SiOWfa15: Science In Our World: Certainty And Controversy

One of the many things that a person can find attractive about another is their smile. But what is a nice smile without white teeth? There are many ways to whiten your teeth such as, strips and bleaching, but those can actually be harmfully for your teeth and make them more sensitive. There are actually more natural way to whiten teeth that are way less harmful.

The first way is with baking soda and lemon juice paste. Baking soda, or Sodium bicarbonate, is only mildly abrasive so it is less harmful than strips or bleaching. Baking soda scrubs the yellow surface of your teeth away which ultimately leads to whiter teeth. Baking soda is also very alkaline, or the opposite of acidic, so that helps balance the Ph of the lemon juice paste that is also involved in this process. The lemon juice paste acts as a “natural bleach.” However, its good to alternate between water and lemon juice when making this paste because there is still some acidity.

The next paste includes strawberries, salt and baking soda again. Strawberries are very high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps break-down the yellow plaque on teeth. Strawberries also contain malic acid enzymes that help to remove stains from coffee or tea on teeth. The salt in the paste acts as an abrasive and actually scrubs away the plaque. The baking soda in this paste has the same purpose that it does in the other paste.

The final paste isn’t really a paste. Rinsing your mouth with coconut oil has shown to have positive affects. This is an older remedy that is very unique. It doesn’t sound like the most appealing ay to whiten teeth thing, but it does make a difference in the color of your teeth. It won’t make a difference by “whitening” per say, but there is lauric acid in coconut oil that can rid teeth of bacteria found in plaque. In addition to promoting witness, coconut oil also promotes gum health, and help keep your breath fresh.

Having nice, white teeth is always a plus, but the ways that are presented to us after always the safest. By using these natural ingredients to whiten your teeth, you will see results and they won’t make your teeth more sensitive and you’ll be able to enjoy all of the foods you want to eat.