The business of whitening teeth has exploded into an $11 billion industry. But why make your dentist—or a faceless industry mogul—richer when you can whiten your teeth at home? Everything you need is already in your kitchen—really!
Burnt bread will make you smile. The next time you pop a piece of bread in the toaster and it comes out looking more like charcoal than toast, don’t toss it in the trash. Instead, crush the charred bread into crumbs, mix them with about ½ teaspoon of honey, and brush your teeth with them. Yep, that’s right, just put the concoction on your toothbrush and go to town. Then rinse your mouth thoroughly and admire your whiter, brighter grin.
Your teeth will be as white as eggshells. Because eggshells can whiten your teeth! Start by removing the shells from three hard-boiled eggs and drying the shells thoroughly. Then use a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder to grind them into a fine powder. Store the powder in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Whenever you clean your teeth, sprinkle about half a teaspoon of the eggshell powder on top of the toothpaste on your brush. The abrasive eggshell will help eliminate stains and whiten dull choppers.
ACV is A-OK! Every morning and night, saturate a cotton pad with apple cider vinegar, rub it across your teeth, and rinse your mouth thoroughly with clear water.
Keep your gums healthy, too! Lime peel contains compounds that fight gum disease and whiten your teeth at the same time. The simple routine: Cut a wedge of the fruit, remove the skin, and wipe the inside of the peel over your teeth and gums. Note: Lemons and oranges perform the same dandy dental work—just be sure to use organic citrus fruits.
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