I get asked sometimes how do I keep my teeth looking white and clean. Simple. I have a few tricks I use at home, which are non invasive, not painful, not damaging, not chemical based and really inexpensive.
Here is what I do:
- First thing in the morning, I take a tea spoon of coconut oil (organic or not, doesn’t really matter) and I swish it through my teeth the same way I use a mouth wash, for about 5-10 minutes. I try to do 10, when I have the time and I don’t need to talk. The Lauric Acid found in coconut oil is a great anti bacterial and anti microbial component which kills bad breath causing bacteria, while the whole swishing procedure helps with removing plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth.
Check out the video below:
2. I use a banana skin to rub the bottom and the top teeth for about 2 minutes and then I wait for 10 minutes so the minerals (magnesium, potassium and manganese) contained in the banana peel can get activated and work on whitening my teeth.
3. I brush my teeth with Baking Soda and lemon juice…Exactly like I do in the video below. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent, so naturally it works on teeth as well. And the mild abrasiveness of baking soda will help remove superficial stains on your teeth.
Make sure though, that after all these steps, you still use a regular tooth paste to brush your teeth with, in order to remove the acid from the lemon juice which can be damaging to the tooth enamel and also to provide some fluoride to your teeth, which is not naturally found in any of the ingredients we spoke about.
Cheers and don’t forget to smile!