Here are some of the natural ingredients and formulas you can experiment with at home. And just in case, it takes a little too much time to whip up these concoctions, you can find many of them in our range of Pearlie White® toothpastes as well.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Take a trip into your kitchen and grab a box of baking soda because it is an excellent natural teeth whitening ingredient. It’s one of the most popular options for DIY teeth whitening, and with an extra spritz of lemon juice, you can get a revitalized smile right away. Both have natural bleaching properties, without the harmful and harsh chemicals of some teeth whitening products available in today’s modern world.
Baking Soda and Fruits (like Papayas and Strawberries)
BUT… this is a natural ingredient that we would not recommend you experiment with at home. Simply because you will unlikely have the equipment to ground/mill charcoal to a level of fineness that will not be abrasive when brushed onto your teeth.
Coconut oil has a plethora of uses, so if there’s anything you need in your household, this should be it. You can use it as shampoo and conditioner, as shaving cream, as a moisturizer for your hair and body, and even as a teeth whitener. It will bind to the biofilm or plaque deposited on teeth and be removed as you spit the oil out. So each day, before you brush your teeth, scoop a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish/swirl it around and in between teeth and then spit out.
Two precautions though. Firstly you should use this only as a supplement to your comprehensive oral care regime. You should still brush your teeth and use toothpaste. Secondly, some individuals have allergies to coconuts in any form and it would then be best not to try this at all. When in doubt, consult your dentist. Or alternatively, use a whitening toothpaste instead.
Note that all Pearlie White® Toothpastes do NOT contain ingredients like SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), Triclosan, Artificial Coloring, Titanium Dioxide, Parabens, PEG/PPG, Petrochemicals, Saccharin, Minerail Oils and Animal Origin Ingredients. So use with peace of mind.
Apple Cider Vinegar
When it comes to oral health, apple cider vinegar could very well be your partner in crime. It has the ability to clean your gums and scrub away stubborn stains from your teeth. However, you must proceed with caution as it is quite acidic, and if used frequently, it can wear down the enamel on your teeth. Plus, you have to be able to withstand the intense flavour. If not, just stick with a mouthwash that helps keep stain causing plaque and bacteria away like our Pearlie White® Fluorinze Alcohol Free Mouthrinse.