Did you know that activated charcoal, aloe vera, ginger and coconut oil are all-natural ways to brighten your smile?
Here, our Beauty Team spills the beans on how you can use these natural ingredients to whiten your teeth and keep your mouth fresh and happy; excellent news for those Insta-worthy moments.
Natural teeth whitening toothpaste
Activated charcoal toothpaste
Charcoal toothpaste is brushed onto your teeth like regular toothpaste. Activated charcoal toothpaste has highly absorbent properties. It removes plaque, toxins and bacteria, helping to make your teeth shades lighter while also preventing bad breath. It’ll turn them black temporarily before you rinse, but can leave them looking beautifully white over time.
Aloe vera toothpaste
Regarded by many as another wonder ingredient for your teeth and gums, aloe vera can reduce staining, make your teeth whiter and eliminate disease-causing bacteria. More research is required to prove exactly how beneficial aloe vera is to teeth and mouth care, but it’s thought to have been used as a medicinal plant for thousands of years.
Peppermint oil toothpaste
Peppermint oil kills anaerobic bacteria in your mouth, removes plaque and gives you fresher breath, which is why it’s a popular toothpaste ingredient. In most peppermint oil toothpaste, the hyaluronic acid complements the peppermint, moisturising and protecting your whole mouth.
Raw ginger removes plaque from your teeth, reduces any staining and has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to support a healthy mouth. Most ginger toothpastes are rich in essential minerals calcium and silica, which can potentially help to strengthen and repair brittle teeth, as well as organic coconut oil, which work together to help maintain healthy gums.
Teeth whitening oil pulling
Activated charcoal oil
Natural (or activated) charcoal mouthwash contains teeth whitening oil. It reduces plaque and leaves you with fresher breath. Try using it before brushing you teeth, using the brush to reduce any residue left behind. It’s the perfect accompaniment to activated charcoal toothpaste or any other natural teeth whitening toothpaste.
Good for both your teeth and your gums, coconut oil is a natural teeth whitener offering benefits such as healthier gums and plaque removal. Why not try swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth before you’ve brushed your teeth?
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