Lemons Do Work to Whiten Teeth But Not Alone
You don’t have to buy a teeth whitening product in order to make your smile a few shades lighter. You probably have heard of people using baking soda to whiten teeth because it is advertised on tubes of toothpaste you can buy at your local grocery store. The real benefit to this home remedy is when you combine lemon juice with baking soda.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Tooth Paste
Baking soda has an abrasive texture by nature which is great for cleaning your teeth. It also has very alkaline properties which is a direct contrast of the properties of lemon juice. The lemon juice acts as a bleach and whitens your teeth and the baking soda lessens the acidity of the lemon juice and allows it to be brushed onto your teeth in the form of a paste.
How to Make Lemon-based Tooth Paste
The ingredients are quite simple. You’ll need a tablespoon of baking soda. Then add enough lemon juice until it starts to form a paste. It will fizz at first, don’t worry it’s not going to explode. Continue to stir the mixture as you add the lemon juice to the baking soda. It will form a thick paste just like a tooth paste but a little thinner. Once your done take a little tab on your finger and run it across your front teeth. Trust me, you want to do this before you put a big glob on your tooth brush and start going to town. If you even bit into a lemon you’ll know what I mean. Once you get a feel of how much to put on and just a little is enough, brush your teeth with it and leave it on for a minute, then rinse thoroughly.
Lemon Tooth Paste Mix – Final Thoughts
Lemon acts as a bleach so it is recommended that you use it every other day until you see results. This entire process is really easy as most of you will have the items on hand like I did. It takes about 20 seconds to mix and you can easily whip up a small batch before going to bed a few times a week. Give it a try and enjoy your brighter smile with this home remedy.