We’ve all seen those people on TV or in a movie flashing their perfect, bright and shiny looking teeth and smiles. Or perhaps you’ve noticed someone at your office, or somewhere, with an impeccable gleaming smile. Upon seeing the teeth on these people, most of us wonder how they ever get them so bright and shiny. For the most part, celebrities, the rich and famous and many folks, pay a substantial amount of money to get their dentures looking that way. In fact, Americans spend over $1.4 billion dollars in over-the-counter teeth whitening products each year. However, some of the methods used by people are done using dangerous chemicals, practices or unhealthy formulas. But what if you wanted polished and gleaming looking teeth, without spending too much? Or if you wanted to do it naturally? Fortunately, we have 11 natural teeth whitening methods for you to use. They are also really easy to do and very cost effective.
Upon reading or hearing about this method, most people react rather incredulous. They also think it sounds pretty crazy. still, using coconut oil to rinse out your teeth is said to work very well for helping them look brighter. This method is known as ‘coconut oil pulling.’ The lauric acid, which the coconut oil contains, helps to remove and rid the bacteria on your teeth. Plaque, as you know, is what makes people’s teeth yellow or dirty looking.
Take one tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning (right before you brush your teeth) and put it in your mouth. Some people just put it in their mouths, while others choose to soften it first. Whichever method you use, next step is to swish, push and/or pull the coconut oil around and throughout your teeth. Do this for about 10 to 15 minutes. When you are done, spit it out, rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth. Best thing about the coconut oil method is that it helps keep your breath fresh and promotes healthier gums.