Healthy and white teeth are something that everybody desires. But to achieve this, it can take a lot of effort and time. You can go to the dentists for a whitening procedure, but it will cost you a lot, plus it`s not that healthy for your teeth. There are many whitening gels you can buy, but most of them are ineffective.
Now there is an effective way to naturally whiten your teeth. All you need is 2 minutes of your life and 2 ingredients: baking soda and coconut oil.
Baking soda: It`s very beneficial for the health of your gums and teeth, because it regulates the pH values in the mouth, killing harmful bacteria which are causing tooth decay. Plus, it has incredible whitening effects.
Coconut oil: It has numerous health benefits like treating digestive issues, hormonal problems, regulating cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Coconut oil is proven to have antifungal and antibacterial properties, so it`s excellent for oral care as well. Experts say that coconut oil is very effective in preventing the reproduction of the Streptococcus bacteria, as the main cause of tooth decay. It can have the same effects as toothpaste which contain triclosan. Nowadays, most kinds of toothpaste contain fluoride, considered as a toxic chemical which causes poisoning.
So replace your standard toothpaste with a homemade one. You will need:
- 8 tsp. of baking soda
- 8 tsp. of coconut oil (extra virgin)
Mix both ingredients to make a paste and use it as any other toothpaste. For a fresh scent, add a few drops of peppermint oil.