Baking Soda Brush
Brushing your teeth, along with flossing, are the single most important things you can do to keep your mouth looking clean, feeling fresh, and bright with a smile. Only sometimes it seems like all of those chemical laden toothpastes (fluoride, looking at you) don’t seem to work. So if you want something twice as effective without having to buy it manufactured in a factory, you should reach for some baking soda and lemon juice. If you mix just half a teaspoon of baking soda, water, and lemon juice then you should be able to form it into a paste. Use this as your toothpaste replacement and brush for up to two minutes at a time. Rinse thoroughly and repeat this process every other day for the next week. Baking soda can be abrasive over time so after your first week of usage cut back even further and just brush once a week with the mixture. You will see a whiter, brighter, and cleaner smile in no time.
Pulling Activated Charcoal
Some people might already use charcoal in an array of beauty supplies for their skincare but now some are beginning to reach for activated charcoal when it is time to get their teeth clean. When you want to get whiter teeth the last thing you’d typically want to do is fill your mouth with a chalky black substance like charcoal; however, numerous tests and examples can be found on the Internet and off, showing that a charcoal pull can work to clean up your teeth. The reason that activated charcoal can clean your mouth and whiten your teeth is simple: charcoal is highly absorbent and it collects tannins and such, which tend to stain your teeth. After holding the charcoal in your mouth, or brushing it on with a toothbrush, you would spit out and rinse like normal. After doing so you should immediately see a slightly brighter shade to your teeth. Keep in mind you need to find food grade charcoal and not the stuff you plan on throwing in the BBQ. Do this once a day for a week before turning to a once weekly schedule to keep you fresh.