According to dentists, you should have your teeth cleaned and checked at least twice a year or every 6 months. If you’re in between dentist visits, or just want your teeth to look whiter and brighter, there are some inexpensive ways to whiten your teeth, as well as natural home remedies that you can try for a beautiful and clear smile.
Buy a UV teeth whitening kit
UV ray teeth whitening kits are all the rage on the internet. They mimic the teeth whitening procedure that dentists offer, except they are more affordable and portable.
Before using a home kit to whiten your teeth, the first thing you should do is see a dentist to determine whether or not your gums are healthy enough for the procedure. This is because the gel applied to the teeth can irritate the gums, which can be problematic if you may have gum disease.
UV ray teeth whitening kits require you to apply a teeth whitening gel to your teeth. You then apply the UV light to catalyze the gel, which will quickly whiten your teeth.
2. Use baking soda on your teeth
Baking soda is a great natural way to whiten your teeth, especially if you don’t like the idea of applying a chemical gel and using UV light. It has natural whitening properties, which is why it is widely used as an ingredient in many types of toothpaste.
All you have to do is mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water to brush your teeth daily. Your teeth will get whiter over time.
This way to whiten teeth is much slower and therefore requires more patience. An additional benefit of using baking soda is alkalizing the mouth, which prevents bacterial growth.
3. Draw oil
Oil pulling is an ancient Indian remedy in which oil gurgles to promote oral health and detoxify the body.
Gargling oil in the mouth is said to kill bacteria, reduce plaque, and gingivitis. Sunflower and sesame oils are the base oils used, although any other oil will do.
While pulling oil has not been scientifically proven to whiten teeth, many people swear by it, and it is a relatively inexpensive and harmless way to whiten your teeth at home.
Consider using any of the three methods above for a whiter, brighter smile. They are inexpensive and easy to perform.