While having good oral hygiene is a good way to have healthy teeth, t isn't always enough to keep your teeth white. Over time, they may become discoloured and need to be whitened. Here are some ways to naturally whiten your teeth before getting professional whitening.
Make a Natural Toothpaste
The first thing you can do is make your own whitening toothpaste by combining baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. You want to add just enough peroxide to the baking soda to create a paste consistency. It should be easy to brush your teeth with, without being too gritty or uncomfortable. When the paste is done, dip a wet toothbrush into the paste and brush your teeth as you normally would. You should do this after brushing your teeth with your regular toothpaste. Brush for a couple minutes with the whitening toothpaste, then rinse.
Use Strawberry and Salt
Strawberries are another great way to whiten your teeth naturally. While some people simply crush up strawberries and rub them on their teeth, you can make a whitening product by combining strawberries with salt and baking soda. This creates a scrub for your teeth that is easy to use, safe for your tooth enamel, and helps to naturally whiten the enamel at the same time. Combine some mashed strawberries with a pinch of salt and add a small amount of baking soda to the mixture. After brushing your teeth, apply the scrub to the enamel and scrub gently with it. Let it sit a few minutes, then rinse your teeth. Floss your teeth after using the scrub
Brush With Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can also be added to your normal oral care routine for whiter teeth. Before brushing your teeth with toothpaste, add some apple cider vinegar to your toothbrush, then brush your teeth with it. Add more vinegar as needed, as it takes a generous amount. Once you are done with that, brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste, followed by flossing. Repeat this each time you are planning on brushing your teeth.
In addition to these natural teeth whitening methods, also make sure you rinse your mouth with water after all meals and after drinking dark liquids like red wine or coffee. See your dentist for professional whitening if you are still not happy with the yellowing or discolouration of your teeth. You can get either tray whitening or laser whitening done by the dentist.