Nowadays, almost every magazine shows us ideal pictures of people with beautiful, white, and aligned teeth. But, actually, the reality is a bit different.
Although Photoshop has a great hand in it, there are many methods which can help to whiten your teeth. Some of them include whitening products, and even though they are considered as effective they can cause a number of side effects due to their chemical content and corrosive peroxide.
The good news is that there is a natural, painless, and effective method which can help you to whiten your teeth. All you need are two simple ingredients: baking soda and coconut oil, and you will get the desired “million dollars” smile!
Why exactly the coconut oil?
Coconut oil is extremely effective oil which can provide a lot of health benefits. It can treat Alzheimer’s, prevent cancer, regulate hormones, improve the levels of blood sugar, improve digestion, and burn fat.
According to a number of studies, coconut oil has antibacterial properties and it can fight bacteria which cause tooth decay.
Moreover, it was found that this amazing oil is extremely effective when it comes to the growth of the strains of Streptococcus- bacteria like the Streptococcus mutants, an acid-producing bacterium which can cause tooth decay.
Coconut oil can be use as a great replacement for conventional toothpaste which usually contains triclosan, an antibacterial chemical which is associated with the antibiotic resistance issue and disruption of the endocrine system related to breast, ovarian, prostate, and testicular cancer.
Many studies proved that triclosan can cause bone malformation sand which is also related to hormonal effects. 95% of the toothpaste have fluoride, an industrial waste product which is extremely poisonous and toxic. Today, there are over 23,000 reports annually from toothpaste fluoride poisoning and a number of them usually ends in emergency room treatments.
The saying that baking soda is abrasive is false. In fact, baking soda is the least abrasive thing. It can boost the saliva-hurting pH, the bacteria which can activate the good bacteria and cause a cavity. Baking soda has the ability to remove the stain from your teeth as well.
How can you whiten your teeth?
Using a coconut oil to brush the teeth and whiten them is extremely effective method and it takes only 2 minutes to see the results.
How to prepare this natural whitening paste:
- 8 teaspoons of coconut oil (cold-pressed and extra-virgin)
- 8 teaspoons of baking soda
Mix the ingredients, and put some mixture on your toothbrush. Slowly brush your teeth for 2 minutes. Then, rinse.
You can use this paste as regular toothpaste since it contains natural ingredients. You can also add a drop of peppermint oil in the paste if you want to give it a fresh minty taste.