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Take the charcoal of babool wood and mix it with alum or rock salt to make a toothpowder that can whiten your teeth. This charcoal has absorption qualities that make it a good cleansing agent.
You probably throw away the peels after eating a banana. But, they can come of good use. Rub the inside white part of a banana peel against your teeth for a couple of minutes and then rinse with water.
The roots of banyan tree have been used as a form of disposable toothbrush for a long time. And, you simply have to chew on it to get those pearly whites. These roots have astringent properties that helps whiten your teeth.
After waking up in the morning, take a tablespoon of sesame oil in your mouth and swish it around for 10-15 minutes. Make sure it reaches all corners of your mouth. Once your are done with the swishing, spit the oil out and rinse your mouth with water.
Citrus fruits that are rich in Vitamin C like oranges and lemons, etc. can be applied directly on your teeth for tooth whitening purposes. However, make sure you don’t do it often as they are acidic in nature and can damage your teeth. Also, remember to brush and rinse your mouth with water every time you use such fruits.
There are two ways to reap the dental benefits of tulsi – you could either use dried, powdered leaves of tulsi or mix it with mustard oil/orange peel powder for brushing your teeth. This will not only give you whiter teeth, but also prevent your gums from bleeding.
Gargling your mouth with apple cider vinegar is another home remedy that you can use. Like tulsi, it’ll also protect your gums besides whitening your teeth. However, make sure that you don’t overdo it as it may weaken your enamel.
While brushing the right way, using a mouthwash twice a day and practicing other dental hygiene habits are of paramount importance in keeping your teeth white – there are some home remedies that you can try. Here are some of them.