Who doesn’t like to have a bright, sparkling smile? A healthy tooth makes you look great and boosts self-confidence as well. While teeth discolouration is part of the ageing process, you can still fight it and avoid stains or tooth discolouration. Teeth can also become yellow because of tobacco usage or the kind of food and drink (acidic) you consume, or sometimes it just runs in the family.
Teeth whitening is safe and effective under a dentist’s supervision, however, several natural remedies can be done at home and get that radiant smile yet again. One such well-known natural remedy being the orange peel, which has been extensively used for teeth whitening.
- Orange peel powder – two tablespoon
- Take two tablespoons of orange peel powder and gradually add water to it until it forms a paste-like consistency.
- Rub this paste on your teeth by dipping a clean toothbrush in the paste then continue brushing your teeth for about 3 minutes.
For better results, follow this method once every day for two weeks. You will see whiter and brighter teeth.
Why it Works:
Oranges are very citrusy, so this healthy fruit may come as a surprise for teeth whitening.
The vitamin C in oranges strengthens the blood vessels and connective tissues in your gums, reducing inflammation and slowing down the progression of gum disease.
The albedo or white part of the orange peel contains vitamin C, pectin, limousine, glycerine and soluble fibre. Many of these compounds act as natural teeth whiteners.
However, using orange peels to white teeth will not have lasting results.