How to whiten your teeth at home according to a dentist

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If you're looking for a natural teeth whitening home remedy to use in between dental checkups, then brushing your teeth with activated charcoal can help you out. Activated charcoal is processed at a high heat and has a negative electrical charge, attracting positively charged molecules. It binds with toxins and yet can't be absorbed by our bodies. It whitens your teeth by absorbing stains and plaque. It also has an abrasion score of between 70 and 90 on the RDA scale, falling below that of most whitening toothpastes, but you should still be cautious of applying too much pressure and of using it too regularly. Here's how to use activated charcoal on your teeth:

What You'll Need

  • Old dark or dark coloured towel to prevent staining
  • Old toothbrush
  • Activated charcoal
  • Glass cup

What You'll Do

  • Buy activated charcoal as a loose powder or in capsule form (you'll need to break these open).
  • Wet your old toothbrush and place on tissue paper so as not to get the powder on your sink.
  • Pour the contents of one capsule onto the toothbrush.
  • Wrap the old towel over the front of your clothes to protect them from any spillage
  • Gently brush your teeth in a circular motion for between 4-5 minutes.
  • Spit into a cup and pour the contents down the drain or into the toilet for an easier clean up.
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