Baking soda is one of the ingredients which offers you a large variety of solutions for many skin issues. As it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, this powder can successfully help you have whiter teeth and a healthy mouth.
Apart from these properties, we must also focus on the alkalinity of baking soda, a characteristic that helps you have cleaner teeth and protects your gums from germ damage.
In order to have a ravishing smile, you can use baking soda in combination with many ingredients, but we will stop at the most effective 7 home remedies.
The easiest remedy consists of water and baking soda. All you need to do is prepare a paste of 2 tbsp. of baking soda and some water. Use the paste to brush your teeth and make sure you manage to reach all spaces between your teeth. Eventually rinse with water.
Instead of water, you can use vinegar. The acidity in vinegar speeds the cleaning process. Take 2 tbsp. of baking soda and dissolve it in water combined with several drops of vinegar. Brush your teeth with the resulting composition for about 3 minutes, then wash your mouth with water. This procedure should be followed by a usual brushing so that you remove the powerful smell of vinegar.
But what if you simply combine your usual toothpaste with baking soda. The perfect combination! Apply some toothpaste on the brush then sprinkle some baking soda on top and brush gently your teeth. By repeating this remedy with regularity, you will forget about plaque and bad breath.
If you prefer a more complex remedy that can offer you a fresher breath, cleaner teeth and no more dental plaque you should opt for a mixture prepared with 5 tsp of baking soda, 3 tsp of glycerine and several drops of peppermint oil. Mix well this paste and use it to brush your teeth gently. After every ‘treatment’ make sure you rinse the remedy off with cold water.
If, however, you are a fan of fruits, you should know that strawberries are not just tasty but can help you have a shiny smile. Blend 3 strawberries with 1 tsp of baking soda and use the resulting paste to brush your teeth. After several minutes, you can rinse your mouth with fresh water. The high content of vitamin C will remove the plaque and leave the enamel clean.
Since lemon juice is another ingredient with bleaching properties, you can easily combine it with baking soda. All you need to do is mix the juice from 2 lemons with 2-3 tsp of baking soda and some water and salt if you want. Apply this remedy on your brush and wash your teeth for 2 minutes, then rinse with water.
Perhaps one of the best remedies with whitening effect is the combination between baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. It is very interesting the effect created by the bleaching properties of baking soda in combination with the protective barrier.
The remedy is very easy to prepare. Dilute 2 tbsp. of hydrogen peroxide in ¼ cup of water then immerse your toothbrush in it. Immediately after dip the brush in some baking soda and wash your teeth for a couple of minutes. Eventually remove the remedy with tepid water and wash your teeth as usual.