The sticky substance on the teeth is the plaque, and it can make big and serious health problems. Plaque buildups are turning into tartar, and in the end you will have gingivitis or gum inflammation.
One of the greatest products for this is coconut oil. It can prevent the building of the dental problems, and will give you a nice new white smile.
Another powerful ingredient is the baking soda. It can whiten the teeth and it can eliminate the plaque. People use it to get rid of the dangerous bacteria, and to neutralize the acids inside the mouth.
Use this natural paste to prevent plaque buildups.
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. baking soda
- A few drops of essential oil (peppermint is a nice option)
Stir the ingredients until well combined. Brush your teeth with your homemade paste twice a day.
We give you a few more natural remedies, but try to use them once or twice a week.
- Combine a teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Brush.
- Use a teaspoon of baking soda and enough hydrogen peroxide to get a paste-like mixture. Brush your teeth, and rinse well.
- Use pure baking soda. Dip your wet toothbrush in the baking soda, and brush your teeth. Rinse well.
If you need to whiten your teeth, use pure coconut oil. Have you ever tried oil pulling?
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acid. Lauric acid makes for 50% of this oil. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. This acid removes plaque and bacteria. This simple technique will keep your breath fresh and whiten your teeth.
According to a recent study published in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine, oil pulling removes plaque buildups and aids in the treatment of inflamed gums.
The study was based on the findings of 60 subjects aged between 16 and 18. Each of the participants did the technique for a month, and the results were already visible within seven days of application.
Here’s how to do it:
First, buy some high-quality coconut oil. Swish a teaspoon of the oil for 15-20 minutes. Don’t gargle, just swish. Spit out the oil – DO NOT swallow it.
Rinse well, and brush your teeth. Do this every day, and you will notice the first results within a few days.
Try rubbing coconut oil on your teeth with a clean gauze. Enjoy your glamorous Hollywood smile!