A beautiful smile is a reflection of great beauty and there isn’t a person in the world that does not want to have one. This requires good dental health and as well as the use of products that can offer that pearly smile. However, most of these products can be harmful thereby damaging the tooth enamel and because of that it is always better to opt for the natural choice.
You should be aware of the fact that most commercial toothpaste have in their content chemicals which can harm your health. Some of these products may promise the wanted whiteness, but there is no evident result. For that reason we should use homemade toothpaste which is based on natural ingredients that are not harmful for the body’s health.
In this article we shall present you a natural remedy that will provide you with white and beautiful teeth.The toothpaste that we shall present later in the text is based on coconut oil and baking soda that will offer the whiteness and at the same time keep your teeth healthy and your body as well.
Having white teeth is everyone’s dream, but in order to maintain their whiteness you need to avoid certain eating habits. Some foods can even cause the yellowing of the teeth, for instance if you eat sweets, drink plenty of coffee or tea or you are a heavy smoker, then your teeth will inevitably turn yellow and have stains very soon. Hence, make certain to limit the intake of these food ingredients or if possible avoid their consumption.
Fortunately, there are ingredients that can contribute to acquiring the wanted whiteness.
Ingredients that Promote Teeth Whiteness
This organic oil has in its content lauric acid which reveals antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. According to a conducted study coconut oil shows potent antibacterial effect having the efficacy of chlorhexidine in decreasing bacteria like S. mutans. This substance is commonly found in quality mouthwashes.
This oil lowers gingivitis related to dental plaque, and as per conducted study the use of coconut oil will lower the formation of dental plaque.
The use of coconut oil will contribute to whiter teeth when combined with baking soda. If used by itself it can lighten the teeth by one or two shades due to the presence of lauric acid which removes the bacteria and toxins from the mouth cavity. Plus, this oil will fight foul breath by attacking the present bacteria in the mouth which are sources of caries and diseases of the gums.
This method is very beneficial for your teeth and mouth cavity and it is based on swishing 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Swish the oil through the entire oral cavity, passing it through and between your teeth for a period of time of 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards spit out the oil as it is packed with bacteria. Make sure not to swallow it. In the end brush your teeth as usual.
Baking soda is recognized under the names ofsodium bicarbonate or monosodium carbonate. This product is biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-flammable. It is easily available, cheap, and can easily replace many commercial products offering optimal dental hygiene. Baking soda can easily remove tooth stains caused by the use of coffee, wine or tobacco.
As per a released article in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, many studies have proven the efficacy of baking soda in the removal of plaque. Plus, it was revealed that certain toothpastes have in their content monosodium carbonate that can substantially remove plaque which was not the case with the products lacking bicarbonate.
The teeth are easily whitened and all the stains removed due to the granular texture of baking soda and its antimicrobial properties. Yet, although very beneficial baking soda should be used only once a week as a result of its abrasive effects which if used frequently can damage tooth enamel.
You can prepare the homemade toothpaste based on coconut oil and baking soda by using two ways.
Natural Homemade Toothpaste
- Half a cup of organic coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 15 to 20 drops of essential oil (at your own preference)
Place the coconut oil and the other ingredients in a container. Mix them with a fork, and then soak your toothbrush into the pot and brush your teeth as usual.