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4 Tips for Naturally Whitening Your Teeth

Are you tired of hiding your smile because your teeth are discolored? While there are plenty of store-bought options that are available, many of them use harmful chemicals. The bleaching agents may whiten your teeth, but there’s also the risk of tooth sensitivity. If used improperly, you could burn your gums.

Thankfully you don’t have to risk your health or waste money on store-bought products to whiten and brighten your teeth. Here are 4 ways to naturally whiten your teeth at home without any side effects.

Natural Teeth Whitening Kit

Walk into any store and you’ll find a variety of teeth whitening kits. However, most of these kits use harmful chemicals to whiten your teeth. This can cause tooth sensitivity and irritation of the soft tissues in your mouth. If the bleaching agent is left on for too long, you could be left with burned soft tissues.

If you want to whiten your teeth without the harmful side effects, purchase a natural teeth whitening kit to restore your smile.

So what will you find in a natural teeth whitening kit? Most natural brands offer a whitening paste along with an LED whitener. The whitening paste is made with all-natural ingredients that are proven to whiten the teeth. Ingredients such as Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, and aluminum-free baking soda will gently polish your teeth, scrubbing away discoloration.

When used in combination with the LED mouthpiece whitener, these ingredients can give you back a smile that you love. The blue LED lights not only boost the effectiveness of the whitening paste, it also kills off harmful bacteria in the mouth. It will leave your smile whiter, brighter, and healthier.

Oil Pulling

Oil is great for all sorts of purposes. From cooking to using as a skin moisturizer, natural oils offer all sorts of health benefits. One benefit you can add to the list is teeth whitening. By oil pulling, you can remove stains from the teeth and get rid of harmful bacteria that cause gum disease and dental decay.

To properly oil pull:

  1. Choose a natural oil such as olive, coconut, or sesame oil
  2. Spoon a tablespoon into your mouth
  3. Swish vigorously for 15-20 minutes

Once you’re done oil pulling, be sure to avoid spitting the remaining oil into the sink as it can harden and cause drainage issues. Instead, it’s best to spit the remaining oil into the trash can.

By oil pulling a few times a week, you can reduce the bad bacteria in your mouth that can lead to gingivitis and plaque. Studies have shown that just a week of oil pulling significantly reduces bad bacteria in the mouth.

Activated Charcoal

On social media, you’ve likely seen all sorts of teeth whitening products that use activated charcoal. This ingredient may be as black as night, but it can make your teeth whiter and brighter than they’ve ever been.

While the idea of brushing your teeth with a black powder may seem a bit crazy, the fact is that activated charcoal does effectively whiten the teeth. Activated charcoal is a very porous substance that binds to particles that discolor the teeth. The product has also proven to eliminate bad breath and help to maintain a healthy pH balance in the mouth.

Apple Cider Vinegar

For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural cleaning product and a disinfectant. Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid, which effectively kills bacteria and removes surface stains from the teeth.

One of the best ways to use apple cider vinegar is to create a mouthwash with it. Be sure to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water. Applying apple cider vinegar directly on your teeth can cause erosion and may damage the enamel.

After swishing with apple cider vinegar, be sure to rinse your mouth with plain water afterwards. This will help to remove any leftover acid that may be lingering on your teeth. Use apple cider vinegar two to three times a week to remove discoloration and restore your smile back to one that you’re proud of.

Having a whiter smile can greatly increase your confidence. Thankfully you don’t have to restore your smile by using harmful bleaching agents. By trying these 4 natural tips for whitening your teeth, you can smile without a care in the world.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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