One hears again and again about home remedies that are supposed to whiten teeth using different methods. In contrast to office whitening, as professional teeth whitening is called in the dental practice, home remedies are a convenient alternative. Of course, this is a cheap option, which at first glance is even effective. These home remedies do not guarantee you white teeth in the long term, but rather toothache. Even if you notice positive results and a whitening effect at the beginning - with most products the tooth enamel is destroyed and the teeth become extremely sensitive because they are no longer protected.
Here we clear up some myths about white teeth. We'll show you how your teeth can really get white without damaging them!
THESE HOME REMEDIES WILL MAKE YOUR TEETH WHITE, BUT BROKEN, TOO
Salt grinds your teeth
The teeth become whiter, because salt has an emery effect and the teeth are abraded. This means that plaque on the teeth is combated, but the enamel is also damaged at the same time. In addition, this technique has the opposite effect in the long term. The more of the tooth enamel that is lost, the more dentin that emerges. This has a yellowish color, which is why the result is not white teeth, but broken, discolored teeth with exposed tooth necks.
Putting salt directly on your teeth is just as harmful as sanding it with sandpaper. That is why we strongly advise against it.
Baking soda makes teeth more sensitive
Baking soda ensures white teeth, that's true. However, after regular use, your teeth are not only white, but also broken. Baking soda is extremely aggressive. This removes discoloration, but unfortunately also the enamel at the same time. The more often the process is repeated, the rougher the teeth become. And here, too, with the dwindling enamel, more and more dentin emerges, which makes the teeth appear yellowish. Another negative aspect is that your teeth become more prone to tooth decay because the gums recede and the teeth are therefore less well protected.
Lemon juice and other fruit acids dissolve the tooth enamel
Such acids decrease the stability of the teeth. Caries also develops according to the same principle. Bacteria convert sugar, including fructose, into acids. If it is not possible to stabilize the enamel of healthy teeth after the acid attack, the caries penetrates into the dentin, which lies under the tooth enamel, and causes pain. If the teeth are brushed with lemon juice or other products containing fruit acid, the enamel is destroyed and can even disappear completely.
When it comes to taking care of your teeth, keep your hands off lemon juice, strawberries and the like. The acid it contains attacks your tooth enamel and causes pain.
These alternatives are less harmful - but are they also effective?
Banana peel for white teeth
Banana peel for white teeth
The banana peel is said to have a natural whitening effect on the teeth. Unfortunately, this home whitening procedure is not really effective. You won't get shiny white teeth from the banana peel, but the tooth enamel brightens up very slightly. In addition, the application is a bit complex. To do this, you have to rub your teeth vigorously with the inside of a banana peel until they are covered by a real banana paste. After that, the paste needs to act for 10 minutes, which is a very long time. Conclusion: great effort, little effect - but not harmful.
Tooth whitening with turmeric
A mixture of turmeric and coconut oil is said to promise white teeth. For this, a teaspoon is mixed in each case. Then the paste is applied to the teeth and has to take effect for about 5 minutes, then scrub everything off (for example with an electric toothbrush) and rinse the mouth well. With the turmeric, the teeth can be bleached in a natural way. Unfortunately, turmeric leaves terrible stains on clothing, which you can no longer get out. Therefore, great care must be taken when using it. Conclusion: great effort, but also good result. Here you can find a video tutorial on this topic.
How do you get white teeth without harming them?
The answer is: activated carbon
Here we explain to you what this miracle cure can do for you and your teeth.
Naturally whiten teeth with activated charcoal
In recent years, activated charcoal has become increasingly popular as an alternative to chemical teeth whitening (power whitening). The activated carbon powder is 100% vegetable and has no artificial additives or chemicals. It promises white teeth without damaging them.
Benefits of activated carbon
Activated charcoal absorbs tannins and dyes and gives you naturally white teeth. It detoxifies your mouth and naturally strengthens the oral flora. The fine microparticles of the activated carbon gently and naturally remove discoloration. In addition, activated charcoal has a detoxifying effect on the gums, so you get a freshness kick for your mouth and it brings you fresh breath. Conventional tooth whitening pastes or whitenings are significantly rougher than the activated carbon powder and therefore not suitable for long-term use. The activated carbon powder, on the other hand, does. The Beneva Black Powder is perfect for whitening your teeth naturally and gently. For beautiful, white teeth.
To brush your teeth with activated charcoal, you can use your normal toothbrush. This will not turn black as activated carbon does not stick to it.
- Dip your toothbrush directly into the activated charcoal powder and brush your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Rinse out your mouth.
- If the activated charcoal powder remains a bit between the tooth and the gum, rinse your mouth or brush with your normal toothpaste.
Your teeth will look whiter after the first application. The activated charcoal powder should be used about 2-3 times a week. The application should ideally be supplemented with a professional teeth cleaning at the dentist every 6 months.
We wish you a lot of fun with it and look forward to your white teeth!