One hears again and again about household remedies, which should whiten the teeth. Of course, this is a cheap alternative, which at first glance is even effective. However, these household remedies do not guarantee you white teeth in the long run, but rather toothache. Even if you notice positive results at the beginning and your teeth are whitened, with most products the enamel is destroyed and the teeth become extremely sensitive because they are no longer protected. Here we clean up some myths about white teeth and show you how your teeth really become white!
THESE HOUSEHOLD REMEDIES MAKE YOUR TEETH WHITE, BUT ALSO BROKEN
Salt grinds the teeth off
The teeth become whiter because salt has an abrasive effect and the teeth are ground down. This means that the plaque on the teeth is fought, but at the same time the enamel is damaged. This technique also has the opposite effect in the long term. The more the enamel is lost, the more dentin emerges. This has a yellowish color, which is why the result is not white teeth, but broken, yellow teeth.
Brushing teeth with salt is just as damaging as working them with sandpaper. That is why we strongly advise against it.
Baking powder makes teeth more sensitive
Baking powder keeps your teeth white, that’s right. But after regular use your teeth are not only white but also broken. Baking powder has an extremely aggressive effect. This removes discolorations, but unfortunately also the enamel. The more often the process is repeated, the rougher the teeth become. And also here more and more dentin appears with the diminishing enamel, which makes the teeth appear yellowish. Another negative aspect is that your teeth become more susceptible to caries because the gums retreat and the teeth are less well protected.
Lemon juice and other fruit acids dissolve tooth enamel
Such acids reduce the stability of the teeth. Caries also develops according to the same principle. Bacteria convert sugar, also fructose, into acids. If it is not possible to stabilize the enamel after the acid attack, the caries penetrates into the dentin, which lies under the enamel, and causes pain. When teeth are brushed with lemon juice or other products containing fruit acids, the enamel is destroyed and can even disappear completely.
Keep your hands off lemon juice, strawberries and the like when it comes to caring for your teeth. The acid it contains attacks your enamel and causes pain.
These alternatives are less harmful – but are they effective?
Banana peel for white teeth
The banana peel is said to have a natural whitening effect on the teeth. Unfortunately, this procedure is not really effective. You won’t get white teeth from the banana peel, but the enamel whitens easily. In addition, the application is somewhat complex. Therefore you have to rub your teeth strongly with the inside of a banana peel until they are covered by a real banana paste. Then the paste has to work for 10 minutes, which is very long. Conclusion, big effort, small effect, but not harmful.
Tooth whitening with turmeric
A mixture of turmeric and coconut oil is said to promise white teeth. One teaspoon is mixed for each one. The paste is then applied to the teeth and has to act for approx. 5 minutes, then scrub everything off and rinse the mouth thoroughly. Turmeric can be used to bleach teeth in a natural way. Unfortunately, turmeric leaves terrible stains on your clothes, which you can’t get out, so be careful when using it. Conclusion, big effort, but also good result. Here you can find a video tutorial on this topic.
How do you get white teeth without harming you?
The answer is: activated carbon
What this miracle cure can do for you and your teeth, we explain to you here.
natural teeth whitening with activated carbon
In recent years activated carbon has become increasingly popular as an alternative to chemical tooth whitening. The activated carbon powder is 100% vegetable and has no artificial additives or chemicals. It promises white teeth without damaging them.
Advantages of activated carbon
Activated carbon 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 carbon 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 activated carbon powder and therefore not suitable for permanent use. The activated carbon powder, on the other hand, is. The Beneva Black Powder is perfect to whiten your teeth naturally and gently. For beautiful, white teeth
Beneva Black Powder
"white teeth in 3 days"
Beneva Black Powder
"White teeth in 3 days"
To brush your teeth with activated carbon, you can use your normal toothbrush. It won’t turn black because activated carbon won’t stick to it.
- Dip your toothbrush directly into the activated carbon powder and brush your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Rinse your mouth out.
- If the activated carbon powder stays a little between your teeth and gums, rinse your mouth or brush with your normal toothpaste.
After the first application your teeth will look whiter. The activated carbon powder should be used 2-3 times per week.
We wish you a lot of fun with it and look forward to your white teeth!