor. Too much sugary foods and dairy products are bad for you. Furthermore, sugar will feed the bacteria in your mouth and also cause a pH imbalance.
Foods grown with pesticides or herbicides and animal proteins can also be bad for your teeth, and so, limit these foods. The healthiest foods for your teeth are vegetables and fruits.
2. Brushing and Flossing for Whiter Teeth
Good oral hygiene will ensure whiter and healthier teeth. When you brush your teeth, you buff off stains from the surface. Flossing gets rid of the plaque between your teeth, caused by food and bacteria, and makes you teeth look brighter.
You can make your own whitening toothpaste by adding equal amounts of baking soda and coconut oil. Commercial toothpastes can be toxic. So, if you have any pain or inflammation in your gums, brush gently with salt and neem oil. (Natural Toothpaste Recipes)
3. Oil treatment for Gums
Oil treatment is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that’s wonderful for stronger teeth and healthier gums. Take a spoonful of coconut oil before you eat anything in the morning and swish it in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. It’s believed to pull out toxins from your mouth and aids your teeth and gums.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent found in most home whitening products that may also whiten your teeth. Apply gently with a napkin or tissue. However, excessive bleach can ruin your natural enamel and irritate your teeth, so use in a lower concentration and be patient.
5. A Natural Mouthwash Before you Brush
Before you brush, gargle with this mouth wash to break down your plaque acid buildup on teeth, get rid of germs and whiten your teeth by brushing away more stains easily.
- Half cup water
- 2 tsp baking soda
- two drops tea tree essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
It’s possible that with proper diet and care you can whiten and repair your teeth. You can re-build your enamel and re-mineralize your teeth, and heal your gums. It can all be done using organic homemade remedies, without purchasing expensive products, spending hours of your time or stepping a foot into the dentist’s office.
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Source: Alternative Health Concepts