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4 kitchen ingredients for teeth whitening

Want a dazzling white smile but don’t want to use products full of dangerous chemicals and unknown ingredients?

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You can run, but you can't hide. The same can be said about disturbingly yellow teeth. Your teeth are covered with a smooth enamel that is naturally white.

When that wears out it becomes translucent and reveals the lower layer called 'dentil' that is yellow in colour. The good news is that the remedy to this could be found somewhere in your kitchen cabinet. There are lots of effective, safe ways to naturally whiten teeth at home.

Pulse.com.gh brings you 4 kitchen ingredients for teeth whitening .

1. Apple cide vinegar rinse and scrub

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4 kitchen ingredients for teeth whitening

 

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which helps break down plaque and stains on teeth. It also contains minerals, probiotics, and enzymes which can kill germs and bacteria in your mouth.

READ ALSO:How to treat acne with apple cider vinegar

2. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste

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4 kitchen ingredients for teeth whitening

 

Hydrogen peroxide is the bleach used most often in commercial teeth-whitening products, it bleaches stains from teeth to restore their natural, white color. Baking soda is mildly abrasive which helps gently buff away surface stains and thicken the peroxide so it stays on the surface of the tooth longer.

3. Lemon juice

 

Lemons are high in citric acid which acts as a natural bleach for stains on teeth. Baking soda is mildly abrasive which helps gently buff away surface stains and thicken the lemon juice so it stays on the teeth longer.

4. Coconut oil pulling

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4 kitchen ingredients for teeth whitening

 

Oil pulling is an ancient technique that removes plaque and bacteria exposing whiter, brighter teeth. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and can also help to reduce gum disease. Baking soda is mildly abrasive which helps gently buff away surface stains.

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