That gorgeous hollywood smile all of us wish for… It’s so frustrating seeing people with straight, aligned, white teeth on all of those magazine pages. They do cost a fortune… unless you follow our advice on how to whiten your teeth. For example, you can do that through a dentist appointment but remember that’s really expensive.
Also, there are many whitening kits available at the groceries or pharmacies. Even though some of the products can lighten the teeth to some degree, a lot of people experience side effects that are painful because of the many chemicals and corrosive peroxide used to bleach the teeth.
Fortunately, we offer you an all- natural, painless and quick alternative and you may have it in your kitchen cabinets at this moment. A simple mixture of baking soda and coconut oil will solve your problem and it only takes two minutes to be prepared and you will have the “million dollar” smile you have always wanted.
Why exactly the coconut oil?
This oil is extremely efficient and healing agent for many issues with the health like preventing cancer, improving Alzheimer’s disease, improving digestion, improving the levels of blood sugar to burning fat and regulating hormones. There are many studies (at least 1,500) that support the health benefits of the coconut oil as it has antibacterial properties and fight bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay.
It was found by the researchers that it is really effective in the case of the strains growth of Streptococcus- bacteria like the Streptococcus mutants that is acid- producing bacterium that causes tooth decay.
It is also a great alternative to the conventional tooth –pastes which are consisted of triclosan which is an antibacterial chemical related to the antibiotic resistance issue and endocrine disruption and that is linked to testicular, prostate, ovarian and breast cancer, also a preterm babies and low birth weight babies, undescended testicles in boys and early puberty in girls. Some studies show that the toothpaste’s triclosan may cause bone malformation sand it is linked to hormonal effects, as well.
Around 95 percent of the toothpastes (traditional) contain fluoride that is an industrial waste product that is very toxic and it is shown to be poisonous. Nowadays, there are more than 23, 000 reports per year from toothpaste fluoride poisoning and hundreds of them result in emergency room treatments.
It is untrue myth that baking soda is too abrasive. Actually it is the least abrasive that others things you use. It boosts the saliva- hurting pH, the bacteria that causes cavity and activates the good bacteria. Baking soda also removes the stains for brighter and whiter teeth.
How you can whiten your teeth?
Brushing the teeth and whitening them using coconut oil is a real deal and it works quickly. You can whiten your teeth with coconut oil in only two minutes. You will need only two ingredients to prepare this natural whitening paste.
- 8 teaspoons of baking soda
- 8 teaspoons of coconut oil (cold- pressed and extra- virgin)
Mix them together, put some on the toothbrush and brush them for two minutes (slowly). Next, just rinse. You can use it as your regular toothpaste as it is a great and natural alternative.
You can give it a fresh minty taste just by adding a drop of peppermint oil in it.