“No, mom, no. I do not want to do toothpaste paste today. It is yukkkkkkkkk!!! No, mom, no.” *with teary face runs fast like a rabbit*
*mom running after her kid, suddenly stops, & says to herself* “Hey… Why am I running after this little devil like an idiot? I mean he is doing nothing wrong. We have been using this toothpaste since a year but it has not helped us even a bit. Just see my more-yellow-than-a-banana- tooth.”
Can you name any person who is happy with his or her toothpaste? Well, we know you can not as it is hard and tough. So, not only this mom but, we all have this issue. Does this mean that this toothpaste will keep on emptying our wallets without giving us our “white shinny tooth” in return? Ummm… Yes. As long as you will let them do so.
Know about “DIY teeth whitening” and save your wallet as well as your tooth. No problem if you do not know about this; we will tell you. Here are our 3 favourite homemade toothpaste (Ahm, ahm. There is no need of making weird faces. You read it right. Your own home-made toothpastes…)
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste
You can not just make cakes or bakery products with baking soda. You can use it to enhance your beauty as well. Soda Sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) together with lemon juice can do wonders. They can become your tooth’s “forever” bae. They take away the “yellow-ness” from your tooth and give them diamond-like shine. They help in balancing pH. That’s they are fantastic for those who love to eat spicy-acidic-food and drink lots of alcoholic drinks.
For making this paste, you will need:
4 to 5 teaspoon of baking soda
2 lemon’s juice (you can also use water in place of this)
A hard or soft toothbrush – as you like
Mix all these ingredients well and apply on your tooth. Using this paste everyday is not necessary. You can use baking-soda-and-water-paste one day and just lemon juice as a toothpaste another day.
Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub
Kids run away from colourlessness. They love colours and a twist. Give them that! Use there very favourite strawberries to make a toothpaste and ask them to help you in making this crazy-paste. The red colour of strawberries will not only excite them , but the taste of this toothpaste will make them to clean there teeth again and again.
For this paste, you need:
Not much but just 2 to 3 large strawberries
A pinch of sea salt
Half teaspoon of baking soda (if you want)
As your kids’ very favourite strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, they help in breaking-down plaque. Furthermore, they have an enzyme which is know as malic acid, which helps in removing surface stains.
Coconut Oil Rinse
Coconut oil is used to make delicious dishes, and for hair growth as well. However, very few people knows that it is fantastic for tooth as well. The luric acid in this oil can make your tooth get rid of bacteria found in plaque which makes them yellow. It promotes gum health and helps in keeping your breath fresh. The best time to do this is early in the morning. Get up, before doing yoga or going on walk, take a tablespoon on coconut oil and “massage” your tooth well with it.
If you want to make your tooth look like pearls, follow these tips. They are simple, inexpensive and very effective. So… Keep your tooth healthy and smile like chimpanzee.
Happy life! 😀
Khalid Irfan is a Fitness expert who enjoys spending time in gym. He also enjoys being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise as well as researching new topics to expand his horizons.