Health Equity:Do you have white teeth or have they started to turn a yellowish color?
The truth is that some people, no matter how much they brush their teeth, have stained teeth from drinking coffee, tea, or from smoking.
Many imagine that only the “harmful” foods darken the teeth, but this is not true, any food that has a darker color could make your teeth lose their shiny white color. Some of the reasons why teeth turn yellow, beige or brown include:
– Drinking coffee or tea;
– Smoking cigarettes;
– Loss of tooth enamel due to aging;
– Consumption of acid-rich processed foods, including soft drinks, sweets, or certain fruits;
– Taking antibiotics
– Excessive fluoride;
– Genetic factors.
Luckily, there are effective and inexpensive recipes that can leave anyone’s teeth whitened.
You only need two ingredients to get great results: baking soda and coconut oil.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is very effective in killing bacteria found in the mouth. It also helps whiten your teeth. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties, so it’s also great for your gums.
Baking soda is a lightweight abrasive compound that effectively removes blemishes from teeth and is found quite often in whitening toothpastes.
It’s safe to use both baking soda and coconut oil in the amounts provided in this recipe. However, if you have any doubts, speak to your dentist.
Now let’s look at the recipe:
1 teaspoon of baking soda;
One-half teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil.
Mix all of the ingredients well.
Then put the mixture on your toothbrush and brush just like you normally do—for two to three minutes.
If the coconut oil has turned to liquid, the recipe will not have the same texture as traditional, store-bought toothpaste.
If you’re afraid to use baking soda, use only coconut oil.
Just using coconut oil is also effective, but the whitening results will take longer.
You can also brush your teeth with only coconut oil after you’ve achieved the desired whitening results.
This is a simple way for you to whiten your teeth without the fluoride that comes in over-the-counter toothpastes.