Wednesday, 8 January 2014

DIY Teeth Whitener!

One thing that is important to most of us is our smile! Our teeth are on show a lot more than we may think about. Every time we speak, eat, yawn and of course smile our teeth are showcased. Now for me my teeth are very important to me and as someone who drinks perhaps a little too much coffee and who is also an ex smoker, keeping them pearly white is no easy feat! Now I have heard way too many horror stories about what teeth bleaching can do to the strength of your teeth and even some scary side effects. Not everyone has had a bad experience doing this but one thing we can all agree on is that it's a rather costly procedure to have done.

If like me you have tried almost every tooth whitening paste on the shelf, and have seen little or no difference then you may want to try this home remedy which is virtually costless and is extremely simple to make! All that is needed is 2 simple ingredients and they can both be found in your kitchen, Strawberries and Bicarbonate of soda!



So here's the recipe you need to make your own DIY teeth whitening solution:
1. Crush up your strawberries until they turn into a slushy sort of paste.
2. Mix in a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
3. Apply to your teeth using a tooth brush or a cotton bud.
4. Leave for around 3-6 minutes.
5. Rinse and then brush your teeth as normal.

Any excess strawberry seeds can be removed with dental floss.

Strawberries are extremely good for teeth whitening as their acidic content is fantastic for striping dies and stains from your teeth. Bicarbonate of soda is often used outside of the cooking arena for cleaning and whitening treatments.

Regular chewing of gum is a great way to keep your Saliva glands stimulated, having a good amount of Saliva in your mouth helps to prevent any stains from settling on your teeth.

Some people even eat a piece of cheese once a day to stimulate the gums and to provide a good source of calcium into the diet. For those of you who are intolerant to dairy or have a vegan diet, sesame seeds is also a fantastic source of calcium and can be quite a nice addition in salads and other meals.

Give this one a try and please let me know how you get on and if you see an improvement to your pearly whites!


Some of you may wish to consult a dentist before giving this one a try, as like most things we all react differently. 

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    1. Thank you! If you give this a try please feel free to drop me a message and let me know how you got on x

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  2. Ooh, thanks for the tip. When juicy summer strawberries come in I'm going to try this. x

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    1. Anytime Hun. This can be quite effective so I wouldn't do it too frequently x

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  3. Thank for tip.
    Diligent care and tooth brushing will keep the whiteness and health, avoid eating food habits can make the teeth become damaged, yellow and so is the initial step to maintain.

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    1. You're welcome.

      Thanks for the advice x

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  4. This isn't a procedure I would advise people do daily as bicarbonate of soda can be quite strong I would say no more than once every week and a half maximum x

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  5. This is very interesting, Mayah. There are really a lot of ways now to have pearly white teeth. But before one tries out anything, it'd be best to consult a professional as these alternatives have different effects on different individuals. A treatment may be effective for one, but not for another. On the other hand, seeing yours involve a natural ingredient (Strawberries), I don't see why not, unless one is allergic to berries. Thanks for sharing!

    Jamie @ BackMountainDental.com

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    1. Like you say different people react to things differently. I just thought it would be nice to share an alternative to those who have tried as series of more harmful but less effective treatments. Anyone should feel free to consult a dentist before giving this one a try.

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  6. Most of the people fears about the side effects of teeth bleaching products in the market. So thanks for describing the home based solutions for the teeth whitening.

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