We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready for the day, you put on that beautiful bright white shirt, and you smile before walking out the door. But then you notice how yellow your smile is against your white shirt. You’re in a hurry! Do you change your shirt? No! This simple, non-toxic way to whiten your teeth takes only 2 minutes or less, and uses ingredients you likely already have at home. Keep reading to learn how!
What Causes Yellow Teeth
There are a variety of reasons that you may be experiencing yellowing or discoloration of your teeth. The most common reasons are:
- Staining from food and/or drinks.
- Poor dental hygiene.
- Enamel ware from age or damage to the teeth.
- Excessive use of fluoride (from toothpaste, mouth rinses, and water supply).
Needless to say, many of these factors are unavoidable. I’m certainly not going to stop drinking coffee to save my white teeth. I’d rather be happy with yellow teeth than miserable with white ones, haha!
But maybe, we don’t have to choose between white teeth and our daily pick-me-up. With this simple, non-toxic, 2-minute treatment, you can have white teeth and your coffee too.
- Storage Jar: This is the perfect opportunity to use that little random jar that you saved because you just knew you’d use it one day. Or, you can purchase a small jar with lid for the job.
- A Way to Stir: You can use a small spoon from the kitchen, or a small cosmetics spoon which doubles as a scoop for each use of the product.
- 2 tsp. Coconut Oil: Specifically get the coconut oil that is solid at room temperature. This helps the texture of the final product to be thick like toothpaste.
- 1 tsp. Liquid Coconut Oil: Use liquid coconut oil to help the product be spreadable at room temperature rather than a solid.
- 2 tbsp. Baking Soda: Use baking soda as the natural abrasive to scrub away stains, discoloration, and yellowing.
- Melt the coconut oil just until becomes liquid, then stir in remaining ingredients. Place the mixture into the storage jar to cool. Store until ready to use.
- How to whiten teeth naturally using this tooth scrub: Scoop a generous amount onto your toothbrush, and begin brushing your teeth with the scrub. I find that the flavor is very strong, so I always add a squeeze of my regular toothpaste to improve the flavor. Rinse, and follow with regular brushing. Use up to 1-2 times per week.
Benefits of Using this Whitening Tooth Scrub
Sometimes, teeth just seem to discolor even with regular teeth brushing and dental care. Especially if you are using a non-whitening toothpaste like I am, then you’ll want to know how to whiten teeth naturally by incorporating this tooth scrub into your routine.
Benefits of using this whitening tooth scrub:
- Whitens teeth by buffing away stains.
- Deep cleans by removing plaque and buildup on teeth.
- Does not cause tooth sensitivity like store-bought whiteners.
- Is completely non-toxic.
IN A HURRY? Try this instead.
Need to whiten now and don’t have any scrub available?
Put your usual toothpaste on your toothbrush, sprinkle liberally with baking soda, and brush as usual. Focus on the visible areas of your teeth, and be gentle on your gums so as not to cause irritation. That’s it!
How to Whiten Teeth Naturally (in 2 Minutes!)Course: Self-Care
You’re only 2 minutes away from a whiter smile! Learn how to whiten teeth naturally by making this non-toxic homemade tooth polish.
- To Make The Tooth Scrub: Melt the coconut oil just until becomes liquid, then stir in remaining ingredients. Place the mixture into the jar to cool, and store until ready to use.
- To Use: Scoop a generous amount of the scrub onto your toothbrush, and brush your teeth as usual with it. If you find the flavor to bee too strong, add a squeeze of your regular toothpaste on the toothbrush to improve the flavor. Rinse, and follow with regular brushing. Use up to 1-2 times per week.
- IN A HURRY? Put your usual toothpaste on your toothbrush, sprinkle liberally with baking soda, and brush as usual. Focus on the visible areas of your teeth, and be gentle on your gums so as not to cause irritation.