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3 Natural Teeth Whiteners You Should Try 

Margaret Solace

The envy of many people is white sparkling teeth. Causes of brown or coloured teeth are soda, coffee, smoking, decay etc. There are cheap, natural things you can use to whiten your teeth. Check out three of them below.

1. Bicarbonate of soda

This a natural teeth whitener. It contains whitening properties. It is a mild abrasive that can scrub stains, although you have to be careful. Its long term use can wear off the enamel. It prevents bacteria from growing. Do not expect the stains to go away overnight. It is a steady thing. Add sprinkles of it to your toothpaste before brushing.

2. Charcoal

This is gotten from coconut shells, bone char, olive pits, coal etc. It contains toxin binding properties. Using activated charcoal on your teeth is effective in absorbing plaque and stain. Rinse out properly and thorougly.

3. Turmeric powder

This is a yellow spice gotten from a yellow root in India. This yellow powder has whitening properties. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent that protects gums. Use on your toothbrush or sprinkle on your toothpaste.