Maintaining oral cleanliness and hygiene still tops the list. It’s a small step in our day-to-day life that gives us a clean and white tooth.
Baking soda is commonly used in our kitchen can also be used for whitening of the teeth. Additionally, it prevents the growth of bacteria in your mouth. It has many antibacterial properties. It also forms a scrub and is mildly abrasive in nature which makes it perfect for cleaning the teeth. Try making a paste of baking soda and water and scrub gently on your teeth for a while. This will clean your teeth, enamel and will also reduce any bacterial growth. This property baking soda is utilized by many commercial companies for making toothpaste.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is a natural disinfectant an amazing cleaning product. It is also antibacterial in nature and prevents the growth of the bacteria. Its antibacterial property is due to the presence of Acetic acid in it. This makes apple cider vinegar perfect for teeth whitening and for maintaining the oral hygiene. It should never be used in a concentrated form as it can erode the enamel of the teeth and make it weak. So it should be used in a dilute form that to on a weekly basis.
Oil pulling is a method of swishing oil in the mouth for about 15 to 20 minutes. It is practiced on a daily basis. It is a traditional Indian practice to remove the dental plaque and to maintain the overall oral hygiene. Traditionally it is often practiced with sesame or Sunflower oil but nowadays coconut oil is more preferred. Coconut oil has many health benefits added with the pleasant taste. Coconut oil also makes the enamel strong. It also reduces inflammation and kills bacteria due to the presence of lauric acid in it. Many people even claim that oil pulling whitens the teeth although there is no scientific proof to it.
Fruits have always been best for the health as well as for the teeth. They are the natural cleaners of the teeth while remove plague and yellowishness perfectly. Particularly strawberries and pineapple tops the list. Strawberries contain Malic Acid which helps in whitening and also it exfoliates the teeth. Pineapples also have an enzyme known as bromelain which is considered best for the whitening of the teeth. Try adding fruits to your diet for best results.