DIY Recipes For A Whiter, Brighter Smile

African American woman smilingI’m a coffee addict! I’m talking about your ‘likely not to give a sip’ until I’ve had my cup of Joe kind of girl. Of course, along with finding delight in my daily dose of jolt comes the frustration from coffee build up on my pearly whites! Sure, I could cut back, or eliminate my caffeine fix altogether, but where’s the fun in that?

So, in an effort to regain confidence in my Colgate smile, I dug up 3 safe and savvy natural ways to whiten and brighten my teeth. Get the breakdown below.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

I discovered this little gem when I realized I wasn’t willing (or able) to fork over $50 plus on professional grade whitening strips.

  • Combine a small amount of lemon juice and several teaspoons baking soda.
  • Mix, until it creates a thick paste.
  • Brush your teeth as usual, instead, using the paste – ensuring you reach both your front and back chompers.
  • Repeat this process several days a week, until you reach your optimal shade.

How it works: Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate, is mildly abrasive and gently scrubs away surface stains for a whiter, brighter smile.